Capture x Emily Carr

Capture x Emily Carr is an innovative new partnership model that supports the production and presentation of new works in photography by emerging artists studying Photography at Emily Carr.

Led by the Audain Faculty of Art and Shumka Centre for Creative Entrepreneurship at ECU, the year-long partnership aligns squarely with ECU’s tradition of connecting students with a world-class network of creative practitioners and industry leaders.

Through this partnered, publicly-engaged program, Emily Carr artists receive mentorship from faculty member Birthe Piontek in dialogue with Capture Photography Festival Executive Director Emmy Lee Wall and other curators, as well as the opportunity to exhibit the works they produce in a prestigious, public exhibition during the annual Capture Photography Festival in 2022. Capture x Emily Carr program was delivered through a course in Fall 2021.

Capture x Emily Carr offers

  • Opportunity to participate in a prestigious, publicly-facing festival
  • New connections between students and curators by bringing curators into
    the studio and bringing students into a renowned fair environment
  • Immersion in the hands-on learning in technical exhibition practices (printing, matting, framing, and mounting), which are not included in regular photography studio settings
  • An applied setting for students to experience adjacent aspects of
    professional practice in art photography including digital strategy, external communications, preparing content for publication, and curator/technician relations

Visit Capture Photography Festival to learn more about their programming.

Visit to find out more about ECU’s photography program including some of Birthe’s other classes, as well as about past collaborations between the university and Capture.

This program is funded in part by the Co-op and Work Integrated Learning Initiative of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training, the Government of Canada’s Innovative Work-Integrated Learning program and CEWIL Canada’s iHUB, as well as by a generous donation from Wesgroup.

The exhibition at Capture Photography Festival will be made possible partly through sponsorship by Tricera Imaging Solutions.

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