Exposure 2024 Photography Festival

We are thrilled to announce that the Exposure Photography Festival's 2024 festival programme is now available! Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Exposure is bringing an expansive and exciting festival with exhibitions and events presented in galleries, museums, local businesses and outdoor locations across Alberta. This year’s exhibition programme shares a wide range of narratives, subjects, practices, and explorations of the photographic medium drawing attention to Calgary and Alberta as the site of an active, growing, creative community in the field of photography. Get ready because the Exposure Launch Party is on February 1st!

Exposure’s curated exhibitions, the International Open Call and Emerging Photographers Showcase, open on February 2 and run through March 3, 2024, at Contemporary Calgary. As a significant visual arts destination dedicated to modern and contemporary art, the exhibitions present a broad range of works, including photocollage, conceptual photography, politically engaged practices and works that embrace social and individual experience, as well as visual explorations of identity and personal narratives. 

The Exposure 2023 Emerging Photographer of the Year award exhibition will also be hosted at Contemporary Calgary (February 2 – March 3). Selected by Tiffany Jones, Publisher, Overlapse, the award recipient Elyse Longair will be presenting a solo collage exhibition during the 2024 festival, with mentorship by Exposure’s Festival Manager, Bethany Kane.

Learn more about Exposure's Curated Exhibitions here!

Hosted by Exposure and festival partners, Exposure's events programme will continue to provide opportunities to learn, participate, connect, and celebrate photography. Events include exhibition openings, artist talks, panel discussions, performances, workshops and more!

NEW for 2024, the festival will host EXPOSURE CONVERSATIONS, a series of events that respond to Exposure's curated exhibitions by exploring significant topics the artists address through their work. Our event series includes Conversations With Newcomer Artists, Conversations On The Family Archive and Conversations On Healing Through The Arts.

Learn more about Exposure's Festival Events here!

The Exposure 2024 exhibition programme encompasses over 35 shows including group and solo exhibitions exploring diverse curatorial themes, hosted throughout the province. The full Exposure 2024 Partner Exhibition programme includes various exhibitions in Calgary, Banff, Canmore, Crowsnest Pass, Edmonton, Peace River & Red Deer. 

Learn more about Exposure's Partner Exhibitions here!

One Exposure event The Camera Store is very excited about is the University of Calgary x Exposure Photography Festival: Arctic Imagination - Lecture with Louie Palu! Hosted by the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Calgary, in association with the Exposure Photography Festival, this lecture by photographer and filmmaker, Louie Palu, will dive into his latest body of work Distant Early Warning, providing a window into the state of the militarization in the Arctic, documenting the legacies of the Cold War. 

Sunday February 4, 2024 | 3:30 PM | Contemporary Calgary Auditorium 

More information and to register here!

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