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Capture Photo Festival Lands at YVR

Art is everywhere at YVR and now the walkway from Canada Line in to the domestic terminal has been transformed in to a temporary gallery as part of the Capture Photography Festival. In conjunction with our art programming at YVR and our support of local B.C. artists, YVR is also a supporting sponsor of the inaugural Capture Photography Festival in Vancouver. The Canada Line Bridge walkway will display engaging images of people in motion from now until January 2014.

Photographs, by renown Vancouver street photographer Foncie Pulice, are showcased here as part of the festival. Throughout the festival, the public will be able to see installations of contemporary photography at Canada Line stations between YVR and downtown Vancouver and other select venues.

Hailed as the original street photographer, Foncie was taking photos from mid-1930s at a time when personal cameras were rare and family portraits were expensive. Foncie and his unique camera, an assemblage of war surplus materials with movie-sized film reels and a car battery powered flash, provided many families with the only images they have of their ancestors.

If this strikes a chord with you, more Foncie photographs can be seen at the Museum of Vancouver (MOV) exhibit Foncie’s Fotos: Man on the Street, which runs until January 5, 2014.

YVR is proud to be a longtime sponsor of Museum of Vancouver and is excited to be able to offer some yearly passes to MOV as prizes for some lucky readers. Just snap a photo of you at any of the Capture Photography Installations, tweet us @yvrairport with the hashtag #capturefest for a chance to win. Double entry if you take a picture at the YVR installation. Winners will be notified when the festival wraps in mid-November.

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  • M Harper wrote on Oct 09 2013 AT 6:21 AM

    Hello, I have just been informed by my friend that she saw a photo taken. By Foncie of my sister, nephew, and I. Please tell me how I can get a copy of this photo. Just love this idea of displaying a wonderful part of Vancouver history. I remember seeing Foncie taking pictures on Granville Street each time I was downtown. Thankyou!!!
  • Marlene Harper wrote on Oct 18 2013 AT 10:03 AM

    Love the Foncie photos. What will you do with these photos when your display is changed?? I would like to have the photo of my nephew, sister, and I if you are destroying this work. Thankyou
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