October 3, 2016 FotoFilmic

OCTOBER 1-15, 2016

Congratulations to the first 10 FotoFilmic//PULP exhibitors whose work officially launched our new island space this past weekend! The opening reception was a lot of fun as the concept of bringing curated international contemporary photography into a cabin drew a lot of curiosity from island visitors and returning Vancouverites spending the day away from the city!

While the space itself is a great conversation starter, all eyes were on the print show presented in our new PULP original format (16″x20″ custom mats with a wood back & sitting on individual wood shelves). Which brings us to the first official Guest Artist Picks announcement from photographer Brandon Thibodeaux: the following three PULP exhibitors will each receive a complimentary entry to the upcoming FotoFilmic’17 International Juried Film Photography Competition to be launched in December! The first PULP winners are (in alphabetical order):


Russel Bailey (United States)

Rebecca Cairns (Canada/UK)

Allison Watkins (United States)


Prints by Preschelle Ann Bigueras (left); Rebecca Cairns (center); Sabrina Chin (right)

In selecting his favorite PULP works Brandon was drawn to ” these three photographers (for their) ability to use small details to create a larger metaphor and emotion”. According to him another important editing criteria was also to choose  photographers whose practice reflect “a distinct and consistent expression with their work” which he views as the “most important quality defining yourself in a world where over 80 million images are produced a day on Instagram alone”. According to him “those working with film today are not only using it for its aesthetic quality but for its working method: it is often slow and cumbersome, yet inherently creates something truly unique and unable to be deleted on a whim”.

Thank you Brandon for sharing your insights in looking at photographic work today, as well as for taking the time to research your picks so thoroughly as you just got back from Chicago’s Filter Festival!

The 1st FotoFilmic//PULP Print Showcase remains on the walls of the PULP Cabin on Vancouver’s Bowen Island until the 15th this month. We look forward to many more great conversations around the works, as well as to the 2nd PULP show opening November 12 and presenting 10 other international photographers in print!

Allison Watkins, USA, Guest Pick Artist (close-up)

FotoFilmic // PULP Cabin view, right side

Gallery entrance

Prints by Allison Watkins (left); Bailey Russel (top); Giulia Berto (right)