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Category: photography

Arts & Culture

In focus: Hobbyists are driving a re-embrace of film photography in the digital age

Jamie Potvin, the darkroom instructor at the School of Photographic Arts: Ottawa — commonly known as SPAO — has been witnessing a revival of interest in film photography despite the dominance of digital cameras in the 21st century. “For a while, it was like these niche companies that were sustaining (film) for the hobbyist,” Potvin said. “Now the mainstream companies…

Arts & Culture

Karsh Award laureate selects three ‘emerging artists’ for 2022 exhibition

By Abigael Lynch Three young, emerging artists in Ottawa will get a chance to showcase their work next year in an Ottawa City Hall show celebrating photography and other lens-based work. The Karsh Award, one of Ottawa’s top art prizes, is presented every four years to a local photographer or other lens-based artist. The emerging artists were chosen by Andrew…

Arts & Culture

Faces of change: Ottawa photographer Katherine Takpannie uses her camera to raise awareness

Capital Current continues its occasional series profiling some of the people who are making a difference in our community: Katherine Takpannie says her journey with photography started when she was 15.  “I have an uncle who gifted me a little point-and-shoot camera, and I had started a project called 365, when you take one photo a day for an entire…


Remembrance, remotely

In the midst of a surge in second-wave COVID-19 cases, Canadians paused on Nov. 11 to remember the sacrifices of soldiers who died and veterans who survived the First and Second World War, conflicts in Korea, Afghanistan and peacekeeping missions around the world. The pandemic made Remembrance Day 2020 a mostly virtual, physically distanced commemoration — a very different kind…