Inaugural photo fest seeks entries from across Canada’s North
Screenshot from the Far North Photo Festival website
Yellowknife’s inaugural photography festival is seeking entries from photographers from across Canada’s three territories.
The first Far North Photo Festival exhibit and gallery is happening November 15th to 17th in Yellowknife. Organizers are asking for submissions from NWT, Nunavut and Yukon photographers in a wide variety of categories including portraiture, images of ‘contemporary life’, photos of culture and tradition and the land.
“Most photography portrays the North as a landscape and not necessarily a home,” the Far North Photo website states. “Show us the behind-the-scenes of Northern Canada: images of daily life, portraits of people, culture and tradition, the relationships between others and relationships with the land. Give us a sense of what it’s like in your community.”
Photographers can submit up to five single entries before the August 31st deadline. The chosen photos will be shown in a Northern Canadian display in the festival’s gallery.
The idea for the festival became public this March. Organizers say they want to make the festival a uniquely northern one which ‘shines a light on documentary photography, photojournalism and visual storytelling of Northern themes’ and supports established and emerging photographers in the North.
The leadership of the festival are all household names in the NWT’s creative community: president Pat Kane, vice-president Amanda Annand and directors Weronika Murray, Amos Scott, Pablo Saravanja and Angela Gzowski.