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Last week we turned the From Here & Away shop at The Forks into a music venue. Why? Because we believe all art forms should be shared and celebrated, and we thought it would be nice. Here are the photos from the event.
Ally immigrated to Canada 8 months ago. These photographs were taken in the 3 years leading up to that move. In his words, "This body of work is dedicated to those who have been forced to call an unfamiliar place home, be it spatial or emotional."
From Here & Away and Twin River Travel are excited to announce a creative based canoe trip and photography excursion.
This three day Canoe trip will embody all that FH&A represents; encouraging people to express themselves creatively in reflection to the natural world.
We are excited to announce we have signed a short term lease on a beautiful space at The Forks.
This space will encourage self expression, conversation, creativity, and the general well being of the human spirit.
We are excited to announce a call for submissions for the new (mini) FH&A gallery at Thom Bargen Downtown......
This season’s theme is “water.” Coffee is technically around 99% water. Thom Bargen is a coffee shop. We thought it would be an appropriate first theme. Please get creative and bend the rules of this theme.
To us, “why” is more important than “what.” This is a short look at the community we've built and the adventures we've been on in 2016.
Winnipeg-based photography collective and clothing company, From Here & Away, is set to release their inaugural, made in Canada collection, on November 27th, 2016.
Introducing the Whiteshell Toque: Merino Wool. Made in USA. Finished in Winnipeg, Canada. 5 colourways available.
This will be releasing mid November as part of our inaugural clothing collection featuring the Analog Wolf.
Full details/lookbook soon. Keep your eyes open.
From Here & Away is pleased to announce our Made in Canada collection.
This is very much a winter collection, from our signature “campfire” hooded sweatshirts, to merino wool toques, this collection is built to keep you warm and comfortable during the coldest months.
The Analog Wolf is also featured prominently in this collection.
"This raw, windswept landscape was a joy to explore. I attempted to capture the incredible amount of texture and the almost mystical quality of light found there."
From visiting the Bison herd before dawn, to sunset on a secluded lake, to sneaking into an abandoned barn, to hiking to Bald Hill (best view in Manitoba) to seeing a moose, a herd of elk, and a super cute beaver swimming around, to waking up at 4:15 to catch the milky way, we had a busy couple of days in the park.
Here are the finalists to our "Manitoba Memories" #ClearLakeContest. Thank you for nearly 300 submissions. Please click to see and read the top 12 submissions. Maybe yours made the cut!
The Manitoba Association for Rights and Liberties (MARL) is partnering with From Here & Away and the Canadian Muslim Women's Institute on a photo voice project that uses photography to build community and understanding between newcomers to Winnipeg, and the greater community.
From Here & Away is partnering with Clear Lake Country to offer the opportunity to win a 2-day, photography trip to Riding Mountain National Park where you will explore the park alongside professional photographers Joseph Visser and Austin Mackay and enjoy free accommodations at Lakehouse and Elkorn Resorts.
From Here & Away has been very busy this summer. Particularly in the way of our programming. We really want to encourage newcomers or people just getting into photography to come and experience what these workshops are like.
25 per cent of our net profit as a company is allocated to providing everyone, regardless of income or social status, with the same opportunities to develop and nurture creativity as a tool for personal growth and greater change in the community.
This is the core of From Here & Away, and that is why we are so excited for this announcement today.
The Forks and From Here & Away are partnering together for a photography workshop that is FREE and open to all*. Encompassing the past and present of The Forks, together we’ll explore the theme of "Meeting Place." The two-hour photo walk will include technical instruction on how to use our cameras better (at workshops, everyone teaches everyone), as well as explore the sites history.
The workshop is free, but donations towards the FH&A Fund are accepted. No previous skill or knowledge of photography is required. Feel free to use your phone, film or digital cameras. You are encouraged to bring friends and an attitude open to learning.
"When I first arrived in Colorado, I expected to find the peaks of the Rocky Mountains looming on the horizon, yet all I saw were slow rolling hills, covered in the expansive plains. As we approached Denver, I became increasingly concerned. Where were the mountains?"
From Here & Away Field Trips is an FREE summer photography workshop series, hosted by founder Joseph Visser. This is open to all skill levels and shooting styles. At our workshops everyone is a leader and everyone has something to learn. All are welcome!
Bison are the icon of the prairies. We will get up close and personal with the herd at FortWhyte. We will all get a chance to get the rare opportunity to photograph and learn in depth about these amazing animals.
This workshop, like all our programming, is open and accessible to anyone, super friendly, community based, and focused on encouraging people to tap into their creative impulses and experience something fun and interesting.
I've kept coming back to the same question, "how would we build the FH&A community without the internet?"
Words and Photographs By Dean Hilario.
The jungle is not built for a perfect photo. You can not capture its entirety in a single photograph. It is the detail that makes up the whole. It is not clean lines and perfect symmetry. The jungle is a mess of life and danger and beauty and reward.
Our goal was to make the daunting task of learning the ins and outs of analog photography approachable and fun. Our friends at PrairieView put togehter and excellent blog post recapping the expirience.
On February 28, 2013, I was sitting in the field station at Monkey Bay Wildlife in Sanctuary in Belize, Central America when I wrote this idea in my journal which would become my passion project and then my dream job. Now I'm going back. Here's why.
Around here we like to start the year by hating our city.
I always thought it a shame, growing up, how widespread and acceptable it was to hate Winnipeg. No matter how positive your "new year new me" resolutions were you could still resent the place you lived.
it has now been about 2 and a half weeks, and the image of what my trip would be has already been shattered. To fully experience Asia, you need all your senses. The smells of dust, street food, and sewage. The sounds of honking horns and interesting languages. The feeling of humid air and cramped busses. The sights of gold-gilded pagodas and turquoise oceans. When I was planning my trip, I could hardly experience one of these senses. What I thought my trip would be was only one side of a six-sided cube.
From Here & Away is once again collaborating with FortWhyte Alive to offer a special workshop by moonlight. We will snowshoe by headlamp as we track some animal trails through the main twists and turns of FortWhyte, We will end the night with a roaring bonfire in the bush.
One of the things we always encourage is to make travel a priority. Winnipeg photographer, Adam Collier shows us with his story that you don't need a ton of time to see a ton of amazing things.
This mini features are meant to encourage a deeper appreciation for the thought and effort that is put in to image making. Rather than just scrolling by someone's work on Instagram our website is a place to explore important work from people all over the world.
2015 was an amazing first year, thanks to everyone who is reading this. For 2016, our plans are more ambitious and exciting, and our direction is clear. Above all else we value transparency, honesty and community involvement. That is the purpose of this post and we hope you enjoy reading.