The Exposure Photography Festival presents EXPOSURE FENCE: PEOPLE & PLACE at Calgary’s Olympic Plaza, in partnership with Chinook Blast! Festival (Calgary) and Photoville (Brooklyn, New York, USA).
Curated by Beth Kane, People & Place presents the work of five visual artists based in Treaty 6 and 7 territories, also known as Southern Alberta. The work and perspectives of this dynamic group of exhibiting artists provide us with both celebratory and critical visual insights regarding the complex, intertwined relationships between People & Place within these traditional territories.
Through Tyler Tanner’s documentation of Calgary’s dynamic skate scene and DIY ethic and Oseremen Irete’s celebration of Alberta’s Black community and creatives, People & Place visually describes diverse identities and communities that energize this region.
To further social commentary using photography and encourage dialogue about challenging sociocultural correlations and disconnects here within our region, People & Place presents Nahanni McKay’s exploration of colonialism and the impact of mass tourism on Banff National Park, Louie Villanueva’s personal journey recounting his struggles with identity formation and passage between two cultures, and Dona Schwartz’s dissection of social networks and boundaries of Calgary’s lived communities.
Exposure’s free outdoor exhibition activates an accessible public space, enabling new opportunities for increased engagement with the art of photography and visual storytelling. Working with our exhibition partners, we amplify impactful visual narratives, offer novel insights, and connect artists to diverse audiences.