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Pursuing Your Passion with special guest Ian Ruhter and CAPIC Vancouver

April 5, 2013 Leave a comment

A panel discussion on returning to Creativity and Photographic Art with special guest Ian Ruhter presented by CAPIC (The Canadian Association of Image Creators) Vancouver Chapter.

Pursuing Your Passion with special guest Ian Ruhter

We have a diverse powerhouse group that collectively represents about 100 years of photographic experience! Each member has come from different training, vastly different areas of the commercial assignment world and has pursued a different form of their artistic expression and passion.

Panelist include: Ian Ruhter, David Ellingsen, Robert Kenney, Katie Huisman and Anne-Marie Slater

Goldcorp Centre for The Arts
SFU Woodwards Campus
149 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC

Doors open: 7:30pm
Event: 8:00pm

$35 through Eventbrite

Tickets at the door $40 cash only.

Event posters signed by Ian (fundraiser for Art Education for youth in the Downtown East Side) will be available for a minimum $30 (cash only) donation.

Presenting Sponsor: CAPIC Vancouver

Sponsors: SelfdesignBeau Photo,

Production Partners:  Met PressVancouver Photo Workshops, Flashpoint Rentals, Sugar Studio, Pinter Creative Studio, Seven25. Design and Typography, Big Music Productions,

Produced by: Rick Etkin

Poster Pursuing Your Passion

Anne Marie Slater’s Cultural Democracy 101 presentation at SFU Vancouver

June 17, 2012 Leave a comment

Anne Marie Slater’s presentation on Curating Histories with Photography: The Recording & Editing of Everyday Life

What type of access does photography provide to our stories? This workshop explores the use of photography as a cultural democracy methodology.

Anne Marie Slater born in Scotland is a media artist, educator, and producer responsible for cross disciplinary, creative development, and facilitation of many local community public realm initiatives with roots in photography, writing, film, urban design, public engagement, and documentary practices.

She received the graduate juried Helen Pitt Award for her photo installation work from Emily Carr University: B.F.A. Photography, and an M.A. in Education from S.F.U. for her thesis on an Artist’s Role in Community Arts Practice.

Christian of AHA MEDIA writes:

Anne Marie Slater gave an excellent presentation on democracy, accessibility and ethics in photo journalism and in particular citizen journalism, in front of an enrapt audience.

Ms. Slater demonstrate how history and community involvement plays apart in her own work, particularly the Princess Avenue Children’s Interpretive Walk.  Next, she shown some photos of AHA MEDIA with April Smith speaking on positive photos.  In highlighting some of  AHA MEDIA’s work in the DTES community, Ms. Slater managed to clearly convey the importance of being ethical especially when dealing with marginalized people.

After the amazing presentation was completed, Ms. Slater invited everyone in attendance to look at photos and discuss about ethics in photo journalism.

Through out the entire presentation Ms. Slater did a excellent job engaging the crowd on her important topic: Curating Histories with Photography: The Recording & Editing of Everyday Life, giving all attendees a memorable Father Day’s Sunday afternoon to remember.

AHA MEDIA filmed at W2 Comfort Soul Food Dinner with Anne Marie Slater in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

August 7, 2011 1 comment
W2 Woodwards

Comfort Soul Dinner

August 7
For residents of the Rice Block, ATIRA Housing, artist Anne Marie Slater brings together local women and children from low-income communities adjacent to the Soul Garden site to share their stories and recipes about comfort foods. The dinner will draw on the cultural and immigrant histories of the site by serving Sunday dinner dishes that celebrate the history of comfort foods through the European, Russian, Jewish, and Ukrainian community churches in the area, as well as participant’s favorite comfort Sunday dishes.

W2 Soul Gardens Public Art Project in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

July 10, 2011 Leave a comment
W2 Woodwards

Soul Gardens Public Art Project

Event Details

Event Description

Soul Gardens is a W2 community public art project that investigates the cultural history of the Downtown Eastside as told through stories of food, gardening and community.

A collaboration between five muralists and five artist researchers, the project draw heavily on individual and shared narratives within founding DTES cultural groups including the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh, and Musqueam Nations, and African, Chinese, Japanese and European settlers.  In addition to a large public mural, Soul Gardens will create a dynamic online interface inviting individuals to share recipes, stories, photos and other information about how food has played a role in shaping their experience of Vancouver.

Muralists: Jordan Bent, Indigo, Scott Sueme, Melanie Shambach, Take5. Researchers: Wayde Compton, Lani Russwurm, Anne Marie Slater, Sid Tan and Cease Wyss. Project Coordinators: Irwin Oostindie, Lianne Payne.

Look here for further event updates on the project as they are announced, including long table dinners, recipe card collections, and public talks and workshops on cultural heritage and community history.

With support from the City of Vancouver’s 125th Anniversary Grants Program and the participation of the Government of Canada. Artwork design: Jordan Ben

AHA MEDIA is very proud to help support the W2 Soul Gardens Public Art Project!

Below are photos from a recent meeting at W2 Media Cafe

AHA MEDIA attended a very successful Photography Opening : Children Live Dream Here – Urban Landscapes, Children Photography – Inner City Children’s Voice at Chapel Arts 304 Dunlevy in Vancouver Downtown Eastside Thursday Oct 29, 2009

October 31, 2009 Leave a comment

Part of the Heart of the City Festival in Vancouver Downtown Eastside

Celebrating the Voice of the Strathcona Children, Princess Avenue Interpretive Walk

About Project 1


Below is a photo of Lead Artist Anne Marie Slater with students

Anne Marie Slater and students


Below is a video of the Visual Arts –   CHILDREN LIVE DREAM HERE

The presence of children in our community is the focus of this show of photo works by students from grades 4 to 7. Photographer and lead artist Anne Marie Slater collaborated with the students on an interpretive walk of Princess Avenue and their photographs reveal the sky, the street, and the industrial side of Hastings Street re-linking the historic north/south connection to the waterfront.

The perspectives of inner city children are captured in photo stories and audio recordings, on view in the main gallery and in projections on the outside of Chapel Arts. Children Live Dream Here: Urban Landscapes is a community arts initiative with the participation of local organizations, community members and the support of the Festival and the City of Vancouver Great Beginnings program.

Sponsored by Strathcona Elementary School, Strathcona Community Centre Association and Chapel Arts, with funding from Port Metro Vancouver and Telus-Vancouver Community Board.

This was filmed by April Smith of AHA MEDIA on a Nokia N95 mobile cameraphone. April is passionate and skilled in making Nokia films by exploring mobile media production through the camera lens of a cellphone. For a better quality version of this video, please DM April Smith @AprilFilms on Twitter or message me at


Below is a photo of Irwin Oostindie of W2 with his Daughter reading a photo book made by school children

Irwin and daughter


Below is a photo of Terry Hunter of Heart of the City Festival

Terry Hunter reading a book of photos at Chapel Arts


Below is a photo of a young artist drawing with chalk while Savannah Walling of Heart of the City Festival looks on.

Savanah Walling watching young artist create


Below is a photo of Savannah Walling, Anne Marie Slater, Irwin Oostindie and daughter looking at the Powerful Projection of Photos taken by students of Strathcona Elementary from the Garage across Dunlevy Street to the side of Chapel Arts!

Savanah, Anne Marie, Irwin and daughter

Outdoor Projection onto Chapel Arts from garage


Thanks to the following who made the Princess Avenue Interpretive Walk very possible! 🙂

With Thanks


Below is Anne Marie Slater with Nathan Wiens of Chapel Arts at the end of a successful evening !

Anne Marie Slater and Nathan Wiens at Chapel Arts