Monthly Archives: October 2017

September Submissions Night: “My Summer”

Kenn Collett's summer photo (1st place digital)

Ken Collett’s summer photo (1st place digital)

Our September theme of “My Summer” brought out a record number of participants, making it hard to choose amongst all the great photos. Looking forward to finding the perfect shot for these upcoming themes! Our themes for 2018-19 have just been chosen!

   October 2017: Colour!
   November 2017: Portraits
   December 2017: Banquet – no contest submissions but bring photos for a slide show
   January 2018: Night Scenes
   February 2018: Friendship
   March 2018: People at Work
   April 2018: Texture
   May 2018: Wet!

September 2018: Flora
October 2018: Out of Place
   November 2018: Landscape
   December 2018: None (Banquet)
   January 2018: Still Life
   February 2018: Doors
   March 2018: Abstract
   April 2018: Fence Line(s)
   May 2018: Reflections

September 2017 winners:

See the photos here:   http://stalbertphotoclub.com/blog/sapcgalleries

Theme Print
1st place: HQ Ly , Dawn Kawahara
2nd place: Barry Ryzuik, Brent Bromilow
3rd place: Barry Ryziuk, Italo Pino

Open Print
1st place: Dawn Kawahara
2nd place: Sylvia Labelle
3rd place: Brent Bromilow

Theme Digital
1st place: Ken Collett
2nd place: Al Popil
3rd place: Gordon Michon (twice!), Hedy Bach

Open Digital
1st place: Al Popil
2nd place: Italo Pino, Wally Kruger
3rd place: Italo Pino, HQ Ly

October Guest Speaker Spotlight

I am pleased to welcome Mr. Bert Crowfoot as our guest speaker this week.

He is highly respected in many areas, and has graciously provided us with a brief biography:

Bert Crowfoot

Bert Crowfoot has two Indian names. His Siksika name is “Kiyo Sta’ ah” or Bear Ghost and his Kwakwaka ‘wakw name is “Gayutalas” or Always Giving. He was adopted by the Kwakwaka ‘wakw  at a potlatch in 2008, by Chief Adam Dick.

 Bert is a photographer with an intuitive eye developed over the past 30 years. Known for recording Aboriginal events and cultural knowledge through out North America, his travels always take him to new levels of perception. Most of Bert’s work is for sale with the exception of spiritual imagery.

Bert’s Siksika/Saulteaux cultural roots give him the inspiration to record and to preserve many spiritual practices with different nations. His images are taken with a highly respectful and sacred awareness of the protocols, sanctity and supernatural forces that are present in Indigenous spiritual rituals, nature and life. As part of this awareness, he believes these spiritual images are gifts to be shared with present and future generations to bear witness of the power of the Indigenous ways of life. Spiritual images cannot be sold.

 He is founder and CEO of the Aboriginal Multi-Media Society (AMMSA), General Manager of CFWE-FM, an Alberta-wide Aboriginal radio network and the Publisher of several publications including Windspeaker and Alberta Sweetgrass. AMMSA is Canada’s largest publisher of Aboriginal news and information and a recognized leader in Aboriginal communications in North America.

 Bert’s many honors over the years that include: a Lifetime Achievement Award from the province of Alberta; Venture Magazine’s “50 Most Influential Individuals in Alberta” (2004); Venture Magazines “100 Entrepreneurs who built Alberta” (2005); nominated to CBC’s Alberta 100 list (2005) and inducted into the Aboriginal Walk of Honor in Edmonton (2006). He is the great great grandson of Chief Crowfoot who signed Treaty 7.

Please come join us on Wednesday evening to hear more from this accomplished individual and learn a little bit more about his work and the culture that surrounds us here in Alberta and across the continent.