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Clyde Wright of AHA MEDIA shows his photos with BC Lieutenant Governor Steven L. Point

July 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Clyde with BC Lt Gov

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In this video, Clyde Wright of AHA MEDIA shows his photos with BC Lieutenant Governor Steven L. Point, who Clyde says is from the same Gitxsan First Nation as himself at Pivot’s  Hope In Shadows Book event.

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.

PIVOT’s Hope In Shadows Top 40 photographs! Come Out to Vote!

July 9, 2009 Leave a comment
This Sunday the new Hope in Shadows photographs will be at Grandview Park on Commercial Drive and at the Pivot Potluck at Trout Lake. If you’d like to see the top 40 and help select the photos that will be in the 2010 calendar, please come and see us!
AHA MEDIA is proud to say that one of our photos made it to the Top 40. A photo of April Smith sitting on a chair in No 3, please vote for us to rank higher in the Top 40.
April Smith sitting Photo No 3
Hendrik seeing Pivot photos
The Hope in Shadows community vote began this week in the Downtown Eastside where we set up a tent and mobile display daily. The local vote, which runs until Friday, determines the winners of the contest, to be announced in October when the calendar is unveiled.
Pivot photos
It’s great to see how much the local people passing by on the street enjoy checking out the top 40 photographs. Over the last few rainy days, as people have crowded our little tent on the sidewalk, I realize how much the simple display (8″ x 12″ enlargements stuck to cardboard panels) has added to the Hope in Shadows project. The Downtown Eastside is a very creative part of Vancouver, full of artists and galleries. However, I’m proud of helping to make these photographs so available to everyone – you couldn’t get a more public place in the Downtown Eastside than the sidewalk on the corner of Main and Hastings!
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Voting in other areas of the city such as Commercial Drive, Robson Street and the Folk Festival will also help us choose the calendar images. If you’d like to see the mobile display please come and visit us at the following places:
Grandview Park, Commercial Drive: Sunday July 12, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Pivot Potluck at Trout Lake: Sunday July 12, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Outside the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson St: Thursday July 16, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Vancouver Folk Festival, July 17-19: all day during the festival!
Kind regards,
P.S. Thanks to everyone who kindly completed the Hope in Shadows survey. The online survey is still open, so if you have a few minutes, please let us know what you think.

Paul Ryan
Director, Hope in Shadows

AHA MEDIA ‘s photo is a finalist in Pivot’s Hope in Shadow Top 40 Finalists Votes for Best Photos at Carnegie Centre from July 6 to 10, 2009!!

July 7, 2009 Leave a comment

,Hope in Shadows Top 40 photos vote

Last month, AHA MEDIA participated in Pivot’s Hope in SHadow 3 day photography contest in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES) where the theme was ” Heart of the Community”

We are very proud to say that AHA MEDIA’s Peter Davies’s photo of April Smith is Photo No. 3 – Please Come down and vote for Photo No 3 for AHA MEDIA to be in 2010’s Hope In Shadows Calendar!! 🙂

Peter with his photo of April that made it into Top 40

Please Come down to Carnegie Centre  and vote for Photo No 3 for AHA MEDIA to be in 2010’s Hope In Shadows Calendar!! 🙂

April sitting No 3
When?   From July 6 to 10, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where?  On the street outside Carnegeie Community Centre (Main and Hastings in Vancouver)
What?  Comunity members can vote for their favorite photos. This vote decides the ranking of contest winners

Peter and Paul

Vote for Top 40 with Pink Ballot

Vote for Top 40

In this video, April Smith of AHA MEDIA films Hope in Shadows’ Display of the Top 40 Finalists with a mentor of AHA MEDIA – Jon Ornoy of Animal Mother Films standing with Paul Ryan of Pivot’s Hope In Shadows Project

Jon Ornoy filming April Smith

Jon Ornoy and Paul Ryan

AHA MEDIA to participate in Pivot’s Hope In Shadows 3-Day Photography Contest in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

June 6, 2009 2 comments

PIVOT’s Hope In Shadows 3-Day Photography Contest

Vancouver Downtown Eastside Photography Contest

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First Prize (1 winner): $500 cash
Second Prize ( 5 winners): $100 cash each
Third Prize (10 winners: $50 cash each
Honourable Mention (24 winners): $25 cash each

Every contestant will get $5 cash when they turn in their camera

Winning photos will be exhibited and may be used in the 2010 Hope In Shadows calendar

Free Cameras and training provided

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This year’s theme  Heart of our Community

Cost to enter: Free! First Come, First Served

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Pick up cameras: 10:30am, Saturday June 6
Interurban Gallery (1 East Hastings)

Contest ends 5pm, Tuesday June 9

Space is limited to 200 contestants

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Each contestant will be given a disposable camera at the beginning of the contest
All pictures must be taken with an official contest camera.

You enter your photos by turning your camera in, – we take care of developing and printing!

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To see 200 photos, please see our Flickr: