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Rich Glass wins photography award


On top of the two Artistic Excellence awards mentioned above, WAC has also just announced that the recipient of the Photographers Workshop Bursary is Whistler resident, Rich Glass.

The award is worth $1,000 towards photography workshop tuition fees and was provided through a legacy fund from the Whistler Photographic Society. The purpose of the award is to increase the knowledge and expertise of a photographer living in the Sea to Sky corridor by offering financial assistance to allow them to participate in a multi-day workshop of the winner's choice. The bursary winner will then play a role in further development of photographers in the Sea to Sky corridor by sharing the knowledge gained from the workshop in a community-based seminar or exhibition, fireside discussion or workshop.

Glass, a Whistler-based professional photographer, was selected by a jury of professional photographers out of a pool of talented Sea to Sky residents. He has chosen to attend the Rich Clarkson Sports Photography Workshop in Colorado Springs, Colorado, one of the most popular workshops in America.

"I will take this opportunity to learn more about editing for publication and to study the larger world of photography," Glass said in a release. "I am confident that taking this workshop will push my creativity to a new level."

"I'm thrilled that one of our local photographers has the chance to learn from a renowned master of photography in Colorado," Leanna Rathkelly, past-chair of the Whistler Photographic Society, said. "There are fabulous photo workshops offered around the world, but it takes time and money to get there. For Rich Glass to be able to take this workshop and share what he has learned with his peers and fans will also benefit the photography community in Whistler."


Reel Alternatives: Fathers & Sons


While the 10th annual Whistler Film Festival came to a close in December, there are still more independent films to come, courtesy of the Whistler Film Festival Society. The WFFS is presenting three more films as part of their annual Reel Alternatives screening series. The first film is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. at Village 8.

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