Category Archives: North West Photo Fest 2018

North West Photo Fest Call for Entry

We are looking for photography for the North West Photo Fest Exhibition

Register and share your photo for our

photography show

Each year the Annual North West Photo Fest officially opens with a photo exhibition. The North West Photo Fest celebrates, promotes and explores the challenges of photography, and supports tourism in Kitimat and the northwest region.

The theme for this year’s North West Photo Fest is ‘The Wilderness around Us’, and whether you are a beginner or professional photographer, we invite you to share your photo in a community show.

The North West Photo Fest exhibition runs from Thursday, August 9 to Saturday, September 8, 2018. Sign up by filling out the Call for Entry registration form.  The Deadline to register is Friday, July 27, 2018. There is no entry fee to participate in the photo exhibition; however, other Photo Fest events may require a fee; visit www.northwestphotofest for more details.

As everyone today carries a camera from a mobile phone to a professional model, photography is more accessible than ever and can bring people from the Northwest together. Whether you are a beginner or professional photographer, we invite you to share your photo in this community show at City Centre Mall, Thursday, August 9 to Saturday, September 8, 2018.

Sign up by filling out the Call for Entry registration form.  The deadline to register is Friday, July 27, 2018. Once you have registered for this free event, you may want to participate in some of the other Photo Fest events – workshops, photo walks, and photo adventures.  The fees are very reasonable at two $25 ($10 for students) for the weekend events and July outings for $12-15 each.  There will also be a free toy photography session.  Watch www.northwestphotofest for more details.

Two sizes of frames are available but limited, so if you require, please email Angela Eastman at the time of registration for details.

To register, email, mail or hand-deliver your North West Photo Fest entry form to:

Kitimat Museum & Archives
293 City Centre
Kitimat BC  V8C 1T6

For more information contact the Museum at 250-632-8950.

A man with a hat looking through a camera

Ab Morrison-Hayward exhibit at the Kitimat Museum and Archives


Haisla Nation photographer and artist Ab Morrison-Hayward’s show Northern Exposures runs at the Kitimat Museum & Archives from April 6 to May 5, 2018

Ab Morrison-Hayward will be teaching a beginners photography workshop at the North West Photo Fest. 2018

Here are some images from the opening reception on April 6.






North West Photo Fest update and planning meeting February 15, 2018

You’re invited to an update and planning meeting for North West Photo Fest 2018, at the Kitimat Museum and Archives at 7:30 pm on Thursday, February 15,  2018.

Update

North West Photo Fest Society

As of January 1, North West Photo Fest is now a society under the British Columbia Society Act.

As a Society we can now open up our planning for the 2018 and future festivals to our supporters in Kitimat, Terrace and across the northwest.

For the past three years the Kitimat Museum and Archives have been handling our finances. After three years of success, the festival is now an independent society, which will make us eligible for more financing support from the federal and provincial governments as well as from the private sector.

Now that we are formal Society, we will need members for our board of directors, especially a society treasurer and society secretary as well as additional volunteer directors.  I know many Kitimat residents have multiple commitments, but if the festival is to grow to support regional photographers and to promote tourism in the Kitimat region, we need directors and volunteers to help us put the festival on during the weekend of August 10 to 12, 2018.

Theme 2018 The Wilderness Around Us.

Our theme for 2018 is The Wilderness Around Us. The festival’s aim this year to bring to together the people of the northwest region and emphasize the experience of residents where everyone carries a camera from a mobile phone to a professional model and can photograph the wilderness on a daily basis.

Agenda for the meeting

1. Update on the North West Photo Fest Society, brief explanation of constitution, bylaws and membership requirements. Request for volunteers for board of directors
2. Call for volunteers to help with  planning and mounting the  festival in July and August.
3. Call for suggestions for programming, workshops and photo walks or photo adventures.
4. Call for suggestions to engage northwest BC residents.
5. Call for suggestions to promote tourism in the Kitimat region through the photo festival.
6. Any other suggestions.

Thanks

Robin Rowland
President
North West Photo Festival Society