"Show Me Something I Don't Know" — An Art Exhibit Featuring Photos By Me!

by Lindsay Shapka in ,


When I saw that there was a call for submissions for travel photos at one of my local art galleries, I jumped at the chance to submit. I couldn't have been more excited a few weeks later when I found out that five of my photographs were chosen to be part of the exhibit! 

Show Me Something I Don’t Know was displayed at the U of A Museums Galleries at Enterprise Square for about three months in early 2016, and contained photographs from all over the world that documented "modern-day travel adventures." The idea was to give visitors to the gallery a chance to experience new places through the travellers lens and personal point of view. Over 100 photographers from all over the world had work displayed. 

These are the photos that I had in the exhibit, and the descriptions for each that were included in the catalogue. 

1. (Top of the post) The perspective of this photo takes me right back to the early morning ride I took on the back of a motorcycle in Marrekesh.

2. I stepped out of my hot tent in the middle of the Sahara Desert and the first thing that I saw was our camels basking in the early morning sun — it was the perfect reminder that I was in a totally different world and on an incredible adventure! 

3. The moment I saw this incredible temple reflected in its moat, it took my breath away. Up close, it is covered in hundreds of carved faces, now cracked and overgrown with moss. From a distance, it is something to discover, to be explored, and this photo always reminds me that there is a new adventure out there for me to have! 

4. Observing locals and catching them in a moment is the best way to sense the essence of a place.

5. I had travelled all day to get to Angkor Wat in order to see the sunset from the top of the temple. Out of breath from climbing, I turned a corner and captured this monk walking swiftly down the corridor. This image always reminds me of the way I felt in that moment — alive.