Project #ShowUs

On Saturday, May 11 women and non-binary individuals in Victoria are invited to take action by participating in a one-off photoshoot to celebrate women, exactly as they are.

Project #ShowUs

Walmart Supercentre
Walmart Supercentre, Uptown Shopping Centre,
3460 Saanich Ed., Victoria, BC

Cost: FREE

On Saturday, May 11 women and non-binary individuals in Victoria are invited to take action by participating in a one-off photoshoot to celebrate women, exactly as they are.

Those who take part in the event have the unique opportunity to be part of Dove’s global #ShowUS campaign. :

70% of women still don’t feel represented in media and advertising. That’s why Dove has launched Project #ShowUs, which is the first publicly accessible photo library created to shatter beauty stereotypes around the world by showing women as they are, not as how others believe they should be.

With over 5,000 images of women photographed by women in the photo library, we can offer a more inclusive vision of beauty for all media and advertisers to use.

54th Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Experience the wonders of nature through the lenses of award-winning photographers from around the world. 54th Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition showcases a global selection of outstanding nature photography. Each photo is presented in a huge backlit display with a caption exploring the image’s compelling story.

54th Wildlife Photographer of the Year Royal BC Museum

February 15 – March 24, 2019

Experience the wonders of nature through the lenses of award-winning photographers from around the world. 54th Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition showcases a global selection of outstanding nature photography. Each photo is presented in a huge backlit display with a caption exploring the image’s compelling story. Travelling from London’s Natural History Museum, this exhibition takes viewers on a visual journey around the world, bringing the talent and vision of each photographer closer to all who visit. The images evoke a wide range of emotions but are always visually stunning and thought-provoking. A family favourite.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is developed and produced by the Natural History Museum, London.

More info and ticket links at: https://royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/visit/exhibitions/wpty2018

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Nat Geo Live! Mireya Mayor: Pink Boots and a Machete

A former NFL cheerleader and daughter of Cuban immigrants who grew up in Miami, Mireya Mayor followed her unlikely dreams. In short order, she became a respected primatologist, audacious explorer, and Emmy Award-nominated wildlife correspondent for the National Geographic Channel.

Mireya Mayor, Primatologist and TV Correspondent

Pink Boots and a Machete

A former NFL cheerleader and daughter of Cuban immigrants who grew up in Miami, Mireya Mayor followed her unlikely dreams. In short order, she became a respected primatologist, audacious explorer, and Emmy Award-nominated wildlife correspondent for the National Geographic Channel. Mayor’s adventures have taken her ⎯ armed with little more than a backpack, notebooks, and hiking boots ⎯ to some of the wildest and most remote places on earth. She’s survived poisonous insect bites, been charged by gorillas and chased by elephants ⎯ and keeps going back for more.

On a National Geographic-supported expedition in Madagascar in 2000, Mayor discovered a rare new species of mouse lemur, then believed to be the world’s smallest primate. Her discovery inspired the prime minister of Madagascar to establish a national park to help protect the new species, conserving the 10 percent that remains of the African island nation’s once vast forest.

For more than a decade Mayor has hosted wildlife shows, most recently the Nat Geo WILD series Wild Nights With Mireya Mayor. Mayor has been hailed as a “female Indiana Jones,” and an inspiration to young women interested in science and exploration. She’ll share stories, images, and film clips of her adventures, offering a behind-the-scenes look at the hardships and danger of life in the field, along with the moments of discovery that make it all worthwhile.

This is a live presentation with accompanying photos and videos. There’s time for questions from the audience at the end of the approximately 70 minute presentation.

Passport to Nature: Nature Photography Basics

Topics include working with macro (close up photos), variable light conditions

	Passport to Nature: Nature Photography BasicsPassport to Nature: Nature Photography Basics
Ayum Creek Regional Park Reserve
Ludlow Road at Sooke Road, Sooke, BC

Learn nature photography basics at a beautiful site that includes a salmon-bearing creek, estuary and mature forest  at Ayum Creek Regional Park Reserve. Topics include working with macro (close up photos), variable light conditions (i.e. dappled sunlight in a forest) and natural light portraits. When you register, please let us know if there are additional topics you would like to see covered! Registration required.

Visit http://conservancy.bc.ca/2018/02/passport-to-ayum-creek-nature-photography-basics/ for details. Please bring a camera, lunch and water!

