Kitchener Event Values the Art of Photography

By: Mary Cranston

Whether its on your cellphone or tablet, almost everyone has access to a camera these days. 

The Tannery district in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada is bringing together aspiring and professional photographers for an event called "Flash." Situated in the downtown core, the Tannery is a reclaimed factory building used by various tech and artisan companies. 

"Everyone has the potential to take a really good photograph" says Anthony Reinhart, Organizer of the event. "We wanted to surface some of that great photography, that is not usually shared and put it up on the big screens at the Tannery. We also want to expose some professional photography."

Barbara Davidson will be the guest speaker. Davidson started shooting for Waterloo Region's local newspaper The Record back in the 1990's, and now works for the LA Times with two Pulitzer Prizes for her work.

"It's about the composition, it's about how it makes you feel when you look at it for that first micro-second, and it's about so much more than the technology" adds Reinhart. 

Pictures will be digitally displayed on all walls of the Tannery. The sold-out inaugural event happens this coming Friday, January 23rd. 

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