Burnaby through the eyes of immigrants and refugees

A group of beginner photographers who hail from more than 10 different countries have brought their artwork to Bob Prittie Metrotown, first floor, from January 3 to 12.

The exhibit is the result of a free photography class offered to newcomers and organized by Elena Lis and MaryBlanca Battenberg, who met while taking English classes. Battenberg, from Mexico, owned an art gallery and Lis, from the Ukraine, worked as a photographer before coming to Canada. Participants in the class were asked to take photographs that saw Burnaby through the eyes of newcomers to the City.

Read more about the exhibit in the Burnaby NOW, or listen to an interview on the CBC's The Early Edition (58 minute mark).  

Thank you to the Burnaby Intercultural Planning Table for their role in facilitating the exhibit and to the Burnaby Art Gallery for framing and hanging the photographs. 

Burnaby through the eyes of immigrants and refugees