Capture Photography Festival is devoted to exhibiting challenging and thought-provoking lens-based art from local and international artists in Vancouver, Canada, every April.

Application to the Exhibition Program of the 2019 Capture Photography Festival is open to exhibitions presented in both gallery and informal spaces. 

Submissions are evaluated by a jury of artists and arts professionals, who will be looking to showcase projects in the Selected Exhibition Program that demonstrate artistic excellence and present a diverse range of subject matter. 

From the finalized group of Selected Exhibitions, the jury will further choose a small number of exhibitions for inclusion in the Featured Exhibition Program. As such, application to the Featured Exhibition Program is not direct but rather an extension of the Selected Exhibition application process.

Capture does not solicit submissions for its Public Art Program; however, public art installations can be submitted to the Exhibtion Program.

The submission fee is $15, which includes a Capture Photography Festival Society membership and helps cover costs of the submission system. Please contact programming@capturephotofest.com if this fee presents a barrier to submission.

The 2019 jury is:

  • Emmy Lee Wall, Assistant Curator, Vancouver Art Gallery
  • Denise Ryner, Director/Curator, Or Gallery
  • Carol Sawyer, artist

Please also see the Submissions FAQ.

Should your submission be accepted into the Festival, the information you provide here will be used to create the magazine and website content for your exhibition. You will have a chance to update this information, and it is subject to editing for length and clarity.

Application to the Events Program of the 2019 Capture Photography Festival is open to film screenings, talks, tours, workshops, and other events related to photography and lens-based art during April 2019.

Event submissions are not subject to jury evaluation, but they must meet the Festival's basic criteria to be included in programming.

Event submission is free for Capture Photography Festival Society members, including those who have submitted an Exhibition to the 2019 Festival. If you are submitting Events only, with no associated Exhibition, please purchase a Capture Photography Festival Society membership ($10) (you can purchase via this form or our online store).

Please also see the Submissions FAQ.

Note that should your submission be accepted into the Festival, the information you provide here will be used to create the magazine and website content for your event. You will have a chance to update this information, and it is subject to editing for length and clarity.

Capture Photography Festival