Exposure Photography Festival

January 31, 2020

February 29, 2020

Free & Ticketed Events

Various Venues, Calgary


Events Description


Exposure is an annual festival that celebrates photography, hosting thoughtfully curated exhibitions that showcase internationally renowned practitioners alongside emerging and established talent from Alberta. Through its programme of exhibitions, portfolio reviews, artist talks, discussions and events, Exposure 2020 explores what photography is, what it can be, its current place in contemporary art, and the future of the medium. Exposure’s outdoor exhibition, The Fence (and our own Western Canadian Edition), makes its annual appearance in Calgary. Exposure provides an exciting, innovative meeting place for practitioners to connect and communicate with curators and industry professionals from around the world.r

Exposure exhibition openings, Portfolio Review and other special events will take place during 31st January – 2nd February 2020 to celebrate the launch of the festival.

This year marks the sixteenth edition of the festival and promises an exciting programme, with festival headquarters located at Contemporary Calgary. Displayed within its dramatically bold brutalist spaces are the three festival feature exhibitions: International Open Call, Emerging Photographers Showcase and 2019 Emerging Photographer of the Year, Boon Ong’s, Our Closets.

The exhibitions show a broad range of works, from photojournalism to photocollage, abstract photography to politically-engaged work, from the social to the personal, along with visual explorations of identity and personal narratives.

Exhibiting artists in the Exposure 2020 International Open Call include Anne Tapler White (Calgary AB), Peter Greendale (Cochrane AB), Patrick McCloskey (Canmore AB), Angeline Simon (Lethbridge AB), Arianne Clément (Montreal QC), Denis Wong (Montreal QC), Sunny Strader (Los Angeles CA USA), Sandra Chen Weinstein (Lake Forest CA USA), Ala Buisir (Dublin Ireland), Graeme Oxby (Lincoln UK), Emma Wilson (North Humberside UK), Mark Murphy (Birmingham UK), Philip Harris (Derby UK), Lucky Keller (Derby UK) and Robert Lie (Kepri Indonesia). Exhibiting artists in the Exposure 2020 Emerging Photographers Showcase include Wilmer Aburto, Jayden Daniels, Manikarnika Kanjilal, Liam Kavanagh-Bradette, Jake Kimble, Sasha Lavoie, Michelle Lazo, Nahanni McKay, Zachary Morris, J. Ashley Nixon, Lily Pavle, Andres Porras, Colleen Rauscher, Toni Reed and Nicholas Taylor.

Who is it for?

All ages


Tickets : Free and ticketed events
How to get tickets?

Buy Online


Date & Time:

31st January – 29th February 2020.

Venue & Address :

Various Venues, Calgary

Festival HQ – CONTEMPORARY CALGARY – Centennial Planetarium (701 11 St SW), Calgary

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