Raw Talent: The 12×12 Vancouver Photo Marathon Exhibit in B&W!

Raw Talent at the Salt Building

Raw Talent 2012: The 4th Annual 12×12 Vancouver Photo Marathon Exhibit
Special Black & White Edition!
Saturday September 22nd, 2012
Doors at 6pm – late • FREE 

Sign up to attend:
On Facebook: Facebook.com/12x12yvr
On Eventbrite: RawTalent2012.Eventbrite.com

Now in its fourth cycle, 12×12 challenges photographers of all ages, experience, and walks of life to the ultimate test of skill, creativity and endurance: Capturing 12 exposures on 12 themes on a single roll of 12 exposure film over the course of 12 hours. Each theme is announced at the top of each consecutive hour, and their interpretations must be shot in the same sequence. A serious challenge even for the most seasoned professional.

And the kicker?

Once the rolls of film are developed, no one besides the organizers and judges gets to see the results until the Raw Talent exhibit. Every single photo is presented, every photographer gets equal billing, every stroke of genius and disastrous technical malfunction is bared to the world. For one day. The photos then live on Flickr under a Creative Commons licence, available for anyone to share. A photographic documentary of a day in Vancouver as seen by the people who shape the city.

The 12×12 Vancouver Photo Marathon is many things. It is a creative challenge, an avenue to meet like-minded people, a melting pot for ideas and collaboration. It connects. 12×12 is a community open to anyone with a love of art and photography.

Salt Building

Raw Talent 2012 at the Salt Building

The event is organized and financed by the Pink & Yellow NFP Society, a not-for-profit organization formed by Angela Chih and Morten Rand-Hendriksen to create and support community events in Vancouver.

Raw Talent: The 12×12 Vancouver Photo Marathon Exhibit will be hosted at the Salt Building in The Village on False Creek. To make this happen, and to make Raw Talent 2012 into a true celebration of 12×12 and photography in Vancouver, we need your help. Check out our Crowdfunding Project page and help us make it happen. Every dollar counts!

NB: If you are considering a $1000, $3000 or $5000 donation, please get in touch with us directly through our sponsorship inquiry form.

Above: A time-lapse video shot in the main hall at Raw Talent 2010

Raw Talent Exhibit