Mon pays / My country camera winner Michael Winsor

Michael Winsor wins an Olympus Camera at the Mon pays / My Country exhibition in Quebec.

The salon “mon pays / my country” was held at Musée national de la Photographie in Quebec for the month of January through March, 2020. 39 pictures were showcased to represent all provinces and territories in Canada. At the opening the judges selected top three pictures for the prizes provided by Olympus. And the 1st prize went to Michael Winsor for his image of “Magical Moment”, Newfoundland and Labrador (NL).

Michael Wiinsor is a CAPA Individual member and a member of Camera 35 that is a CAPA Club member. Michael lives in St. John’s and makes amazing photographs of the icebergs that appear around NL. One of his images was selected by Canada Post for a postage stamp. Michael is the District Representative of NL since October, 2019.

Congratulations!

Le Salon « Mon pays — My Country », un franc succès

Le Salon « Mon pays — My Country »,
Le Salon « Mon pays — My Country »
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Le Salon « Mon pays — My Country », un franc succès

Fondé en 2003 et situé à Drummondville, à mi-chemin entre Montréal et Québec, le Musée national de la photographie Desjardins (MNPD) est relativement peu connu au-delà de son périmètre local en dépit de sa remarquable collection permanente de photos et d’appareils photographiques. En plus d’accueillir des expositions photographiques à longueur d’année, c’est aussi un lieu de recherche, d’enseignement et de diffusion dédié au rayonnement artistique et culturel de la photographie et de son histoire. C’est donc avec un partenaire de haut calibre que l’ACAP a choisi de collaborer en proposant une exposition de photographies parmi les meilleures oeuvres de ses membres pour rendre hommage à la beauté du paysage, de la flore et de la faune du Canada. Le MNPD a accueilli des visiteurs à cette exposition entre le 6 janvier et le 29 mars, une initiative d’envergure pour la promotion de l’art photographique au Canada.

Le Salon « Mon pays — My Country » s’est greffé au concours de l’ACAP « Canada My Country — Canada mon pays ». À partir des plus de 860 photographies soumises à l’édition 2019 de ce concours, trente neuf oeuvres ont été choisies — trois des meilleures images de chacune des dix provinces et des trois territoires du Canada —  pour représenter les quatre coins de notre grand pays. Imprimée sur des supports de grand format, cette collection impressionnante a séduit plus de 3000 visiteurs venant du Québec ainsi qu’en provenance de la France, de la Suisse, de la Belgique, des États-Unis, et de plusieurs autres provinces canadiennes.

D’importants efforts ont été déployés dans l’organisation de l’évènement. Né d’une idée embryonnaire au début de 2018, le projet s’est matérialisé grâce à l’enthousiasme et à la ferveur de nombreux collaborateurs de l’ACAP et du MNPD, en particulier du directeur de la zone du Québec de l’ACAP, Alain Dubeau, et du directeur général du MNPD, Jonathan Hugues Potvin. De plus, le Salon s’est attiré l’appui d’un partenaire commercial important, la corporation Olympus. En tant que présentateur et commanditaire du Salon, Olympus a gracieusement fourni des appareils photo qui ont été donnés en prix lors du vernissage de l’exposition, le 19 janvier. Voir les gagnants ici:  Michael Winsor, Hong Zhang, Steve Donnelly

La réussite de cette collaboration est dûe en grande partie à sa capacité à répondre aux objectifs stratégiques de ses deux partenaires. D’une part, le MNPD cherchait à augmenter sa présence et son rayonnement sur la scène canadienne. Accueillir une collection de photographies projetant une image saisissante et attrayante du Canada répondait parfaitement à ses besoins. D’autre part, l’ACAP est toujours à l’affut de moyens de faire rayonner le talent créatif de ses membres et d’en attirer de nouveaux. Le Salon s’est démontré être une excellente plateforme pour l’avancement et la promotion de l’art photographique en affirmant le rôle de l’ACAP en tant qu’acteur de premier plan sur la scène artistique canadienne.

Le succès de cet évènement ainsi que les nombreux éloges qui ont été exprimés par ses visiteurs ont mené naturellement à réfléchir à la possibilité de profiter de la richesse photographique du Salon pour en faire un évènement itinérant à présenter à un plus grand auditoire, sur un plus vaste territoire. De fait, toutes les photos du Salon seront archivées et confiées au soins d’une institution muséale de confiance et le MNPD a déjà exprimé son intérêt à renouveler l’expérience du Salon en 2022.

Michael Winsor: Newfoundland and Labrador
Hong Zhang: Alberta
Steve Donnelly: Manitoba

The “Mon pays – My Country”, A Success Story

Founded in 2003 and located in Drummondville, halfway between Montréal and Québec City, the Musée national de la photographie Desjardins (MNPD) is relatively little known outside its local area, which is surprising, considering its impressive permanent collection of photographs and photographic equipment. As well as hosting photographic exhibitions throughout the year, the museum also supports research, education, and publishing dedicated to the history and promotion of photographic art and culture. It was with this unique and inspiring partner that the Canadian Association for Photographic Art (CAPA) chose to collaborate by proposing an exhibition of photographs from among its members’ best work, paying tribute to the beauty of Canada’s landscape, flora and fauna. The MNPD welcomed visitors to the resulting event between January 6 and March 29, 2020, thus inaugurating a major initiative for the promotion of photographic art in Canada.
The Salon “Mon pays — My Country” was created as an offshoot of CAPA’s competition “Canada My Country — Canada mon pays”. From among over 860 photographs submitted to the 2019 edition of this competition, 39 works were chosen—three of the best images of each of the ten provinces and three territories—representing the breadth and scope of our immense country. With each image printed on large poster board, this stunning display was viewed by more than 3000 visitors from Québec, and also from France, Switzerland, Belgium, the U.S., and several other Canadian provinces.

Enormous efforts were required to bring about the Salon. Starting from an initial vision that took shape in early 2018, the project was brought to fruition thanks to the enthusiasm and drive of a whole team of collaborators from CAPA and the MNPD, in particular those of Alain Dubeau, director of CAPA’s Québec Zone, and of Jonathan Hugues Potvin, director general of the MNPD. Moreover, the Salon attracted the support of an important commercial ally, Olympus Corporation; as the Salon’s presenter and sponsor, Olympus provided the cameras that were given as prizes at the official opening ceremony on January 19. See the winners here: Michael Winsor,  Hong Zhang,  Steve Donnelly 

The positive results of this collaborative effort can be primarily attributed to its ability to respond to the strategic needs of the two organizing bodies. The MNPD was looking to increase its presence and its influence on the Canadian scene; hosting a major collection of photographs projecting vivid and striking impressions of Canada was the perfect step to reaching this goal. For its part, CAPA is continuously seeking ways of showcasing the creative talent of its members and of attracting new ones; the Salon proved to be an excellent platform for the advancement and promotion of photographic art and for confirming CAPA’s position as a key player on the Canadian artistic scene.

The success of the event and the many positive comments that were made by visitors naturally led to a reflection on the possibility of building upon the assets of this rich photographic collection and transforming it into a traveling exhibition to share with a larger audience, over a wider territory. In fact, all the photographs of the Salon will be archived under the care of a trusted museum authority and the MNPD has already expressed an interest in renewing the Salon experience in 2022.

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Team Canada – World Photographic Cup

Hello fellow CAPA members.

In 2020, Canada will enjoy its highest showing at the World Photographic Cup in the last 5 years. While it is too early to know the exact results, 4 Canadian Photographers finished in the Top 10 of their respective categories. This is exceptional, as each one of those images (from the 18 submitted) get Team Canada points towards a country award. And each one of those Photographers will qualify for a medal.

Welcome to the World Photographic Cup! I highly recommend that you go to their website to understand the organization and this competition.

In 2020 (teams assembled in 2019) there were 43 countries competing for the top spots. Over 750 images in 6 categories vying for the right to call themselves the best.

It’s the Olympics of Photography.

The final awards ceremony is slated for March 23, 2020 at 18:30 local time in Rome Italy (editor’s note: The ceremony has been moved to September 28th). Canada will be well represented with 2 Team Canada members and 1 co-captain (all of this is dependent on travel restrictions due to the Novel Coronavirus). You can watch it online – just go to the World Photographic Cup facebook page.

Why do we have a Team Canada?

We have a Team Canada because 4 organizations (CAPA, CAPIC, NPAC, and PPOC) were able to reach out to their members and assemble a library of incredible images to choose from. WPC Team Canada is not affiliated with any specific national association – it transcends any specific organization and reaches out to all 4.

Each association allocates a representative and any resources they feel can help us put together a great team. PPOC is currently the financial and administrative sponsor, while NPAC provides strong support on the press release side. This year we were able to get national exposure thanks to NPAC. CAPA provided a strong judging contingent as well as some great training to our Co-Captains regarding understanding international judging.

Anyone can enter. Any Canadian who feels they have an image that is worthy of the international stage can enter. It can be from someone who does it for a living, or someone who happened to be at the right place at the right time with the right equipment. They don’t even have to belong to an association (although that does get you a small discount!).

What do you get out of it? If Photography is your business, you can get great marketing opportunities – from “I am on WPC Team Canada” to “I won a medal at the Olympics of Photography”. If Photography is not your business, then you go for the glory and the bragging rights!

It’s not for the faint of heart. I watched 60 top notch images in one category get whittled down to 10 – and then 3. Like the current state of the salary cap NHL, the difference between the 4th best image and the 20th best image was miniscule.

