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People With Cameras

People With Cameras
March 23-June 7, 2015
Bob Prittie Library

This Burnaby Art Gallery Offsite Exhibition features photographs from the holdings of the City of Burnaby Archives, the photography collection of the Burnaby Village Museum, and the archives of the City of Burnaby Art Collection maintained by the Burnaby Art Gallery. Many of these photographs can be accessed through Heritage Burnaby, an initiative of the City of Burnaby’s Community Heritage Commission.

The history of Burnaby runs roughly parallel to the history of photography, but it was not until 1900 when the Kodak Brownie Box roll-film camera was introduced that photography moved from a solely professional pursuit to an activity that anyone could engage in. Many of the photographs in this exhibit show how quickly the taking of photographs became a leisure pursuit.

This show is the fourth Burnaby Art Gallery Offsite Exhibition drawn from Heritage Burnaby’s holdings. Previous exhibits include Greetings from Burnaby, an exhibition of Burnaby postcards, and an exhibition about the community that once existed on the site of what is now Barnet Marine Park. For this exhibit, gallery staff was assisted by City of Burnaby Archives Clerk Shelley Tucker and Burnaby Village Museum Curator Lisa Codd.

Public Program

Offsite Exhibition Talk at Bob Prittie Library (Metrotown)
Sunday, May 24, 1-3pm
Explore Burnaby's history! Gallery guide and archives clerk, Shelley Tucker takes you through this offsite exhibition at Bob Prittie Library. This offsite exhibition features photographs of local residents in front and behind the camera. Tours start every half-hour.