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We are always busy, constantly redefining ourselves as we learn from our community and various projects. Read artist features, photo essays, and find out what we are currently working on Below.
HomeFree is a collection of photographs and interviews that are meant to be a friendly invitation for us to re-imagine how we think about Manitoba, and to see all the wild and beautiful secrets contained in this province. Official Launch Novemeber 9.
FH&A team members Ally Gonzalo and Joseph Visser had the pleasure of attending the third annual interstellar rodeo, just a stones throw away from our shop at The Forks. Our focus was on capturing the vibe of the festival from a community based, attendee perspective, rather than just a taking bunch of concert photos.
Mielen Remmert is a Winnipeg based artist with a knack for illustration. Her new photobook Eunoia is simple, elegant and the photos are stunning. We wanted to hear about her book so we did a little interview with her. The book is a collection of photos from her time trekking in Iceland and we are releasing it at the From Here & Away shop at The Forks on August 16th.
The cool thing about photography is that it doesn't require pre-existing skill or perfection to promote personal and creative growth. We love putting cameras into the hands of kids, bringing them into both new and familiar environments and letting their voices come through the images that they make.
Official Lookbook for FH&A : Collection 002. "Rain or Shine"
Made for everyone in Canada, Poland, and Los Angeles.
Swimming upstream since 2016.
Pure nature. No distractions. Imagine having the time and support to tap into your creative impulses with all the logistics of canoe camping in Manitoba taken care of.
Come explore with From Here & Away / Twin River Travel.
Join From Here & Away for an exclusive opportunity to go beyond the gates, deep into the bison prairie for your first up-close encounter with a herd of grunting, munching bison. Bring your camera and sense of adventure for this one-of-a-kind photography experience.
On a recent trip to Chicago, Kiandra Jeffery created these beautiful and haunting images of a familiar tourist attraction. We love her unique perspective on this place and hope it inspires each of us to create with honesty with intention.
Wolseley is one of Winnipeg’s most charming and beautiful neighbourhoods. From Here & Away invites you to explore it with your camera in a welcoming, relaxed, and educational environment.
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?"