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Port Moody photo club reveals its best images of the year

Nature and astronomy are common themes in this year’s Photomotion, a multimedia slideshow produced by a Port Moody photography group.

Nature and astronomy are common themes in this year’s Photomotion, a multimedia slideshow produced by a Port Moody photography group.

About 600 images by members of the Pacific Digital Photography Club were picked for the 18th annual presentation, which is typically screened at the Inlet Theatre at Port Moody City Hall but is currently online due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.

Photomotion coordinator Jack Pickell told the Tri-City News the 2021 show is dedicated to a late club member “who lived and breathed photography.”

Garry Johns died in March while out on a photo shoot at Lighthouse Park in West Vancouver.

“Not only did he enjoy taking photos and sharing them with others, he loved sharing his skills, experience and knowledge with anyone who was interested,” Pickell said.

“He loved nothing more than taking others with him to some of his favourite locations and helping them both with suggestions for improving their image composition and with the technical aspects that helped improve the quality of their work.” 

“He had a warm and inviting personality with a quirky sense of humour. He was well liked and respected within the local photographic community,” Pickell further explained.

Meanwhile, the club, which includes award-winning photographers from the Tri-Cities, Maple Ridge, Langley, Burnaby, New Westminster and Vancouver, will also feature an emerging snapper and UBC biology undergrad during Photomotion. 

The youth winner of the 2018 Audubon Photography Awards, 21-year-old Liron Gertsman, is a naturalist and a photographer whose work has been shown around the world including in the Natural History Museum in London and the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. 

Pickell said the club plans to return to the Inlet Theatre for Photomotion 2022.

Photomotion 2021 runs for free between Nov. 13 and Feb. 28; however, donations will be accepted. 

For more information, you can visit the Pacific Digital Photography Club's website.

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