Upcoming Club Activities

  1. Theme
    LinesCompleted Apr 7, 2021

    “They can be leading lines, implied lines, actual lines etc. The theme is open to interpretation but the line, or lines, have to be crucial to the photo's essence.” - amateur photographer.co.uk


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    5 members made a total of 75 comments on 45 submissions.

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  2. Meeting

    Join us as award winning photgrapher, Gabor Gasztonyi shares his wisdom and experience in Documentary Photography!

    Agenda:

    • Welcome and Announcements - Nancy


    • Top 10 Themes


    • Gabor Gasztonyi
      (Gabor Gasztonyi BA MPA)

      Details to follow

      About Gabor Gasztonyi BA MPA

      Gabor Gasztonyi BA, MPA

      A professional photographer and author Gabor Gasztonyi lives in New Westminster with his wife, artist Judith Copland, where they operate a photographic studio and art gallery.   They also live part of the year in Budapest.

      His book “A Room in the City” published by Anvil Press, 2010 with a forward by Dr Gabor Mate, was a finalist for the George Ryga Award for Social Justice in Literature as well as the Alcuin Award for book design.  The book is a photographic journey in the hotel rooms of the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver.  The book contains Gabor’s diary and selected poems. 

      Gabor has had numerous exhibits of his photographic work in Canada and Europe.  In 2006 he was awarded the Nikon Prize for photojournalism in BC and the Sony Press Award in 2015 from the Professional Photographers of Canada, as well as the Award of Excellence, Society of Canadian Artists, Montreal. Also in 2017, Gabor won the Nikon Press Award in photojournalism at the Professional Photographers of Canada National Exhibition in Ottawa.  He represented Canada in the World Photographic Cup in two successive years, 2017 and 2018 in the press, documentary category. 

      Recent exhibitions have included Views from the South Bank II at the Surrey Art Gallery, in 2015, featuring photographs of Sudanese immigrants to Canada.  These images were also included in the recent Facing Time Exhibit at the Surrey Art Gallery in 2021.  In June of 2016, his work was displayed at the Alfred Fried  Exhibition in Paris at Unesco Headquarters.   The selected image was reproduced in large format, in a group exhibition, on the exterior of Unesco Headquarters. 

      He recently produced and directed a feature-length documentary film, No Way Out, tracing the history of two couples in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver.  Screening at festivals commencing in 2018.  The film nominated in five categories at the 2018 London Filmmakers Festival, won the best editing in a feature documentary.  In 2019 the film won the Best Cinematopgraphy award at the Harlem International Film Festival in New York. 

      Gabor’s exhibition, Hastings: A Second Look, was selected as a Feature Exhibit in the Capture Photography Festival 2017.  Also, he was successful in obtaining another Capture Feature Exhibit, Chilcotin Rodeo in 2018.  His solo exhibit, Portraits, at the Plaskett Gallery in New Westminster began the galleries spring season. 

      As Chairman of Rotary’s Walk to end Polio Gabor is keenly involved with global projects to promote the rehabilitation of children with polio, particularly in Ethiopia.  In 2017 he received a citation from the Ethiopian government in recognition of his work to eradicate polio.  One of his photographic projects is called, The Last Polio Children. 

      He was awarded the Bernie Cultural Award by the City of New Westminster in 2018. 

      More information at www.gaborphotography.com



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    Meeting Location:

    Apr 20, 2021 @ 7:30PM
    Zoom Meeting - TBA
  3. Theme
    Recent Work #7 (voting)Voting ends Apr 21, 2021

    Open - no specific topic.  Any image you may have taken within the last two months.

  4. Theme
    ContrastSubmissions due Apr 30, 2021

    Contrast is used to direct a viewers’ attention to a subject.

  5. Theme
    New Theme OpensOpens May 1, 2021
    Details announced when theme opens
  6. Meeting

    Introduction to Street Photography: In this workshop, Elizabeth will introduce you to the genre of street photography. She will talk about what street photography is and introduce us to some of the masters for inspiration. As well as talking about gear, the ethics of street photography, and techniques for shooting different street photography styles, she will show us ways to get over the fear of photographing strangers.

    Agenda:

    • Welcome and Announcements - Nancy


    • Themes - Top 10


    • Introduction to Street Photography - Elizabeth Gray

      Introduction to Street Photography: In this workshop, Elizabeth will introduce you to the genre of street photography. She will talk about what street photography is and introduce us to some of the masters for inspiration. As well as talking about gear, the ethics of street photography, and techniques for shooting different street photography styles, she will show us ways to get over the fear of photographing strangers.


    Meeting Location:

    May 4, 2021 @ 7:30PM
    Zoom Meeting - TBA
  7. Theme
    Recent Work #8Submissions due May 14, 2021

    Open - no specific topic.  Any image you may have taken within the last two months.

  8. Theme
    New Theme OpensOpens May 15, 2021
    Details announced when theme opens
  9. Meeting

    Street Photography - The Power of Story: In this session, Elizabeth will talk about creating street images that tell a compelling story. After a brief review of what street photography is, she will talk about the elements that make captivating storytelling images. Through examples and discussion, you will learn how to create street photographs that go beyond candid snapshots, and the technical aspects of capturing them.

    Agenda:

    • Welcome and Announcements - Nancy


    • Themes - Top 10


    • Street Photography : The Power of Story - Elizabeth Gray

      Street Photography - The Power of Story: In this session, Elizabeth will talk about creating street images that tell a compelling story. After a brief review of what street photography is, she will talk about the elements that make captivating storytelling images. Through examples and discussion, you will learn how to create street photographs that go beyond candid snapshots, and the technical aspects of capturing them.


    Meeting Location:

    May 18, 2021 @ 7:30PM
    Zoom Meeting - TBA
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    New Theme OpensOpens Jun 1, 2021
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    New Theme OpensOpens Jun 15, 2021
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    New Theme OpensOpens Jul 1, 2021
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    New Theme OpensOpens Jul 15, 2021
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