Images and Text in War Zones: The problems of representation

By contributor Gordan Hak On March 24, Dr. Debra Pentecost, Department of Media Studies, will give an illustrated talk beginning at 10 am in the Malaspina Theatre. The presentation is entitled “Beyond the Boundaries of Image and Text: Telling Difficult Stories” and is part of VIU’s long-running Arts & Humanities Colloquium Series. Pentecost has long been … Continued

Downtown Nanaimo plays host to photography exhibition

By contributor Bryce Gardiner  Nanaimo will be hosting the first annual Vancouver Island Photography Exhibition on October 21 from 6–9 pm and October 22 from 9 am–5 pm. The exhibition will host numerous contributing artists from across Vancouver Island and provide opportunities to meet with other photographers, artists, and members of the public. Event host … Continued

Nanaimo Lakes Road:

The Canadian prairies is a decrepit gold mine of photo opportunities. While navigating the maze of gravel roads outside my hometown of Regina this Christmas, it didn’t take long to find abandoned houses circa 1880 and old train cars emblazoned with rust. I started to wonder: What is the Vancouver Island equivalent to exploring gravel … Continued

Behind the scenes with Amy Lynn Grace

  Up-and-coming model Amy Lynn Grace and photographer Mike Thompson of Impact Digital Photography shoot a set of edgy, rocker-themed photos for her portfolio. A variety of backdrops, lighting, costumes, and props help create a look worthy of a Rolling Stone magazine cover. Over a gruelling eight hours and hundreds of shots, model and photographer … Continued

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