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2017 InFocus Photographers Announced

The 2017 InFocus Photo Exhibit is going to be a great show! Inspired by the theme “The Future,” the 2017 InFocus photographers come together in a moving collection of some of the best photography our country has to offer!


ABOUT INFOCUS:

MISSION: To promote and exhibit innovative, thoughtful, and provocative photography created by CANADIAN contemporary image makers.

INFOCUS PHOTO is an annual exhibition curated by Alexis Marie Chute. In it’s first year, 2015, the show took place at Harcourt House Artist Run Centre and featured Edmonton and area photographers. In the second year, InFocus expanded to celebrate the best photography from across Alberta, showcased at dc3 Art Projects. Now, in its third installment, InFocus has fulfilled its mission of welcoming submissions from ALL Canadian photographers. This year, 2017, the curated show will be mounted in The Front Gallery. InFocus takes place every February during Exposure Photography Festival.

 

Click here to visit the InFocus Photo Exhibit and Award website. 

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As the curator of InFocus, I am immensely proud to announce our line-up of talented and innovative photographers for 2017:

Hedy Bach

Wes Bell

Lauren Dary

Al Dixon

Gerry Dotto

Emogene

Greg Gerla

Andy Greening

Laura Grier

Aidan Guerra

Chan Hawkins

Joshua Jensen

Candace Makowichuk

Ann Mansolino

Drew May

Deborah Naoum

Marko Radovanovic

Jay Rehill

Steve Ricketts

Murray Sugden

Anne Tapler White

Vanessa Tignanelli

Curtis Trent

Kevin Tuong

Henry VanderSpek

Peter Young

"Pearl" by Curtis Trent

“Pearl” by Curtis Trent


 

There are many exciting announcements to share in the days ahead. Some of these include:

  • A NEW EVENT: The InFocus portfolio review night! We’ve got a great group of professional reviewers lined-up to offer their wealth of knowledge and experience to photographers. Stay tuned for the online registration which will open soon.
  • Very shortly we will launch the 2017 edition of the InFocus Photo People’s Choice Award. Voting will take place online and is an exciting race to the finish line. The winner will be announced at the opening reception during the curator talk.

Please subscribe to this blog by clicking here to stay on top of all the exciting InFocus news, along with other happenings by the InFocus curator.

 

InFocus 2016 Opening Reception!

The InFocus 2016 opening reception took place on February 4. It was a wonderful event with over 250 people in attendance! There was great food, drink, and conversation! Alexis Marie spoke fondly of all the work presented in the show during the curator’s talk and it spurred on a great deal of conversation afterwards. It was a wonderful event!  Take a look at some of the images below.

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Also, we want to send out a HUGE congratulations to Aidan Guerra for winning the 2016 People’s Choice Award! His image, Eye of the Storm, is a spectacular piece. Vistek was proud to hand over the prize of a $250 gift certificate during the event. Great job Aidan!

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Eye of the Storm, by Aidan Guerra

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Finally, the show continues to run for the month of February. The gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday. Make sure to stop by and see the show! It is located at dc3 Art Projects (10567 111 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5H).

Thank you to everyone who came to the opening and the photographers who made this show possible!

InFocus Photo Exhibit Opening Reception this Thursday

It was an exciting weekend! Not only did we hang the InFocus Photo Exhibit at dc3 Art Projects, but our InFocus People’s Choice Award voting came to a close. The voting was a close race all month. In the end, there were over 2,000 votes cast online. I am so excited to announce the winner. That will take place during my Curator Talk at the opening reception.

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Alexis Marie & Aaron Chute, the core InFocus Team.

Alexis Marie & Aaron Chute, the core InFocus Team.

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A big thank-you to Vistek, our InFocus People’s Choice Award sponsor.

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InFocus Photo opening reception:

Thursday, February 4, 6-9PM
Curator Talk 7PM
dc3 Art Projects
10567 – 111 Street
Edmonton, AB

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Last week I spoke about InFocus on Global morning news. Here is the interview.

I hope to see you Thursday night!

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3 Days Left to Vote! InFocus People’s Choice Award

I am proud to announce that Vistek is the new sponsor for the InFocus Peolple’s Choice Award. The voting is going fabulously – and boy, what a tight race to first place! There are only three more days to vote for your favorite photograph and photographer. With one vote per day per household, if you want your choice to win, now is the time to spread the word. Tell your friends and family. We have so many amazing photographers that want your vote. Now is the time!

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We will announce the winner of the InFocus People’s Choice Award at the opening reception. This will take place during the Curator Talk.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Opening Reception: 6 – 9 PM

Curator Talk: 7 PM

dc3 Art Projects

10567 – 111 Street
Edmonton, AB, Canada
T5H 3E8

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Please RSVP to the opening reception on Facebook by clicking here or via email [email protected]

You can find InFocus Photo Exhibit listed with Exposure Photography Festival’s events. Click here to see what other photography events are taking place during the month of February.