The judges are trained to choose the best images for INTERNATIONAL competition. Why is this important to you? Because it means you should not put in your favourite image from a North American competition but go to the World Photographic Cup and see what other nations judges love – see what did well in International Competition. The world is a big place, and there are a lot of different tastes in China, Japan, and Russia! Give yourself that edge and do your homework.

I look forward to seeing your entries. The portal will open in early June 2020. More images to choose from means a stronger team. A stronger team means that if you make it, you made in spite of greater odds. But you won’t make it if you don’t try.

I am always available for questions and always willing to help. Don’t hesitate to email me at geraldpdavid@me.com, or call me at (403) 816-9935.

Gerry

Challenging Times – a message from the President

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Dear CAPA Members & Friends,

Rod Trider, president of Canadian Association for Photographic Art
CAPA President: Rod Trider

CAPA has had to cancel or postpone several courses and activities. During these trying times we know that as Canadians we will work through this and become stronger as a community. We hope that you will take this time to create new images, update some skills, photograph what’s in your back yard, or work on your macro skills. Take time to be creative.

Our volunteer Competitions team is hard at work to ensure that the upcoming individual and club competitions run smoothly. Our Certified Judges who also volunteer their time are looking forward to evaluating your great images. Even if you do not normally enter a CAPA competition, this may be the perfect time to use our competitions to push your photographic boundaries. By early April we plan to publish the list of competitions for the Fall 2020 – Spring 2021 season. Hopefully the new list will inspire people to work toward creating entries for the various categories.

Moreover, as a reminder we are always looking for interesting articles from members for the Canadian Camera magazine. And our Monthly Newsletter is a great way to learn about current events.

Thank you for all you do to help promote CAPA. Without members like you, we would not be the national organization that we are today and will be in the future.

Although we all have had our lives disrupted, let’s all do what we can to help our friends and neighbors, first responders, health care professionals, and everyone who is keeping our lights on and our grocery shelves stocked.

On behalf of the CAPA executive and directors we hope you stay safe. Our mothers were right – wash your hands! With common sense and good hygiene, we will get back to normal in the coming months.

Sincerely,

Rod Trider, FCAPA
President

Chers membres et amis de l’ACAP

À la lumière des événements récents, l’ACAP a dû annuler ou reporter plusieurs cours et activités. En ces temps difficiles, nous savons qu’en tant que Canadiens, nous ressortirons de cette épreuve plus fort que jamais en tant que communauté.

Nous espérons que vous profiterez de ce moment pour créer de nouvelles images, mettre à jour certaines compétences, photographier ce qui se trouve dans votre arrière-cour, ou travailler sur vos compétences macro. Soyez créatifs.

Notre équipe de compétition bénévole est toujours à pied d’œuvre pour assurer le bon déroulement des prochaines compétitions individuelles et de club. Nos juges formés qui donnent également de leur temps ont hâte d’évaluer vos superbes images. Même si vous ne participez pas normalement à un concours de l’ACAP, c’est peut être le moment idéal pour utiliser nos concours pour repousser vos limites photographiques. Au début d’avril, nous prévoyons de publier la liste des compétitions pour la saison automne 2020 – printemps 2021. Espérons que cette nouvelle liste incitera également les gens à travailler davantage à la création d’entrées pour les différentes catégories.

De plus, pour rappel, nous recherchons toujours des articles intéressants de la part des membres pour le magazine Canadian Camera. Et comme toujours, notre bulletin mensuelle est un excellent moyen de vous renseigner sur les actualités.

Merci pour tout ce que vous faites pour promouvoir l’ACAP. Sans membres comme vous, nous ne serions pas l’organisation nationale que nous sommes aujourd’hui.

Bien que nos vies aient toutes été perturbées, faisons tout ce que nous pouvons pour aider nos amis et nos voisins, les premiers intervenants, les professionnels de la santé, et tous ceux qui gardent nos lumières allumées et nos étagères d’épicerie approvisionnées.

Au nom du conseil d’administration de l’ACAP, nous espérons que vous restez en sécurité. Nos mères avaient raison – lavez-vous les mains! Avec bon sens et bonne hygiène, nous reviendrons à la normale dans les prochains mois.

Cordialement,

Rod Trider, FCAPA
Président

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CanAm Expo Judging Course Cancelled

The CAPA Judging Course that was scheduled as part of the CanAm Expo has been postponed until 2021.

The Judging Course will be run on Friday March 12, 2021. The CanAm Expo will now be held March 12-14, 2021.

