Our TOP SIX recommendations for sources of CANADIAN photo-related content to keep your idea machine active - from the couch.
We love this crazy collection of arty Canadian film + video
Online + FREE / under $10.
VUCAVU helps the world see the work of Canadian filmmakers and video artists.
Browse through a vast catalogue of video content from animation, to comedy, to documentaries, to horror, to Indigenous stories, and so much more. Video lengths and rates vary (starting from FREE!), and content is available in English and French.
Get cozy, set up an account, and start browsing. This could be your new Netflix.
If you're into cool Canadian DOCUMENTARY content...
A few of our faves from the Knowledge Network
Online + FREE
The mountains are calling! This Mountain Life is a riveting portrait of human passion set high in the peaks of British Columbia.
Shut Up and Say Something follows acclaimed international spoken word artist Shane Koyczan as he mines the scars of his past for truth, acceptance, and the most important poem of his life.
Filmed over a full year at the HOpe Centre in North Vancouver, Living in HOpe follows patients and health care providers as they work together on a bold, radically human approach to mental health.
If you're into great CANADIAN content
NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA
Online, FREE + paid
The NFB is an award-winning online resource featuring thousands of bilingual videos – from documentaries to animated films, from new releases to back catalogue favourites.
We love their curated collections, and their Educational Playlists feature for teachers, and that content can be streamed or played offline. The NFB app can be downloaded from the App Store for iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV, or from Google Play.
Where do you have to be right now?
Deep dive + support PUBLISHERS from
We are especially LOVING these quality-coffee-table-worthy publications right now...
A Calgary-based non-profit community, that works to share and promote analog imagemaking processes'. Beautiful publications that truly honor analog artists.
Check them out HERE.
LEAH HENNEL's NEW BOOK!
From wonderful Waterloo Ontario... FOTO:RE View is a large-format quarterly journal that celebrates photographers and their work, in conjunction with complementary essays. Check out the latest HERE.
DANA CLAXTON's book by FIGURE 1 Publishing
Figure 1 promises, "Contemporary. Innovative. Beautiful. Books."
We can attest - they DELIVER. We're especially big fans of the first monograph to examine the full breadth and scope of artist Dana Claxton’s practice.
Check out what they have HERE.
Listen up! if you're into PODCASTS...
We LOVE THE CLICK.
Online + FREE
We LOVE this #MadeinVancouver podcast series featuring inspiring conversations on photography, hosted by Truth and Beauty Gallery Director - Peppa Martin
(one of our fave contributors!)
CLICK HERE to check out THE CLICK!
Take a break from the screen....
LOVE MAGAZINES AGAIN
Of course we recommend ourselves!
We share Canadian photography stories in a BRAND NEW LIGHT.
New ways to think about photography GUARANTEED.
Subscribers get 3 beautifully printed issues DELIVERED per year.
(Spring/Summer + Fall + Winter)
We also have a sweet catalog of BACK ISSUES - if there's a theme you're into but missed out on previously.
+ WE DELIVER TO YOUR CANADIAN DOORSTEP!
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Behind all of these suggestions are REAL CANADIAN HUMANS working super hard to bring you the best - a 'Like' or a 'follow' on social media is a sweet little boost of the ego in hard times.