The third annual Capture Photography Festival is celebrating lens-based art from April 1 through 28 in Vancouver. Capture presents more than 75 free exhibitions, public art, and photo-related events. The Capture Billboard Project spotlights Jim Breukelman’s series Hot Properties, featuring homes built in the 1930s and 1940s, and the exteriors of nine Canada Line stations showcase photo-based art. Visitors can even see a camera obscura constructed from a shipping container.
In addition to the exhibitions, workshops, artist talks, performances, screenings, receptions and panel discussions, there will also be photography-themed films presented on television by the Knowledge Network. One of the several films scheduled during the festival is Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning, to be presented on April 4 at 9 p.m. in B.C. All of the films will also be available for online streaming at knowledge.ca during the 30 days after airing. Grab a Hunk of Lightning is the film associated with the book by the same name, which I reviewed in Photo Life‘s April/May 2014 issue (available to subscribers in the digital archives).