A new photographic exhibit

A new photographic exhibit

New art exhibit features photos of People

Abbotsford's Karition Gallery is hosting an exhibit of photos by local photographic artist Fiona Howarth.

A new exhibit showcasing a collection of photographic works by Abbotsford artist Fiona Howarth will take place at the Kariton Art Gallery.

The show, entitled People, is being put on by the Abbotsford Arts Council.

People features a series of images of people on the street, focusing on human moments when subjects are unaware of the camera.

“The initial shyness and concern with photographing unknown inhabitants is outweighed by the desire to try and experience the otherness,” said Howarth.

“Often this is romanticized by its differences from our norm, but I attempt to photograph it truthfully in its gritty and unbecoming nature.”

The exhibit captures images of people around the world, including Canada, Morocco, Turkey and Germany.

Howarth has been an avid photographer for more than 10 years and won numerous awards for her work. She had formal training in photography with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of the Fraser Valley.

The show will run from June 28 to July 23 at Kariton Art Gallery (2387 Ware St.). The gallery’s hours are Tuesday to Friday from noon to 5 p.m., and Saturday to Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Howarth will be present at an opening reception on June 30, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. For information, call 604-852-9358, email to abbotsfordartscouncil@gmail.com, or visit abbotsfordartscouncil.org.