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Photos from the North West Photo Exhibition opening Thursday, August 9, 2018

Photos from the opening reception for the North West Photo Fest exhibition. The Wilderness Around us by northwest local photographers combined with award-winning photos from 2017 from the News Photographers Association of Canada. The Exhibit is at the Kitimat Museum & Archives until September 8, 2018.

Thanks to Bandstra Transportation Systems, the News Photographers Association of Canada and Ali Ledgerwood for making Kitimat part of the NPAC national tour.


See the best of Canadian photojournalism at North West Photo Fest 2018


People are seen behind a projection as they stand on a train platform during Kontinuum, an immersive multimedia production taking place in the bowels of the future Lyon Light Rail Transit station as part of Ottawa 2017’s Canada 150 celebrations, in Ottawa on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press)

North West Photo Fest   2018 presents a selection of the best of Canadian photojournalism in the year 2017.

The exhibit of these prize winning photographs can be seen, along with the local exhibit, The Wilderness Around Us, at the Kitimat Museum & Archives from August 9 to September 8, 2018.

Join us for the opening reception at the museum, Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 7:30 pm.

The News Photographers Association of Canada winners of its annual National Pictures of the Year 2017 recognize the excellence represented in submissions by Canada’s outstanding photojournalists whose compelling images collectively represented a spectacular body of work.

Photographers use their cameras as tools of exploration, documentation and ultimately, as instruments of change. Over 2,000 images were submitted for consideration by Canada’s premier photojournalist competition, the National Pictures of the Year (NPOY) awards. They are a testament to the ideal that photography matters—now more than ever.

Audiences in  Vancouver, Toronto, Saguenay and most recently Duncan, BC. have loved this exhibit. There are plans for the exhibit to travel to Calgary, Winnipeg and Ottawa as part of their photo festivals.

This exhibit made possible by NPAC, Bandstra Transportation Systems Ltd.  and the Kitimat Museum & Archives.

The News Photographers Association of Canada (NPAC) celebrates and champions quality and ethical photography in journalism. Through a variety of efforts, the association challenges its members to better themselves and to continually raise the bar of industry standards.
From workshops and monthly clip contests, to discussion forums and portfolio critiques, the non-profit and volunteer-run association strives to provide support for its members, both the experienced professional and the student who will become tomorrow’s professional.

North West Photo Fest seminars August 12, 2017

The North West Photo Fest Saturday seminars at River Lodge, August 12, 2017

 The seminars begin

The seminars begin. (Louise Avery)

Andy Clark on how to tell stories with pictures. (Robin Rowland)

Candice Ward talking about the importance of personal projects in photography. (Robin Rowland)

Brandon Broderick discussing nature photography, camera traps and tracking wolves. (Robin Rowland)

Malcolm Park’s seminar on astrophotography was one of the most popular (Robin Rowland)


Checking out gear during a break. Malcolm Park, Jay Gough, Ali Ledgerwood and Candice Ward. (Robin Rowland)

Ali Ledgerwood checks out the lunch provided by Save-on-Foods (Louise Avery)


Sarah Ducharme of the North Coast Cetacean Research Initiative at the whale information booth.  (Louise Avery)

Duncan Peacock of Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Unit 63, Kitimat, “Snowflake Responder,” talked about marine safety, hypothermia and search and rescue. (Robin Rowland)

Dwight Magee’s seminar on heavy industrial photography included shooting from a helicopter on a mountain peak while workers suspended high voltage hydro lines across at valley (Robin Rowland)


Robin Rowland trying on some of the heavy personal protective equipment at Dwight Magee’s industrial photography seminar (Ali Ledgerwood)


Jay Gough from Nikon described the basic techniques for wildlife photography as well demonstrating equipment. (Robin Rowland)

Jay Gough from Nikon talking about the proper stance when using a long lens (Robin Rowland)

Liz and Jim Thorne gave a Canada 150 visual history of  the Kitimat Valley presentation. (Robin Rowland)