Most people have cameras (if you have a phone you have a camera) and most people take photos with it so the digital era has brought an increased interest in photography. PHOTOGraphie was created to bring people with an interest in photography together, engage them in conversations that add value to what professional photographers provide.
This is a festival style event designed to bring people together and open up conversations about photography; to add value to the community, to nurture the next generation of photographers, to lead consumers to the best choices, to bridge the gap between the buyers and sellers of photography, and to engage and delight the community with the power of beautiful imagery.
PHOTOGraphie 2016 was held in November at the Anvil Centre in New Westminster, BC, and renowned photographer Nino Rakichevich was our Keynote Speaker. Nino is an advertising and fine art photographer based in Malibu, California. He has won over 40 national and international photography awards, and is a proud member of the elite artist organization ULUPUDS in his native country of Serbia. He is the author of the book, “People of Paris”. Sony has honored Nino by selecting him to be a member of the elite group, Sony Artisans of Imagery. Nino’s full day program covered street and editorial photography, lighting people, marketing in today’s photographic environment and finding your passion and inspiration. It included a live shooting demos in the street!
PHOTOGraphie 2015 was held in September at the Anvil Centre in New Westminster and featured keynote speaker Ken Sklute from Pheonix. Ken Sklute has been honored as one of Canon’s Explorers of Light, a designation shared by only 42 top photographers worldwide. Ken has enjoyed a diverse career photographing people, professional sports, architecture, weddings and landscapes. His full day program covered three topics: Compose Yourself and See the Light, Seeing the Unseen and Creating Moving Images with Time Lapse.
PHOTOGraphie 2014 was held at the Roundhouse Community Centre in Vancouver, BC.
We were proud to welcome Faye and Trevor Yerbury from Scotland for their first-ever presentation in Canada:
“The Power of the Portrait & The Fine Art Nude”