SEP: Benjamin Baltzly’s Photos C. 1871

ALL OF SEPTEMBER

View Camera Photos taken in 1871 juxtaposed with Digital Images of today taken almost 150 years later – same locations. Then and Now: check out the views of the Kamloops and North Thompson, Interior Monologue:Benjamin Baltzly and the Geological Survey of BC is a fascinating exhibit. Kamloops Museum and Archives is open Tues – Sat 10AM – 4:30PM | Closed Sun & Mon | Admission $3

In 1871 Benjamin Baltzly, a Montréal studio photographer, got the gig to document the terrain and resources of the Interior Plateau of BC long before Google Earth was ever thought of. He missed connections, couldn’t find camping gear once in Victoria, nor transport from Yale. He and the survey crew had to walk up the Fraser Canyon to reach Kamloops. Their luck wasn’t much better here but Baltzly would produce some of the most lucid photographs of the area from that period.
Interior Monologues features a range of prints, photos, and excerpts from Baltzly’s log. The exhibit provides glimpses of pastoral life set amid the spectacular topography of BC. Come see amazing pictures from the photo gig with more ups, downs and drama than the mountains Baltzly traversed. This is a world class exhibit.
Kamloops Museum & Archives | 207 Seymour St. at 2nd Ave.| 250-828-3576| www.kamloops.ca

Sep 21: Caribbean Music and Food Festival

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Photo Opportunity!

The Kamloops Caribbean Cultural Society will be hosting the Caribbean Music and Food Festival at Riverside Park which will run from Noon to 8pm. The event will feature Caribbean food and the music of Mostly Marley. 

Sep 25: Showcase – Aquatic Animals

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So which of our aquatic friends did you swim, sail or have a conversation with recently?

Share an image with us and tell us about them!

Sep 29: Swap Meet in Edmonton

The Edmonton Photographic Historical Society’s annual PHOTO FAIR photographic swap meet happens Sunday, September 29, 2019 from 10am to 3pm at the Wingate Inn – Edmonton West, located at 18220 – 100 Avenue, Edmonton, AB. Buy-Sell-Trade antiques to digital and everything in between. Equipment dealers and camera enthusiasts from all over Western Canada and USA will be there. This is a perfect opportunity to acquire that elusive piece you have always wanted, or get rid of pieces you no longer need, get free camera evaluations, great deals, and lots of fun! Admission is $3.00.
To book table rental or more info, email edm_photographic_hist_society_2@yahoo.ca . The Swap Meet is a fundraiser for the EPHS. Check out their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Edmonton-Photographic-Historical-Society-111963348855385/

Oct 23: Showcase – Nests

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How many nests did you spot this spring and summer?

Care to share a photo and a story?