This Spring, Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver is holding the fifth in a series of photo contests designed to inspire and encourage youth. We are asking students to submit a photograph in response to our theme: Double Take.

Last season, with Foreign Object, you gave us a glimpse into someone else’s cultural experience. This season for Chester Fields we’d like you to think about archives. Why do we save things from our past and what can they tell us about how things change? For Double Take we’d like you to choose an image (it can be really old or not very) and let it inspire you to create a contemporary response. Your archival image may be chosen from the North Vancouver Museum and Archives Collection or from your own archive (old family photographs might be a good place to start!). Show us how the same place, person, object or building has changed over time!

Our jury will select a group of students to be part of an exhibition displaying a diverse selection of the contest‘s most creative work. The exhibition participants will receive equal prizing and have an opportunity to show their framed photographs in a public gallery setting. There are also opportunities to have these images displayed in prominent sites around the North Shore.