Free. Registration required.

54th Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Royal BC Museum

54th Wildlife Photographer of the Year

February 15 – March 24, 2019

54th Wildlife Photographer of the YearExperience the wonders of nature through the lenses of award-winning photographers from around the world. 54th Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition showcases a global selection of outstanding nature photography. Each photo is presented in a huge backlit display with a caption exploring the image’s compelling story. Travelling from London’s Natural History Museum, this exhibition takes viewers on a visual journey around the world, bringing the talent and vision of each photographer closer to all who visit. The images evoke a wide range of emotions but are always visually stunning and thought-provoking. A family favourite.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is developed and produced by the Natural History Museum, London.

More info and ticket links at: https://royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/visit/exhibitions/wpty2018

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Cristina Mittermeier, a National Geographic Photographer, Woman of Impact, a Sony Artisan of Imagery

Cristina Mittermeier, a National Geographic Photographer, Woman of Impact, a Sony Artisan of Imagery and one of the world’s most influential photographers is presenting, for one night only, “The Water’s Edge”, at the Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney on Saturday, August 25th, 2018.

Cristina MittermeierCristina Mittermeier, a National Geographic Photographer, Woman of Impact, a Sony Artisan of Imagery and one of the world’s most influential photographers is presenting, for one night only, “The Water’s Edge”, at the Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney on Saturday, August 25th, 2018.

Tickets are $55 plus taxes online at http://marywinspear.ca/event/cristina-mittermeier-waters-edge.

Inspiring and uplifting, Cristina takes us on a journey to the place where the oceans and its creatures meet humanity: the water’s edge. A virtuous mind and voice in conservation photography and one of the most influential female photographers in the world, Cristina has been hailed as one of the most important outdoor photographers of this generation.

“The Water’s Edge,” draws out Cristina’s philosophy for a mindful and sustainable way of being in the world. Bringing together photographs from some of the most isolated corners of the earth, the book shows wild animals, remote landscapes, and indigenous peoples—challenging the cult of material wealth and proposing alternatives for a meaningful and sustainable connection to our environment, each other, and ourselves.

Cristina is the co-founder and Vision Lead at the conservation society, SeaLegacy, the editor of 25 coffee table books on conservation issues and the founder of the International League of Conservation Photographers (ILCP). She is also a sought after keynote speaker and presenter.

Most recently, Cristina was acknowledged as one of National Geographic\’s Adventurers of the Year for 2018 and is a National Geographic Woman of Impact. “Every other breath we take comes from the ocean.

What we do or fail to do in the next five years will determine what our oceans and planet look like for the next ten thousand years.” – Cristina Mittermeier

Contact: Kait Burgan, Director of Media Relations Cristina Mittermeier Photography 250-816-0046 kait@cristinamittermeier.com

 

Supernatural Art, Technology and the Forest

Supernatural

Art, Technology and the Forest

MAY 19, 2018 – SEPTEMBER 3, 2018 – Art Gallery of Great Victoria

Supernatural Art, Technology and the Forest: Twentieth century photography has made an important contribution to constructing the idea of the forest as natural heritage, promoting the beauty of national parks and forest landscapes. However, contemporary artists, drawing on this legacy, and working with new photo-based technologies, are bringing a critical lens to this history of representation.

Supernatural: Art, Technology and the Forest features contemporary photo and video-based work by artists working in British Columbia who are using technology to consider the idea of the forest as a social and cultural artefact. The exhibition explores how photographic technologies have mediated and shaped our relationship to forests and forest ecologies; and how computer generated imaging and 3D technologies are suggesting the need for a new approach to our relationship with the trees.

Featuring artists Mike McLean, Kelly Richardson, Carol Sawyer, Sandra Semchuk, Sandra Semchuk and Ayumi Goto, Dan Siney, Trudi Lynn Smith, Leila Sujir, and Ian Wallace.

Public Open House | Admission by Donation
Curated by Haema Sivanesan | Founders, Centennial, Ker, Drury & Lab Galleries

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Live Music in Victoria.  See who’s playing tonight

Supernatural Art, Technology and the Forest

Supernatural

Art, Technology and the Forest

MAY 19, 2018 – SEPTEMBER 3, 2018 – Art Gallery of Great Victoria

Supernatural Art, Technology and the ForestSupernatural Art, Technology and the Forest: Twentieth century photography has made an important contribution to constructing the idea of the forest as natural heritage, promoting the beauty of national parks and forest landscapes. However, contemporary artists, drawing on this legacy, and working with new photo-based technologies, are bringing a critical lens to this history of representation.

