Work of the Week celebrates World Photography Day

Date: Aug 18, 2023

Bow Lake

Colin Smith's Bow Lake is this week's Work of the Week. Smith turns his 1976 Boler trailer into a homemade camera obscura. Smith builds on location camera obscuras and creates projections that produce highly saturated, breathtaking imagery.

This work was acquired as part of the AFA’s Art Acquisition by Application program.

About World Photography Day

World Photography Day is the global celebration of all types of photography. Each year features an optional theme to focus on. The World Photography Day 2023 theme is Landscapes.

World Photo Day is founded by Korske Ara to commemorate the patent of the daguerreotype process and to inspire others to take meaningful photos.

About the artist

Quietly embedded in Alberta’s film community for over 20 years. As a Film technician and stills photographer Colin has worked on numerous projects for local and international productions.

Congruently working as a self taught photographer. Recognized with awards for travel and fine art photography, including multiple project grants from Alberta Foundation for the Arts.

Colin has proudly exhibited his photography in several galleries including: