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In the Prairies, Film Photography Rises

Who says that film is dead? In Winnipeg, right smack in the middle of North America, film became alive once again and it intends to stay that way.

Last May 26th, film became alive and well (once again) in Winnipeg.

In 2008, I started shooting film again and was lucky to meet two great friends from my university photo club. Our friendship transcended beyond the darkroom and our office after the two of us graduated, and we still find the time to meet up during our free time to do some film and analogue lovin’.

Fast-forward to 2012, and upon finding more friends who also shoot film, I’ve decided to organize a small group to do a film photography photo walk.

There were people that we invited that unfortunately, weren’t able to attend; the weather ended up being unpleasant too but that didn’t deter us. Armed with our choice of film cameras and extra rolls and packs of film, we walked around Downtown Winnipeg and shot away.

Our walk ended up not following the route that we laid out; but, we were pleasantly welcomed by the staff of Prairieview School of Photography in Winnipeg who toured us around their school. There was a feast of photography goodness, and there wasn’t short of film love as we saw the school’s spacious darkroom and a number of film camera units that the students use.

Photo by gelagoo

It ended better than what we expected and it was really pleasant to know that there are people out there who share the same passion as we do. We’re looking forward to meet more people and shoot even more film. We cannot wait.

Our photos are available at Filmrisingwpg.

written by gelagoo

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  1. whynotwinnipeg

    whynotwinnipeg

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