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Good Morning, Richmond: New exhibition celebrates local photographers

Proceeds from the charity exhibition will benefit the Richmond Poverty Reduction Coalition.
Two community members admiring some photos from Richmond News' "Good Morning, Richmond!" exhibit while it was being set up at Richmond Cultural Centre.

A tourist from New Zealand and a new Canadian resident were already admiring a Richmond News photo exhibit even before all the photos had been hung.

Starting May 31, photos of Richmond by talented local photographers will be on display at Richmond Cultural Centre's Upper Rotunda Gallery.

For the past four years, the News has been publishing works by local photographers in our daily Good Morning, Richmond! feature and weekly Monday gallery.

After profiling some of the regular contributors in 2022 and 2023, the News has decided to hold a photo exhibit to further highlight the talents of these photographers.

The "Good Morning, Richmond" photo exhibit, named after the daily feature, features 15 of the best GMR submissions over the years.

The photos were judged and selected by the Richmond Photo Club from a pool of 67 of the News' favourite photos.

On Friday morning, gallery staff were still hanging the photos up for the exhibit when passersby stopped to look at them.

Frances O’Rourke, who currently lives in China but is originally from New Zealand, was at the Upper Rotunda Gallery with Julin Chiang, who had just landed in Canada 72 hours prior as a new permanent resident.

The photo of a sunset at Fisherman’s Needle, by Johnny Choi, caught their eye as they had just been to visit the monument dedicated to fishermen lost at sea, located in Steveston.

“I think the photos are really high quality,” O’Rourke said. “I can see everyone is passionate about their art.”

The exhibition will be held from May 31 to June 28 at the Richmond Cultural Centre at 7700 Minoru Gate.

All photos are available for purchase for $150 apiece. All proceeds will benefit local charity Richmond Poverty Reduction Coalition.

Winning photographers

The exhibition will feature works by:

  • Angie Lau
  • Chee Yong
  • Geoff McDonell
  • Grant McMillan
  • Jack Ting
  • Jimmy Santoso
  • John Whitmore
  • Johnny Choi
  • Ngam Chua
  • Richard Topping
  • Steve Fairbairn

Learn more about GMR's regulars

The News interviewed five regular contributors in 2022; learn more about them here:

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