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This morning, bright and early, I spoke about InFocus Photo Exhibit and the People’s Choice Award on the Global Morning News. As always, I am so proud to share about this exhibit which means so much to me. The InFocus photographers are a super talented bunch! Once the interview is ready, I will share the video here – just in case you weren’t tuned in at 6:40 AM!

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Don’t forget to vote!

InFocus Photo Exhibit opens February 5

I am so proud of the super talented photographers that will be showcasing their work at DC3 Art Projects at the second annual InFocus Photography Exhibition. The exhibit opens in less than a month, with the whole show kicking off the day before, February 4, at the opening reception.

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Kick-off party:

Thursday, February 4, 2016

6 – 10 pm


 

Curator Talk & Announcement of People’s Choice Award:

Thursday, February 4, 2016

7 pm


 

Exhibit Run:

February 5 – 27, 2016

DC3 Art Projects

10567 – 111 Street

Edmonton, AB, Canada


 

Save these dates! Share with your friends! Come out and celebrate great Alberta-made photography with us!

 

That’s our mission: To promote and exhibit innovative, thoughtful and provocative photography created by Alberta’s contemporary image makers. 

 

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This year, on top of our exhibit, we also have an exciting competition – which is happening right now! It is the InFocus People’s Choice Award. Click here to vote right now for your favorite photograph. We have already received over 500 votes. The competition will be live until the end of January. The winner will be announced at the opening reception on February 4 during the Curator talk at 7 pm.

 

Please connect with us:

InFocus on Twitter

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Again, congratulations to our 2016 InFocus Photographers:

(In alphabetical order)

Hedy Bach

Hélène Cyr

Al Dixon

Gerry Dotto

Rae Emogene

Benjamin Garcia

Aidan Guerra

Candace Makowichuk

Vincent Morban

Eric Petersen

Rob Pohl

Alysha Ragusa

Karin Richter

Steve Ricketts

Christopher Shaw

Brady Simpson

Curtis Trent

Kevin Tuong

Suman Varghese

Anne Tapler White

See you at the show!

Congratulations to 2016 InFocus Photographers

I am proud to announce the 2016 InFocus Photo Exhibit Photographers! The images created by these photographers were selected for their unique visual qualities and storytelling ability. They are more than just pretty pictures. They invite a longer pause.


INFOCUS PHOTOGRAPHERS

Congratulations to:

Hedy Bach

Hélène Cyr

Al Dixon

Gerry Dotto

Rae Emogene

Benjamin Garcia

Aidan Guerra

Candace Makowichuk

Vincent Morban

Eric Petersen

Rob Pohl

Alysha Ragusa

Karin Richter

Steve Ricketts

Christopher Shaw

Brady Simpson

Curtis Trent

Kevin Tuong

Suman Varghese

Anne Tapler White

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These photographers will exhibit their selected work at DC3 Art Projects this February, 2016, during Exposure Photography Festival. Visit www.InFocusPhoto.ca for more information about the show.

Soon we will be launching the “People’s Choice Awards.” Each photographer will have one image displayed and anyone – world wide – will be able to cast their vote for their favorite image. We will announce the opening of the voting here, so please subscribe to stay up to date.

 

Happy Halloween!

From the InFocus Photo Team: HAPPY HALLOWEEN

This is a quick reminder that our deadline for submissions for InFocus Photo Exhibit is today at 11:59pm. Here is some info about InFocus. Good luck on your submission!

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InFocus Photo Exhibit: Deadline October 31, 2015

MISSION: To promote and exhibit innovative, thoughtful, and provocative photography created by Alberta’s contemporary image makers.

WHEN: February 1 – 29, 2016

WHEREDC3 Art Projects (10567 111 St) commercial gallery in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

WHY: “Photography is the medium of our times.” – Exposure Photography Festival

Click here to visit the InFocus Photo Exhibit page.

Click here to submit your photography to InFocus.

Like InFocus Photo on Facebook.

Follow InFocus on Twitter: @infocusphotoCAN

 

Have a spooktacular night!

Halloween for InFocus Photo Exhibit

Tomorrow is Halloween and also the deadline for InFocus Photo Exhibit. If you are wise, young grasshopper, you will enter your photography for consideration in InFocus today. On the other hand, what is more haunting and terrifying than waiting till the last minute to submit?

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It's obvious you work hard for your photography...

It’s obvious you work hard for your photography…

I can see it now: Photographers running from their computers, entering their images, to their door as the doorbell rings, children chanting, “Trick or treat! Give me something good to eat!”

Whenever you enter is great – as long as you do. If the urge is there, it’s important. If you want to get your work off your computer and onto a gallery’s walls, make the time. If you believe the project you have been working on in secret is finally ready, please share it with us.

The smile on this guy's face cracks me up. He's super proud of himself.

The smile on this guy’s face cracks me up. He’s super proud of himself.

One of the things I love the most about InFocus is the passion and community that grows out of an exhibition like this. Where there is passion and innovative work, everyone benefits. Both the maker and the viewers. Community is also invaluable. Life is short and its way more fun to have other photographer friends.

