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March 27, 2014

Stay+Wander Mobile Photography Reception


Last Saturday was a fun-filled night of food trucks, drinks and a great crowd of 300 people celebrating the mobile photography exhibit-within-the-exhibition, curated by Stay+Wander and part of the larger exhibition.


Photographers from Vancouver and worldwide interpreted and submitted architectural and urban works around the “life as a total work of art” theme, and some of the talent flew in from Hong Kong and Toronto specifically for the event. Excitement around Vancouver House was palpable in the room, as everyone Instagram-ed and tweeted the exhibition throughout the night.

The mobile photography exhibit will be permanently installed in the coming weeks and will remain up until mid-May.


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