Way back on August 31st, 2013, 60 photography-buffs were anxiously milling around a JJ Bean Coffee Shop on Commercial Drive. These ladies and gentlemen were about to embark on a photography marathon that would challenge, exhaust, and excite all who participated.
The 12 x 12 photo marathon is a yearly event that happens at the end of each summer. During the marathon, each of the 60 willing participants are given one roll of film with only 12 exposures. They begin in the morning, and every hour are given a new theme to capture on film.
Themes can be anything from single words to short phrases that are open to interpretation. Past examples have included “loud,” “never gonna give you up,” “torn apart,” and “vague.” Participants only have one exposure to capture each theme in the exact sequence that they are released. Photos are then judged on creativity, aesthetics, theme interpretation, and overall series execution.
None of the photographers who participated in the event have seen how their photographs developed, and are not allowed to until Saturday, October 12th at 6pm. You can join the 60 marathoners as they regroup with nervous anticipation to find out how their images developed.
The free exhibit of the photographs from the 12 x 12 photo marathon will be held for one night only at the Scotiabank Dance Centre at Davie and Granville Streets in the heart of Downtown Vancouver and is open to the public. Photo enthusiasts, art lovers, and Vancouverites of all ages are welcome to experience this unique one-night-only event.
Celebrate the art of film photography as the excitement of that day’s events is relived through the 720 images that will be on display in their purest and unedited form, making this one-of-a-kind event a true showcase of Vancouver’s Raw Talent.
R.S.V.P to the 12×12 Raw Talent Photo Exhibit held on October 12th by clicking here.