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Banff Mountain
Film and Book Festival

Mountain Art and Photography Exhibitions

Discover our mountain art and photography exhibits with a walk through The Banff Centre campus or join the Mountain Artwalk on Saturday, November 1 or Saturday, November 8 at 4 p.m. Meeting Location: Eric Harvie Theatre Patio.

All Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival exhibitions are FREE


Ian McAllister (CAN)
The Banff Centre, Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Building
November 1 – 9, 2014

Conservationist and photographer Ian McAllister is the man who first brought the world’s attention to the plight of the remote temperate rainforests of British Columbia’s central coast. He’s been living in the Great Bear Rainforest for 25 years, researching, exploring, photographing and campaigning for one of the most endangered landscapes on the planet. Ian has authored or co-authored several books about the area and, as director and founder of Pacific Wild, is one of Canada’s foremost activists. The recently-approved Northern Gateway Pipeline threatens the Great Bear Rainforest in ways never before imagined. Now, more than ever, his images and stories need to be heard.


Jimmy Chin (USA)
The Banff Centre, Laszlo Funtek Building Outside, Theatre Complex
November 1 – January, 2015

Jimmy Chin is perhaps the most celebrated adventure photographer in the world. He's the guy you want carrying a camera while skiing down Everest or clinging off the face of El Cap. In 2013, he journeyed to the Middle East with a group of elite rock climbers – Hazel Findlay, Alex Honnold, Mark Synnott and Renan Ozturk – and spent three weeks on a sailboat exploring the "fascinating and mysterious" crags along Oman’s northern coast. It’s a remote, little-known section of the Persian Gulf where jagged limestone peaks and knife-edge cliffs drop into deep turquoise waters. This resulted in images of unusual rock, bold climbing, a dazzling landscape and colourful culture –the kind of authentic adventure that is at the heart of all of Jimmy’s work.

Expedition supported by The North Face and National Geographic.


Jeremy Collins (USA)
The Banff Centre, Max Bell Building Husky Energy Foyer
November 1 – 9, 2014

Jeremy Collins has created his own distinctive niche in the world of mountain culture. His illustrations and sketches focus on contemplative moments in the mountains, capturing the complexities of landscapes and the essence of adventure in cartography and drawings. His work has been featured in more than 150 climbing magazines, books, on corporate promotions and films, and even on Festival t-shirts! Jeremy’s unique maps have appeared on the cover of National Geographic Magazine. Besides being an elite rock climber, he’s also a committed activist and volunteer. Jeremy has opened his sketchbook for the Festival – it’s a unique atlas of mountain adventures.


Carsten Peter (GER)
The Banff Centre, Various Outdoor Venues
November 1 – January 2015

Southern China is the home of Earth’s most incredible system of karsts – unique landscapes characterized by labyrinths of sinkholes and sunken chambers, rivers that disappear into soluble limestone, and stone towers punching through a lush landscape of forests and mountains. This is the world’s greatest concentration of caves. Acclaimed German photographer Carsten Peter joined a National Geographic and North Face Expedition of scientists, cavers and rock climbers including Emily Harrington, Matt Segal, and Cedar Wright to explore these caves and their eroded landscapes, some of the last undocumented places in the world. His photographs document the discoveries and adventures in and around China’s ‘supercaves’ in a striking and surprising visual tour.


The Banff Centre, Professional Development Centre

View past Banff Mountain Photography Competition Grand Prize Winners. Located in the Professional Development Centre Lobby.

2014 Banff Mountain Photo Essay Competition
Grand Prize Winner
Chris Burkard: Arctic Surfing

Wild Flour Bakery and Café – Downtown
211 Bear Street
November 1 – 9, 2014

Chris Burkard is the 2014 Banff Mountain Photo Essay Competition Grand Prize Winner.

"From mountains to the sea the Arctic provides a truly unique experience for surfing. Icy roads lead the way to your surf hut and snow-capped peaks are a stunning background to a surf session. Nightly activities include defrosting in a Norwegian hot tub or staring in amazement at nature's light show, Aurora Borealis."

Jury Comments: Chris Burkard's Arctic surfing essay tackles a sport that is commonly spectacular, but takes it into a location that is also surprising and otherworldly. Each image captures a masterfully executed moment, is visually and conceptually distinct from the others, and fits together with just four others to tell a well-rounded and compelling adventure story. Not a word is needed and although we do see just enough, we are left begging for more.


Pat and Baiba Morrow (CAN)
Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies – Downtown
October 24, 2014 to January 25, 2015

Pat and Baiba's love for indigenous cultures and the mountain world propels them on explorations in the physical, cultural and spiritual realm. Over the past 35 years, Pat and Baiba Morrow have spent an accumulated time of over 1000 days trekking and climbing in the Himalaya from Pakistan to Bhutan, India to Tibet. The Morrows are mountain people; they enjoy climbing, exploring, sleeping beneath majestic ramparts under a blanket of stars and learning from the ancient tribes that have carved out a life in their harsh shadows. This exhibition features the alluring spirit of the people of the Himalaya.
111 Bear Street


Dan Hudson (CAN)
Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies – Downtown
October 24, 2014 to January 25, 2015

Hudson’s work is best understood as a form of visual anthropology that blurs the boundaries between research, documentation, voyeurism, personal journaling, and art. He creates process intensive projects that investigate concepts of "time" and the nature of existence within the socio-political context of everyday life. The resulting research is distilled into various forms including, video, painting, photography and sculpture.
111 Bear Street


Banff Public Library - Downtown
November 1 - 9

A native of southern Alberta, Tom Willock has been photographing the landscape of his home for over 50 years. Tom’s photographs are as constructed as the traditional (non-digital) medium will allow. Each begins as an interaction with the landscape, sometimes scattered over many months or years. It proceeds to the development of an image; the composition, the timing and technique, the darkroom process, all translate the perspective, the idea. The best expression, the best story, is the perfect marriage of idea and craft.

Opening Reception:
Saturday, November 1 from 7 - 9 p.m.
Banff Public Library
101 Bear Street


Willock & Sax Gallery – Downtown
November 1 – 30

Historical and contemporary views of the Canadian Rockies by a number of artists including; Georgina Perkins-Hunt, Jean Geddes, Dwayne Harty, Gerald Faulder and Margaret Shelton. Opening reception: Saturday November 1, 3 – 5 p.m.
210 Bear Street.


Willock & Sax Gallery – Downtown
November 1-30

Celebrating our fifth annual group exhibition of ceramics and featuring the work of Robin Dupont from his newly constructed Anagama Kiln.
210 Bear Street


Frances Klatzel
Gingko and Ink Atelier - Downtown
Until November 30

Frances Klatzel has lived in Kathmandu, Nepal for three decades and has had the privilege of working and living with the Sherpa people. Her photographs tell an intimate story of the lives of the Sherpa people of Nepal.

Opening Reception:
Sunday, November 2 from 5 – 9 p.m.
Gingko and Ink Atelier – Downtown
111 Banff Avenue

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