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Annulation Cours de Juge – Cancellation Judging Course

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Annulation Cours de Juge – Club Photo Impression, 21 mars 2020

Le Gouvernement du Québec recommande l’annulation, à compter du 12 mars 2020 et pour une période de 30 jours, de tous les rassemblements intérieurs qui ne sont pas nécessaires. De plus la ville de Montréal a annoncé la fermeture de nombreux édifices de rassemblement sur le territoire de la ville. Le bâtiment Loisirs Communautaires S-Michel est fermé jusqu’à nouvel ordre. Bien que le risque posé par COVID-19 reste faible, nous devons assurer la sécurité de nos membres de la communauté photographique.

L’ACAP, pour des raisons indépendantes de sa volonté découlant directement des dernières directives relatives à la pandémie COVID -19 en cours, doit annuler le cours de juge de l’ACAP prévu pour le 21 mars 2020, dont le Club Photo Impression de Montréal est l’hôte. L’ACAP a l’intention de reprogrammer ce cours à une date ultérieure. Nous vous aviserons dès que plus d’information sera disponible et les conditions permettront la tenue de ce cours.

Veuillez nous excuser pour ce revers et nous espérons de vous voir bientôt. Toutes les inscriptions seront honorées pour le cours reprogrammé ou vous pouvez demander un remboursement. Veuillez noter que toute demande de remboursement peut être adressée à Alain Dubeau à Quebec@capacanada.ca afin qu’elles puissent être traitées en temps opportun.

Rod Trider
Président de l’ACAP

Cancellation Judging Course – Club Photo Impression, March 21, 2020

The Government of Quebec recommends the cancellation, as of March 12, 2020 and for a period of 30 days, of all indoor gatherings that are not necessary. In addition, the City of Montreal has announced the closure of many buildings throughout the city. The St-Michel Community Recreation Building is closed until further notice. Although the risk posed by COVID-19 remains low, we must ensure the safety of our members of the photographic community.

CAPA, for reasons beyond its control directly arising from the latest COVID-19 pandemic guidelines in progress, must cancel the French CAPA Judging Course scheduled for March 21, 2020, hosted by the Club l Photo Impression of Montreal. CAPA intends to reschedule this course later. We will notify you as soon as more information becomes available and the conditions will allow this course to be held.

We apologize for this setback and look forward to seeing you soon. All registrations will be honored for the rescheduled course or you may request a refund. Please note that any refund requests should be addressed to Alain Dubeau at Quebec@capacanada.ca so they can be processed in a timely manner.

Rod Trider
CAPA President

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Kayla Stevenson, FCAPA

Kayla has been a photographer since her teen years when she proudly used her first camera, a Kodak ‘Brownie’ to record a family trip to the Grand Canyon. Since then the technology and her gear have changed many times, but her enthusiasm for photography has not. She currently shoots with three cameras interchangeably – a Canon 7D Mark II DSLR, Sony a6000 Mirrorless and iPhone X, all with good capabilities for both still and video.

She loves to travel and has the good fortune and good health to be able to travel all over the world, including many trips to Africa, her favourite place for adventure and wildlife photography. More recently, her journey has taken her more towards artistic interpretations of her images, both in camera and in her digital darkroom, always exploring and learning new ways to present her photographic stories.

An active volunteer, Kayla serves on the Executive of the Langley Camera Club. She is also a CAPA Certified Judge. She has been a member of CAPA since 2010 and currently serves on the National Board as Director of Membership.

2020 Annual Challenge Sponsorship by Canon

Canon R5
Canon R5 Full frame mirrorless camera

The 2020 Annual Photo Challenge will mark the 16th anniversary of this CAPA member competition. The theme of the 2020 competition is minimalism.

For the purposes of this competition, minimalism is an effort to provoke emotional response or convey a unique visual experience. Distractions are kept to a minimum and one is left with the essential details to convey the intended focus or emphasis by the photographer. Simplicity is a key principle of minimalism. The competition is only open to Individual CAPA members, CAPA Life members and CAPA Family Members. The closing date of the competition is midnight (EST, Ontario) on April 30, 2020. this competition is being hosted by CAPA and will be coordinated by the CAPA Director of Competitions. Questions about the competition should be directed to the competition coordinator at Competitions@capacanada.ca

The Canadian Association for Photographic Art is pleased to announce that Canon Canada has once again agreed to be the primary sponsor of the Annual Photo Challenge. Canon will be providing cameras to the first, second and third place winners.

Canon has just announced the new full frame mirrorless EOS R5.

This year marks the 16th anniversary of the Annual Photo Challenge for individual members of CAPA. The theme for this competition is Minimalism. Deadline for submissions is April 30, 2020.

Canon R5
caméra plein cadre sans miroir EOS R5

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Cette année marque le 16ième anniversaire du concours Défi photo annuel pour les membres de l’ACAP.

Le thème de ce concours est le minimalisme.

Le minimalisme est un effort pour provoquer une réaction émotionnelle ou présenter une expérience visuelle unique. Les distractions sont restreintes au minimum et l’observateur ne voit que les détails essentiels pour l’amener à visualiser ce sur quoi le photographe avait l’intention d’attirer le regard ou de souligner.

L’Association Canadienne d’art photographique est heureuse d’annoncer que Canon Canada a une fois de plus accepté d’être le principal commanditaire du Défi photo annuel. Canon offrira des caméras aux gagnants de la première, deuxième et troisième place.

Canon vient d’annoncer sa toute nouvelle caméra plein cadre sans miroir EOS R5.

Cette année marque le 16ième anniversaire du Défi photo annuel pour les membres individuels de l’ACAP. Le thème de ce concours est le Minimalisme. La période pour la soumission des images se termine le 30 avril 2020.

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HONOUR - Jacinthe Leblanc - New Brunswick
Gold Medal Liliane Audet I Love Coffee
HONOUR - Ted Akune - Keeping Watch
HONOUR - Betty Johnston - Waiting For The Eulachon Bella Coola BC
Honour Award Vernona Jungling

New CAPA Judges

On Tuesday, Jan 14th, Rod Trider and Glenn Bloodworth presented CAPA Judging Certification certificates to 3 RA Photo Club members and 1 other Ottawa area CAPA member.

The new CAPA Certified judges are:

  • Michael Vuckovic
  • Mario Cerroni
  • Bill McCloskey
  • Manfred Mueller

Congratulations!

Bill McCloskey. (left) with CAPA president Rod Trider (Photo by Michael Vuckovic)
Left to Right: Rod Trider, Michael Vuckovic, Mario Cerroni, Bill McCloskey (photo by Abby Gossage)
Michael Vuckovic (left) with Rod Trider (Photo by Michael Vuckovic)

Sheldon Boles, FCAPA

Sheldon first picked up a 35mm camera in high school and later did some darkroom work with a professional photographer.

His experience with cameras evolved from film (Nikon Spotmatic and Canon AE-1 to the Canon digital systems.

Sheldon has capture images in his various moves across Canada as well as his trips to Africa, Europe, Central America and throughout North America.

In joining CAPA in 2011, he quickly accepted the role of a Competition Coordinator for several competitions and later became the CAPA Director of Competitions. In this role, he has coordinated and managed many national and international competitions.

With his experience as a webmaster, Sheldon was selected to be on the CAPA new website development team.

In 2017, Sheldon was awarded the Fellowship Honor (FCAPA) in recognition of exceptional photographic achievement and service to the Canada Association for Photographic Art.

Recently, Sheldon also took on the responsibilities of CAPA’s Competition Standards Chairperson.

59th Annual Red River Exhibition

2020 Red River Ex
59th Annual Canadian Photo Salon

The Red River Ex is a Canadian Photo Salon open to all Canadians.

This is a great opportunity for members to enter a CAPA recognized competition for individuals. The cost is $5 per category. There are 3 categories available:

  • digital open,
  • colour print
  • monochrome print

There are cash prizes and several special awards including

  • Best of Show,
  • Best Manitoba Entry
  • Best Domestic Pet
  • Best Scenic
  • Best Action
  • Best Agricultural Image
  • Best Nature (Flora/Fauna)
  • “It made you smile” award, print and projected image.

CAPA will present 1 gold medal for overall high aggregate score of all three categories.

This competition closes May 22, 2020.

See the Red River website for more information. Download the Entry Form (.pdf) here.

Red River Ex Photograph Salon 2020

 

My Country/Mon pays camera winner Hong Zhang

My Country Exposition Olympus Camera winner Hong Zhang

Jan. 06, 2020 – Mar. 29, 2020

Hong Zhang
Hong Zhang was presented an Olympus Camera by Jonathan Ward

CAPA’s My Country Salon winner Hong Zhang Image “Canadian Journey through Land and History” was picked as 2nd place overall. Hong is a CAPA Individual Member and a member of Toronto Digital Camera Club. The prize was presented by Jonathan Ward – CAPA Toronto District Rep and National Secretary.

Judging was done by representatives of CAPA, Olympus & the Museum. Olympus has generously donated camera’s to the top 3 images. Hong’s prize was a Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II Camera with 14-42mm Lens.

Hong image was part of the ‘My Country/Mon pays Exposition/Exhibition’ conducted by the Musée National de la Photographie Desjardins in January.

My Country/Mon pays camera winner Steve Donnelly

My Country Exposition Olympus Camera winner Steve Donnelly

Jan. 06, 2020 – Mar. 29, 2020

Steve Donnelly
Steve Donnelly receives an Olympus TG-6 waterproof

On behalf of CAPA, Gerry Alger (District Rep_ made a presentation on Thursday, March 5th to London Camera Club member Steve Donnelly. Steve was the third place winner in the ‘My Country/Mon pays Exposition/Exhibition’ conducted by the Musée National de la Photographie Desjardins in January. I presented Steve with an Olympus TG-6 waterproof camera.

On behalf of Steve please extend thanks to the Musée, to Olympus and, of course to CAPA. Steve felt most honoured.

More from Gerry’s presentation:

“Canada My Country” is the title of one of CAPA’s photo competitions each spring. The most recent was last April.
Like several other London Camera Club members, Steve Donnelly holds an individual membership in CAPA. As such, Steve is eligible to participate in CAPA’s Individual Competitions. (Which, by the way, he does on a regular basis.)

Here were the results of the Apr. 30th competition. In last May’s awards presentation Steve received CAPA’s Silver Medal for this portfolio. The gold medal winner had a total score of 110.5. Steve’s score was just ½ point back. 167 Individual members from across Canada entered into this competition and submitted 638 images. 638 is an important number to keep in mind.

The Musée National de la Photographie Desjardins is located in Drummondville Quebec. (It is the only Photographic museum of its kind in Canada.) The museum has several photo exhibitions every year where large photos are exhibited in the gallery. The current exhibit, entitled “My Country/ Mon pays” is co-sponsored by the museum, by CAPA and by Olympus cameras. This show is currently running. It opened Jan. 20th and closes the end of March.

CAPA judges were to submit 39 of the best images from 638 judged in last April’s competition. There were to be three images from each province and three from each territory in Canada. These 39 images were printed 16X24, mounted, then displayed in the salon gallery.

Steve’s two Manitoba images (polar bear and inukshuk) were chosen to represent Manitoba. The best 3 of the 39 images in the show were selected by a panel of 3 judges – the managing director of the Musée, the head of Olympus North America Sales and Rod Trider as CAPA President. Olympus generously donated cameras to the top three images makers.

Steve Donnelly’s image titled “Polar Bear Churchill” was the third-place finisher overall. Steve wins an Olympus Tough TG-6 Waterproof camera.

2020 Can Am Photo Expo

Can Am Photo ExpoCancelled until 2021

The Can Am Photo Expo is sponsored by the Niagara Frontier Regional Camera Clubs

The Niagara Frontier Regional Camera Clubs (NFRCC) were established to be a unique bi-national photographic organization whose members include both amateur and professional photographers. The NFRCC is made up of 18 individual camera and photography clubs, in Western NY, Pa and Southern Ontario Canada. Some of these clubs belong to the Canadian Association of Photographic Arts (CAPA) and/or the Photographic Society of America (PSA).

  • Over 70 educational class to choose from
  • Hands on Workshops
  • Photoshoots
  • Print and Digital Image Competition Salons
  • Portfolio Review sessions
  • Trade Show
  • Awards Celebration and Gala
  • After Hours Party

Vernissage du salon « mon pays/my country »

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Vernissage du salon « mon pays/my country »

Trois gagnants des prix Olympus annoncés

Après un report initial pour cause d’intempéries, le vernissage du salon « mon pays/my country » a eu lieu au Musée national de la photographie Desjardins à Drummondville le dimanche 19 janvier. L’évènement a attiré de nombreux adeptes de la photographie, heureux de l’occasion de voir réunis à un seul endroit de si éloquents témoignages de la beauté du pays, de ses dix provinces et trois territoires. Cette exposition, une collaboration entre l’ACAP et le Musée national de la photographie Desjardins, a pu aussi compter sur le soutien de la société Olympus qui a généreusement offert des modèles de ses appareils photo comme prix aux trois meilleures photos en montre.

Un jury formé de Yannick Michaud, représentant d’Olympus, Jonathan Hugues Potvin, directeur général du Musée et Rod Trider, président de l’ACAP a évalué les trente-neuf photos pour en déterminer les gagnants. Ceux-ci ont été annoncés à la cérémonie d’ouverture : le premier prix à Michael Winsor (Terre-neuve et Labrador) pour « Magical Moment », le deuxième prix à Hong Zhang (Alberta) pour « Canadian Journey Through Land and History » et le troisième prix à Steve Donnelly (Manitoba) pour « Polar Bear Churchill ». Les photographes primés n’étant pas présents à Drummondville, leurs prix leur seront remis ultérieurement.

Le public pourra visiter le Salon au Musée national de la photographie, situé au 400 rue Hériot, Drummondville Québec (https://www.museedelaphoto.info) jusqu’au 29 mars 2020.

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Opening of the Salon “mon pays/my country”

Three winners of Olympus prizes announced

After initially being postponed because of weather, the Salon “mon pays/my country” was officially opened at the Musée national de la photographie Desjardins on Sunday 19 January 2020. The event attracted numerous fans of photography, delighted at the opportunity of seeing united in one place such an eloquent testimonial to the beauty of this country, its ten provinces and three territories. This exhibition, the result of collaboration between CAPA and the Musée national de la photographie Desjardins was also privileged to be able to count on the support of Olympus Corporation who generously donated models of their cameras as prizes for the three best photos on display.

