Reflections Art Show in Coal Harbour Explores Vulnerability and Gender

Photo by Chris Reed

By Kendell Yan

A group art exhibition titled Reflections is opening up at the Foster Eastman Gallery in Coal Harbour showcasing the work of four multidisciplinary artists. The artists each explore representations of the male form, and serve as a dialogue between the artists, their subjects, and the viewers so that they may see a reflection of themselves in the work.

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Reflections Art Show in Coal Harbour Explores Vulnerability and Gender

Vancouver Civic Theatres’ Upcoming Public Programs

Learn the basics of architectural photography with instructor Doug Williams. This course will teach you techniques for window light portraits, using flash, methods of creating abstracts, and long exposures outdoors. Review your work in the class and practice with the instructor’s one-on-one support. This course is low cost, so if you’ve got a keen interest in photography but are low on resources, this is the opportunity you’ve been looking for.

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Vancouver Civic Theatres’ Upcoming Public Programs

Vancouver’s Alleys are More Awesome Now!

Photo: Lenée Son/Inside Vancouver

As part of its More Awesome Now project, the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association, HCMA Architecture + Design and the City of Vancouver have come together to transform several drab laneways into vibrant, engaging, accessible urban parks. Featuring basketball hoops, a foosball court, and hopscotch, More Awesome Now encourages people to BYOB (bring your own ball), have fun, and make new social connections.

The first Awesome public lane is located south of West Hastings between Seymour and Granville. Check out the photo essay below to see what I’m talking about.

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Vancouver’s Alleys are More Awesome Now!

A Guide to Colourful Walls in Vancouver

Assami at La Casa Gelato

@asssssssami at La Casa Gelato, Vancouver.

What better way to document your #ootd or urban adventure than with a photograph in front of a colourful wall? A solid colour wall serves as a stellar outdoor backdrop to make your portrait or outfit posts pop. Vancouver is a never-ending source of photo ops and amidst the mountains and the ocean, the city is a gold mine of vibrantly hued walls perfect for that next quintessential shot.

Here are Vancouver’s most Instagram-worthy walls to add to your carefully curated visual diary.

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A Guide to Colourful Walls in Vancouver

Kids In Vancouver: Take A Walking Photo Tour Of Olympic Village

Olympic Village Birds | Photo: Elsbro (Flickr)

Olympic Village Birds | Photo: Elsbro (Flickr)

Olympic Village is one of the most picturesque spots in Vancouver, featuring sweeping views of Science World, BC Place, and the downtown Vancouver skyline. While the waterfront community is the perfect spot to grab some lunch, stroll along the seawall, and snap photos of the landscape, it is also a great place to have a little photo walk fun with kids!

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Kids In Vancouver: Take A Walking Photo Tour Of Olympic Village

Rare Photographs of Vancouver from 1860-1920 Revealed in New Exhibition

From the Unger Family collection, c. 1915, gelatin silver print (UL#1228) | Image from presentationhousegallery.org

From the Unger Family collection, c. 1915, gelatin silver print (UL#1228) | Image from presentationhousegallery.org

Today, Metro Vancouver is a bustling metropolis of 2.5 million people: one of the world’s most livable cities and a place where open land is in short supply, if the current real estate boom is any indication.

Go back about a century or so, however, and things were a little different. A new photography exhibition is offering a rare glimpse into Vancouver from 1860-1920, a period when the fledgling settlement clung hazardously to the coast, surrounded by the vast, wild forests all around it.

The Nanitch exhibition, on display now at the Presentation House Gallery, is pulled from an incredible archive of more than 18,000 rarely seen photographs recently donated to the UBC Library by philanthropists Uno and Dianne Langmann. Images range from old postcards to hand-coloured prints, glass negatives and even stereo cards (the “virtual reality” 3D images of the day).  Continue reading:
Rare Photographs of Vancouver from 1860-1920 Revealed in New Exhibition

Soaring with Birds Exhibit at the Pendulum Gallery, Aug. 10-22

Green-breasted Mango | Photo Credit: Liron Gertsman

Green-Breasted Mango | Photo Credit: Liron Gertsman

Who hasn’t looked up at the sky and dreamed of soaring with birds? Liron Gertsman, a 14 year old Vancouver photographer, is making that dream come true in his own way while giving back to the birds that inspire him.

An avid bird watcher and photographer, this remarkable teenager has amassed a life list of 694 bird species. In the past four years, his photographs of these birds have attracted attention from local and national media including a feature on CBC’s daily news show, The National. Continue reading:
Soaring with Birds Exhibit at the Pendulum Gallery, Aug. 10-22