Photo: Hikaru Hayashi
Heads up Vancouver-based photographers and photography-lovers, the Vancouver Photo Book Fair is happening in a week over at Western Front! There aren’t too many things I love more than a good book of photos and this event is free and open to the public!
This first-ever Vancouver Photo Book Fair is organized in partnership with the Vancouver Art Book Fair, which is the longest-running international art book fair in Canada! Have a look below at all the full info including the event hours and full list of local and international exhibitors!
Photo by Valerie Chiang
Fiiiirst is a project by Guillaume Tomasi which orchestrates exchanges between pairs of photographers whose identities are kept secret from one another. One photographer shoots a photo and the other responds to it with a photo of their own. They go back and forth for a couple months and then the results are published and identities are revealed. The images I’ve included here are from an exchange between photographers Valerie Chiang and Olivier Seignette. Have a look at the rest of their conversation below.
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Now if you’re an artist, designer, photographer, creative of any kind, looking for feedback on your work, here’s an opportunity to receive some constructive criticism! If you’re brave enough to share an image of your work below we’ll provide some honest feedback and we’d like to invite other readers to give some polite, helpful, insightful comments as well! It can be really hard to step outside yourself and see your own work with fresh eyes, so having other people offer some perspective may help you.
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Retainers of Anarchy, 2017
key frame drawing for algorithmic animation sequence
Courtesy of the Artist
Artist Howie Tsui’s “Retainers of Anarchy” is a 25-metre long 5-channel video installation inspired by traditional Chinese martial arts literature known as wuxia, which was placed under heavy censorship by the People’s Republic of China who were afraid of inciting anti-government sentiment. Despite this wuxia became one of the most popular genres of Chinese fiction.
Tsui spent three years creating the deeply personal work, now on display at the Vancouver Art Gallery until May 28th. Have a look at the video clip below as well as a few more images to get a sense of the immense scale of the artwork.
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