A jury including Yannick Michaud, representing Olympus, Jonathan Hugues Potvin, general manager of the Musée and Rod Trider, president of CAPA, evaluated the thirty-nine photographs to determine the winners. These were announced at the opening ceremony: first prize to Michael Winsor (Newfoundland and Labrador) for “Magical Moment”, second prize to Hong Zhang (Alberta) for “Canadian Journey Through Land and History” and third prize to Steve Donnelly (Manitoba) for “Polar Bear Churchill”. Since the prize winners were not present in Drummondville, their prizes will be presented to them at a later date.

The public can visit the Salon at the Musée national de la photographie Desjardins located at 400, rue Hériot, Drummondville, Québec (https://www.museedelaphoto.info) from now until 29 March 2020.

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Mon pays - my country
Michel Doyon – président/President, Musée national de la photographie Desjardins
Mon pays - my country
Alain Dubeau, directeur Zone Québec ACAP/Director Québec Zone CAPA
Rod Trider (à gauche/left), président ACAP/President CAPA Jonathan Hugues Potvin, directeur général/Director General, Musée national de la photographie Desjardins
Yannick Michaud, Olympus
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Visiteurs au vernissage du Salon/Visitors at the Salon’s opening
Mon pays - my country
Visiteurs au vernissage du Salon/Visitors at the Salon’s opening
Mon pays - my country
Isabelle Lévesque, Club Photo Focus, Moncton NB

 

 

 

International Salon of Photography Results

Once again, the 126th International Salon of Photography, hosted by CAPA member club Toronto Camera Club, was a great success.

This internationally recognized competition closed on November 12, 2019 and received photos from top photographers in countries around the world including: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Macau, Malaysia, Malta, New Zealand, Poland, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam and Wales.

The salon consisted of six sections: Nature, Pictorial Open (Colour), Pictorial Open (Mono), Photojournalism, Print Open (Colour) and Prints Open (Mono). Each section had its own judging panel. There were 227 medals and ribbons awarded.

Congratulations to the following CAPA members who received awards:

Nature

  • IIana Block’s image “For Kit Surprise Pounce” – FIAP Gold Medal
  • He Zhao’s image “Spiral Staircase” – IAAP Gold Medal
  • Ying Shi’s image “A Family” – FIAP Silver Medal
  • Suzanne Huot’s image “Cheetah Mothers Prize” – PSA Silver Medal
  • Ying Shi’s image “Flying Flamingos Over The Lake” – CAPA Bronze Medal
  • IIana Block’s image “Silver Phase Red Fox With Dinner In The Rain” – CAPA Ribbon
  • John Lyon’s image “Western Bluebird Pair” – CAPA Ribbon
  • Robert Parker’s image “Feeding Frenzy” – IAAP Ribbon
  • Wenjun Jin’s image “Flying Over Dreams” – IAAP Ribbon
  • Claude Gauthier’s image “Polar Bear Young Bull Vs Old” – TCC Ribbon

Pictorial Open (Colour)

  • He Zhao’s image “Flamingo Over Lake” – PSA Gold Medal
  • Neal Weisenberg’s image “Adele Diving 1” – IAAP Silver Medal
  • Luba Citrim’s image “My Ride Arrived” – PSA Bronze Medal
  • Luba Citrim’s image “Destiny” – TCC Bronze Medal
  • Adrienne Zoe’s image “Fruit of the Vine” – FIAP Ribbon
  • He Zhao’s image “Chicago Flamino Scuplture” – IAAP Ribbon
  • Robert Parker’s image “Bluebird And Blossoms” – PSA Honourable Mention
  • Yang Jiao’s image “Midnight Sun And Iceberg At Greenland” – TCC Ribbon
  • Daniel Rondeau’s image “Petals And Tendril” – TCC Ribbon

Pictorial Open (Mono)

  • He Zhao’s image “Spiral Staircase” – IAAP Gold Medal
  • Jean Wang’s image “Absolute Twin Towers From My View” – IAAP Ribbon
  • He Zhao’s image “Staircase” – CAPA Ribbon
  • Yang Jiao’s image “Giraffe Affection” – TCC Ribbon

Photojournalism

  • Glenn Springer’s image “Rainy Ride” – FIAP Ribbon

Print Open (Colour)

  • Gareth Jones’s image “Insect Vision” – TCC Gold Medal
  • Ying Shi’s image “Morning Activities” – IAAP Silver Medal
  • Wenjun Jin’s image “Overlooking Lake Magadi03” – TCC Silver Medal
  • Ying Shi’s image “Playing Children” – PSA Bronze Medal
  • Mike Wooding’s image “European Skippers” – IAAP Bronze Medal
  • Leah Gray’s image “High Tide” – CAPA Ribbon
  • Mike Wooding’s image “Anna’s Hummingbird at Bluebell 2” – IAAP Ribbon
  • Wenjun Jin’s image “Overlooking Lake Magadi02” – TCC Ribbon
  • Jack Pasht’s image “Fourth Beach” – TCC Ribbon
  • Jasmine Suo’s image “Snowy Owl Banding” – TCC Ribbon
  • Wenjun Jin’s image “Overlooking Lake Magadio1” – PSA Honourable Mention

Print Open (Mono)

  • Ying Shi’s image “Pattern” – TCC Gold Medal
  • Ying Shi’s image “Flying Over The Lake” – CAPA Bronze Medal
  • Gareth Jones’ image “Backwards Time” – TCC Bronze Medal
  • Ann Alimi’s image “King” – FIAP Ribbon

The winning images and a complete listing of the entrants and awards received are on the Salon  website.

Scholarship and Educational Donation

During 2019 we were pleased to receive a sizeable donation from one of Canada’s Leading Procurement Training Organizations. This company has a program whereby they allocate funds to their employee to make charitable donations to a charity of the employees’ choice. As a result, Grant from this Company, choose CAPA as his Charity of choice. As Grant is interested in expanding his interest in photography he chooses to donate to CAPA.

Thank you for this donation.

As an ongoing program, CAPA would be pleased to receive further donations to expand the CAPA Scholarship and Educational Fund. Receipts for income tax purposes will be provided for all donations. Click here for more information.

Len Suchan,
CAPA Treasurer

salon mon pays – my country

Trois gagnants des prix Olympus annoncés
Three winners of Olympus prizes announced
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Ouverture imminente du salon « Mon pays/My Country »

Le salon « Mon pays/My Country », organisé conjointement par l’ACAP et le Musée national de la photographie Desjardins, ouvrira ses portes le janvier 2020. Cet évènement, une première collaboration de ce genre entre l’ACAP et le Musée, exposera 39 photographies de membres de l’ACAP, choisies pour représenter les dix provinces et les trois territoires du Canada. Le vernissage, ouvert aux membres individuels et aux membres des clubs membres de l’ACAP, aura lieu le dimanche 19 janvier à 14 h au Musée national de la photographie Desjardins, 400 rue Hériot, Drummondville, Québec.

Voir les images gagnantes du concours ici: https://capacanada.ca/competition-winners-2020-canada-salon/

Imminent Opening of the Salon “Mon pays/My Country”

National Museum of PhotographyThe salon “Mon pays/My Country” organized jointly by CAPA and the Musée national de la photographie Desjardins, will be open to the public in January 2020. This event, the first collaborative effort of this kind between CAPA and the Musée, will showcase 39 photographs by CAPA members, chosen to represent Canada’s 10 provinces and three territories. The opening ceremony, to which all CAPA individual members as well as members of CAPA clubs are invited, will take place on Sunday, 19 January at 2 PM at the Musée national de la photographie Desjardins, 400 rue Hériot, Drummondville, Québec.

View the competition winning images here: https://capacanada.ca/competition-winners-2020-canada-salon/

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FIAP Distinctions

Federation Internationale de L'Art Photographique (FIAP)CAPA is the Canadian operational member of FIAP (Federation Internationale de l’Art Photographique). All operational members are the sole national federations or associations for sovereign states that are members of the United Nations.

As a CAPA member you can apply through CAPA for photographic distinctions from FIAP. For more information, go to the CAPA FIAP page.

Jonathan Ward, CAPA Secretary

Jonathan Ward
Jonathan Ward, CAPA Secretary

Jonathan Ward is our new CAPA Secretary.

Jonathan Ward was born and raised in the UK and represented the UK as a diplomat in South Africa, Singapore, the former Yugoslavia and India, before resigning and immigrating to Canada in 1992. Soon after arriving in Toronto, where he still lives, he was recruited into the Toronto Camera Club. His serious interest in wildlife photography stemmed from a visit to Kenya organized by club members in 1995. He was an early adopter of auto-focus cameras and later of digital photography. He now shoots with a full frame digital body as well as a full frame DSLR. He and his wife travel all over the world taking images but the two places most frequently visited are Southern Africa and India.

In 2003, he joined what is now the Toronto Digital Photography Club, where he eventually became the President. He continues to be a member of that club and is the mentor to 12 club photographers.

Jonathan has been a photographic judge since 2005 and became a CAPA certified judge in 2016. Since then he has judged in International Competitions for CAPA on multiple occasions as well as in CAPA competitions in Canada.

Most recently he has been the District Representative for Toronto and the GTA.