Supernatural: Art, Technology and the Forest features contemporary photo and video-based work by artists working in British Columbia who are using technology to consider the idea of the forest as a social and cultural artefact. The exhibition explores how photographic technologies have mediated and shaped our relationship to forests and forest ecologies; and how computer generated imaging and 3D technologies are suggesting the need for a new approach to our relationship with the trees.

Featuring artists Mike McLean, Kelly Richardson, Carol Sawyer, Sandra Semchuk, Sandra Semchuk and Ayumi Goto, Dan Siney, Trudi Lynn Smith, Leila Sujir, and Ian Wallace.

Public Open House | Admission by Donation
Curated by Haema Sivanesan | Founders, Centennial, Ker, Drury & Lab Galleries

For more info click here

 

Live Music in Victoria.  See who’s playing tonight

Royal BC Museum Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Wildlife Photographer of the Year returns to the Royal BC Museum on December 8, 2017.

Royal BC Museum Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Victoria, BC– Wildlife Photographer of the Year returns to the Royal BC Museum on December 8, 2017.  The exhibition is organized by the Natural History Museum in London. An annual competition, now in its 53rd year.

The 2017 Wildlife Photographer of the Year is Brent Stirton, a photojournalist from South Africa. Stirton won for his arresting image Memorial to a species. The image features a recently shot and de-horned black rhino in South Africa’s Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve. It illustrates the devastation of poaching. Brent Stirtons’ image graphically depicts an animal that clearly suffered at the hands of humans. Stirton took this photograph to highlight the impact of the illegal trade of rhino products.

 

Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Klaus Nigge / Wildlife Photographer of the Year

The winner of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition is selected by a jury which look at all the category winners and choose the most memorable and striking image as the grand title winner. Stirton’s image was selected from almost 50,000 entries from 92 countries.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is an exceptional collection of the very best photographs of the natural world,” says Royal BC Museum CEO Prof. Jack Lohman. “By bringing this world-renowned exhibition to Western Canada, we hope to increase awareness of the need to understand and protect our natural areas for the people, plants and animals that depend on them.”

The Royal BC Museum is the only venue in western Canada hosting “Wildlife Photographer of the Year” exhibition. Visitors can view 100 extraordinary images from December 8, 2017 to April 2, 2018. The images range from intimate animal portraits to astonishing wild landscapes. The exhibit is organized by subject categories and age ranges. There is something for everyone in this family-friendly exhibition.

Canada is represented by twelve-year-old Josiah Launstein, from Pincher Creek, Alberta, whose photograph The hairy raincoat is a finalist in the 11 to 14 year-old category.

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition receives thousands of entries from professionals, gifted amateurs and young photographers. The international judging panel includes some of the world’s most respected nature photographers and wildlife experts.

Each photograph on display is described by the photographer, alongside technical details including camera, lens, aperture and exposure.

The Royal BC Museum is hosting a lecture by Wildlife Photographer John E. Marriott on Thursday, November 30 at 7pm. John’s talk, Tall Tales, Long Lenses, is inspired by unforgettable images he has captured of animals. Tickets are $15 (10 per cent discount for members).

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Royal OnStage presents National Geographic Live

Dive deep into the world’s oceans with one of National Geographic’s most seasoned photographers. Watch as Brian Skerry’s images illuminate the vast, hidden world beneath the waves.   

Brian Skerry, Photographer

Ocean Wild: The Light Beneath the Seas

Dolphin Photo: Brian Skerry

Dive deep into the world’s oceans with one of National Geographic’s most seasoned photographers. Watch as Brian Skerry’s images illuminate the vast, hidden world beneath the waves.

Brian has spent more than 10,000 hours underwater using his camera to tell the story of some of the ocean’s most elusive inhabitants. His mission: to enlighten and inspire people to care about the beauty, bounty, and health of the world’s oceans.

Join him live on stage for an intimate look at dolphins’ intelligence, hangout with the enigmatic manatee, and explore the ocean in search of the first photos of Atlantic bluefin tuna in the wild.

*Ticket prices are subject to change.

*Tickets starting at $42.50