The fifth annual VISTEK Emerging Photographer Showcase is now accepting submissions through Friday, January 23. This competition, a part of Exposure Photography Festival, is open photographers who reside in Alberta and who are 30 years old (or younger) at the time of submission. Ten finalists will be selected by a panel of judges. These finalists will be presented on Exposure’s website and online voting from February 9 through 26 will determine the winner. The winning emerging Alberta-based photographer will be recognized and awarded a prize at the closing party on February 27.
One of last year’s finalists and winners was Kelly Hofer. Hofer was raised on a Hutterite colony in Manitoba, and most of the work she submitted was taken with the people she grew up with on the colony. Hofer is currently based in Calgary and working as a full-time photographer.