ViewPoint Gallery is adhering to all COVID-19 protocols as directed by the provincial government. However, as these protocols change the gallery’s hours and events may be affected. Please see the gallery’s Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram accounts for up-to-date scheduling information.
This exhibit features photos taken on a photo trip to Havana, Santieras and Trinidad, Cuba. Many people have holidayed in Cuba and returned with standard holiday shots. Instead, in this show I share what I captured of the people and culture of this wonderful country.
A video interview with Anne Bastedo about the exhibition is now available for viewing online.
A recent article about ViewPoint Gallery was published in The Bedford Wire.
A Solo Exhibition by Anne Bastedo
April 22 -June 27, 2021
Anne Bastedo will be staffing the gallery on the following dates: June 6, 10, 11, 19, 25 and 27th, and will be happy to discuss her exhibition in person with any who care to visit on those dates.
a solo show by Ted Coldwell
July 1 - August 29, 2021
Open to the public • Free to attend
We all have it. Two sides. It’s hard wired into us from our very beginning. How much of one side versus the other varies from person to person, but there are always two sides. To everyone.
“Duality” presents where I’ve been and points in the directions I’m going - whether it’s into the world to create abstract images out of details or into the studio to create an imaginary scene on an empty table.
Looking Back Twenty Years
a retrospective exhibition
September 2 - October 31, 2021
Open to the public • Free to attend
(Initially scheduled for December - January, 2020-2021)
This retrospective exhibition presents an overview of the more than 150 exhibition ViewPoint Gallery has presented since it first opened in the summer of 2000.
Whenever possible, each solo exhibition is represented by a single image and show statement, with the remaining solo, and all the group exhibitions represented by scores of rack cards.
Come take a walk through ViewPoint Gallery's history, and help us celebrate two decades of fine art photography.
Saturday June 5, 2021
11am to noon - FULL
Print reviews will resume in June, 2021, with two 1-hour reviews, with a maximum of 4 participants each (participants must be masked, and social distancing will be maintained).
If you wish to participate in a print review session, please register by e-mailing Eric Boutilier-Brown, and indicating which print Review you wish to participate in.
Summer Photo Courses
Summer courses through PhotoWorkshops.ca are now scheduled.
Summer Photo 101 will be held on Tuesday evenings, starting on July 6th. An 8 week introduction to basic photography, this course is ideal for DSLR and Mirrorless cameras, but has applications for all kinds of photographers.
The Summer Light series of mentored field trips will be offered as well. After participating in a one-night Zoom seminar focused on outdoor photography with natural light, participants can register for any in a series of mentored field trips held over July, August and September. Each field trip will be accompanied by a review session (initially by Zoom, but depending on COVID-19 restrictions, perhaps in person) to review the results of all the field trip participants.
Precautions will be implemented to guard against COVID-19: enrollment is limited to 4 participants per in-person class; physical distancing of two meters will be maintained; and face-masks will be required, as per Nova Scotia public health measures.
Full details are provided on the PhotoWorkshops.ca website.
ViewPoint Gallery International Photography Competition
Every year since 2013, ViewPoint Gallery has held an International Photography Competition. Open to photographers located in any country around the world, there are no restrictions on subject matter. The images are reviewed by an independent jury comprised of experienced photographers, and the winning 12 photographs are displayed through the year at ViewPoint Gallery.
Bruce Berkow, USA
“Close Schools or We Die (March 11, 2020)”
Bruce Berkow is a photographer who was born and raised in New York City. He works in both black and white and color, documenting the world around him. He has had photographs in several solo shows as well as many group shows in eight countries, and has a photobook in the Indie Photobook Library, now housed at the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University.
"A camera is a device that teaches you to see better without a camera." - Dorothea Lange
“I really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn't photograph them.” - Diane Arbus
We are embedded in a world that is rich with revealing images, without the need to seek out exotic venues. I want to be more attentive to this world around us and I want viewers of my photographs, as the quote from Lange says, to come away feeling that the photographs have allowed them to share that attention. If the viewer feels that they have entered into the world of the photograph, or that the world of the photograph has entered into them, then I will have succeeded. The ultimate goal, however, is for the viewer to feel more present where they are, wherever they are.
Zoe Schumacher USA
I see photography as a way to discover the world around me, for personal exploration and understanding. I am always working to improve my craft because you never know what’s around the corner, and where the next photo will take you.
My name is Zoe Schumacher and I am a cartographer, former camera assistant in the film industry, and a self-taught photographer living it up in Long Beach, CA. I started taking photos in high school when I picked up my dad’s classic Nikon film camera. The original dream was to be a photojournalist, but alas that was not in the cards. So, I earned a B.A. and Masters in Geography and became a full-time cartographer. However, my new career provided me an unexpected gift, traveling to exotic locations like Easter Island. My portfolio includes images from my many adventures as a sailor, professional Geographer, and my love for travel.