Deadline extended for New West photo exhibition

The Compassionate I: Personal Images of Loss and Healing is being tentatively rescheduled for fall, and a call for submissions has been extended until April 30

The Arts Council of New Westminster and the New West Hospice Society are extending the deadline for an upcoming art exhibition

The Compassionate I: Personal Images of Loss and Healing is a pop-up exhibition that was originally planned to take place during the Festival of Loss and Healing on May 2. Due to COVID-19, that event is now planned to be rescheduled for the fall, subject to the relaxing of restrictions on social distancing and public gatherings within the upcoming months.

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A call for submissions for that exhibition has now been extended until April 30.

Organizers are seeking photographs that engage the broad themes of loss and healing.

“A whole range of loss affects the human condition. Loss of loved ones including pets, loss of home, ability, identity and so on,” says the call for submissions. “With loss comes different modes of healing. There is no correct response to loss, nor right way to go about healing – it is very individual and personal.”

Photographic images can be black-and-white or colour, captured by digital camera, film camera or phone. They can be of people, places or things, realistic or abstract.

“Images should be an interpretation of loss and healing and captured by a compassionate eye/I,” says the call for submissions.

Photographers can also submit a short synopsis (not mandatory) to enhance the story of the image.

One image per entry is allowed.

For full submission details, see the arts council website.

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