Here is some info about InFocus and how to submit. We on the InFocus Team look forward to receiving your submission. Curation begins in November. I’m excited! The air is changing – winter is coming and so too is this awesome group exhibit.

 

I think you can tell by now that I had a lot of fun googling photographer costumes!

I think you can tell by now that I had a lot of fun googling photographer costumes!

InFocus Photo Exhibit Deadline October 31, 2015

MISSION: To promote and exhibit innovative, thoughtful, and provocative photography created by Alberta’s contemporary image makers.

WHEN: February 1 – 29, 2016

WHEREDC3 Art Projects (10567 111 St) commercial gallery in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

WHY: “Photography is the medium of our times.” – Exposure Photography Festival

Click here to visit the InFocus Photo Exhibit page.

Click here to submit your photography to InFocus.

Like InFocus Photo on Facebook.

Follow InFocus on Twitter: @infocusphotoCAN

When I think about it, a photographer dressing up as a photographer for Halloween is kind of silly. It's like a dentist dressing up as a dentist. It's like a garbage man trick or treating as a garbage man. The while idea of Halloween is to be someone (or something) different!

When I think about it, a photographer dressing up as a photographer for Halloween is kind of silly. It’s like a dentist dressing up as a dentist. It’s like a garbage man trick or treating as a garbage man. The whole idea of Halloween is to be someone (or something) different!

Enjoy all the sweets! And good luck with your submissions!

InFocus Photo Exhibit People’s Choice Award

Exciting news for InFocus Photo Exhibit:

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD!

As a part of this year’s exhibit, all photographers selected for the show will have their images featured on the InFocus Photo page. Anyone from around the world may view the photographs and vote for their favorites.

 

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Have you submitted to InFocus Photo Exhibit yet? There is still time!

The deadline for entries is two days away! Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 11:59pm.

Click here to visit the InFocus Photo Exhibit page.

Click here to submit your photography to InFocus.

Copyright Candace Makowichuck. Candace is one of the InFocus Photo 2015 Alumni Photographers.

Copyright Candace Makowichuck. Candace is one of the InFocus Photo 2015 Alumni Photographers.

More about InFocus:

MISSION: To promote and exhibit innovative, thoughtful, and provocative photography created by Alberta’s contemporary image makers.

WHEN: February 1 – 29, 2016

WHEREDC3 Art Projects (10567 111 St) commercial gallery in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

WHY: “Photography is the medium of our times.” – Exposure Photography Festival

 

Copyright Gerry Dotto. Gerry is one of the 2015 InFocus Alumni Photographers.

Copyright Gerry Dotto. Gerry is one of the 2015 InFocus Alumni Photographers.

 

The opening reception will take place on Thursday, February 4, 2016 from 7:00 to 10:00pm, with the curator talk and announcement of the People’s Choice Award winner at 7:30pm.

Click here to visit the InFocus Photo Exhibit page.

Click here to submit your photography to InFocus.

Like InFocus on Facebook.

Follow InFocus on Twitter: @infocusphotoCAN

 

We look forward to receiving your submissions! Thank you to everyone who has entered!

 

InFocus Photo Exhibit Deadline October 31

Three days from now the InFocus Photo Exhibit call for submissions will officially close. Now is your chance to enter this exciting opportunity. Selected photographers will have their work exhibited in a group show. The exhibit will be held at DC3 Art Projects Gallery in Edmonton, Alberta.

InFocus Photo Exhibit Deadline October 31, 2015

Speaking of Alberta, photographers from all across the province are welcome to submit!

InFocus MISSION: To promote and exhibit innovative, thoughtful, and provocative photography created by Alberta’s contemporary image makers.

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InFocus Photo Exhibit will take place during Exposure Photography Festival in February 2016. Exposure believes that photography is the medium of our times. I happen to agree. How many of us take photographs on our phones, carry a camera with us and diligently document vacations, events and aspire to do even more?

One of the great things about InFocus Photo is that we invite submissions from students, armatures and professional photographers alike. We are looking for “innovative, thoughtful and provocative photography.”

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For some who have never submitted to a competition like this, I say, “Give it a shot!” The worst that can happen is you learn from the process and can try again with more confidence next year. The best that can happen is your photography is selected and exhibited in the gallery along with other amazing photographers. You may even sell your work right off the gallery walls. You photos will be promoted across Alberta during a major photography festival that brings nation-wide attention. Truly, this is a pretty sweet opportunity!

Don’t wait till 11:59 pm on our deadline: October 31, 2015. Enter today!

Click here to visit the InFocus Photo Exhibit page.

Click here to submit your photography to InFocus.

Like InFocus Photo on Facebook.

Follow InFocus on Twitter: @infocusphotoCAN

 

InFocus 2015 Alumni Photographers

InFocus 2015 Alumni Photographers. Who will join us for the InFocus Photo Exhibit 2016 round-up?

We look forward to receiving your submissions! And thank-you to all those who have already entered!