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Downtown South community captures 2010 Winter Games images


Many of the images we have of the 2010 Winter Games were captured by professional photographers. People living in Vancouver’s lower income inner city communities, however, recorded a very different perspective of events in the city.

Inner city Downtown South residents were given digital cameras to record their view of the biggest event in this city’s history. The results will be shown at The Gathering Place Community Centre in a digital photography show called Random Perspectives: February 2010.

Where:  The Gathering Place
        609 Helmcken Street
        Vancouver, BC     
When:   Opening Reception – Thursday, June 24, 2010, 5 to 8 pm
        Show runs June 25 - 30, 2010
        Gallery Hours 1 - 6 pm

The Gathering Place provided six digital cameras and offered free digital photography workshops for community members before the start of the 2010 Winter Games. Project participants captured people, places and events, with some unique and surprising results.

The Gathering Place celebrates and serves the diverse community of Vancouver’s Downtown South. The centre provides programs in nutrition, health, education, information, recreation, arts, reading room and volunteer opportunities.

The Gathering Place Community Centre is funded by the City of Vancouver and BC Housing.

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