Capture Photography Festival Launches the Inaugural Vancouver Photo Book Fair

Alcuin members in Vancouver in April may be interested in Capture Photography Festival’s Inaugural Photo Book Fair. Here are the details:

Capture Photography Festival Launches the Inaugural Vancouver Photo Book Fair

Featuring local and international artists, collectives, and publishers, April 21–23, 2017

March 21, 2017 (Vancouver, BC) The Capture Photography Festival, in partnership with Vancouver Art Book Fair (VABF), launches the inaugural Vancouver Photo Book Fair this April 21–23. The Fair surveys one of photography’s earliest forms of dissemination—the photo book—demonstrating how this vital form continues to evolve, push the conventions of artists’ books, and carry photography into new contexts.

Free and open to the public, Vancouver Photo Book Fair is Vancouver’s first art book fair dedicated to artists whose book-making practices incorporate or intersect with photography and lens-based art. Featuring an engaging program and a variety of local and international artists, collectives, and publishers, the Fair is anticipated to attract 1,000 visitors from across the Greater Vancouver area and beyond.

The Fair is held at the Western Front in the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood, with offsite programming at the nearby James Black Gallery.

The Vancouver Photo Book Fair is presented by Capture in partnership with VABF. An annual not-for-profit event, Capture Photography Festival is the largest photography festival in Western Canada and the first of its kind in British Columbia ( The Vancouver Art Book Fair is the longest-running international art book fair in Canada and takes place every October at the Vancouver Art Gallery (

Exhibitors at the inaugural Fair include Atelier Éditions (Los Angeles), Greystone Books (Vancouver), New Documents (Los Angeles/Vancouver), Papersafe (Vermont), Presentation House Gallery (Vancouver), Tenant Books (London, UK), and Zine Club (Vancouver).

The offsite programming includes talks and performances centred around the publishing practices of Jeff Khonsary (New Documents), Ho Tam (Hotam Press), Jaz Halloran (independent), and Trevor Powers (Papersafe), as well as workshops for both youth and adults presented by artist Julia Dahee Hong (Vancouver) and Peripheral Review (Vancouver/Toronto), respectively. The space will also be activated by a presentation of the VABF Library & Archive project, on view over the course of the weekend.

Full list of exhibitors and program schedule:



Address: Western Front, 303 East 8th Ave, Vancouver


Friday, April 21: 7–10 pm (Members Preview for members of Capture, VABF, and Western Front; memberships also available at the door)
Saturday, April 22: 11 am–6 pm
Sunday, April 23: 11 am–6 pm


Address: James Black Gallery, 144 East 6th Ave, Vancouver

Saturday, April 22: 12–4 pm
Sunday, April 23: 10 am–4 pm

Capture Photography Festival runs April 1–28. A detailed calendar of monthly programming including dates, times, and locations is available online at

About Capture Photography Festival
Capture Photography Festival was established to acknowledge Vancouver’s international reputation as a cutting-edge photography city and its significant role in the development of photography as an art form. Beyond providing opportunities to artists and platforms for citywide discussion, Capture also aims to cultivate support for the visual arts by developing a greater audience for photography. Capture is committed to offering a wide range of highly accessible public programs throughout the Metro Vancouver region.  @capturephotofest  #capturephotofest

The Capture Photography Festival is presented by TD Bank and is sponsored by London Drugs, PWC, and Pattison Outdoor. It is supported by the BC Arts Council, the Province of British Columbia, the Department of Canadian Heritage, the City of Vancouver, and the Audain Art Foundation.

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