Friday, March 01, 2013

NEWS! explores 100+ years of news photographs in The Province and Vancouver Sun

242-lb. mackeral shark caught by North Vancouver fisher James Hargrove off Point Grey, September 1944. Province Newspaper photo.

If you're in Vancouver during the month of March, stop by the Satellite Gallery on Seymour Street for NEWS! The photo exhibition by Presentation House Gallery takes an in-depth look at the news photo archives of both the Vancouver Sun and The Province newspapers. 

The entire collection totals hundreds of thousands of photographs from the 1880s - 1990s. The exhibition includes selected photos and ephemeral material that trace the history of Vancouver during that time period, revealing how news photography has evolved over the past 120 years. 

NEWS! also explores the development of photography as a medium. The broad range of photos in the exhibition reveals the many subjects and styles of photographs: comic photo-ops, famous visitors, civic events, prominent politicians, anonymous citizens, disasters, scandals and sports. The exhibition runs through March 30, 2013.
Panel Discussion with Newspaper Staff Photographers: Saturday, March 16, 3 PM | 560 Seymour Street | Satellite Gallery Second Floor | Hours: Wednesday-Saturday, 12-6 PM
Satellite Gallery is an experimental exhibition space shared by the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery (UBC), Museum of Anthropology (UBC) and Presentation House Gallery. It is a project of the Michael O'Brian Family Foundation, which envisions creating a leading experimental project space in downtown Vancouver providing education and experience in the arts, along with opportunities for student mentorship. NEWS! was made possible with assistance from the Vancouver Sun and The Province, and is curated by Helga Pakasaar of Presentation House Gallery.

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