Bethany Kane has been working in the arts for over 8 years as a Project Manager, Festival Coordinator, Curator and Photographer while collaborating with over 400 photographers, artists, and creatives. 

Now based in Mohkinstsís/Calgary, Bethany is the Festival Manager of Alberta's Exposure Photography Festival, where she has managed the past 4 festivals and developed its artistic programming, marketing strategies, funding and more. Bethany also produces Exposure Studio - a free online educational programme for emerging photographers and visual artists based in in the city. Exposure Studio speakers have included Alec Soth, Andrew Jackson, Brett Lewis, Etinosa Yvonne, Mark Sealy, Mary Virgina Swanson, Tailyr Irvine, Doctor Yang Wang Preston and more. 

Recently Bethany curated 'People & Place' as part of Chinook Blast Festival. The exhibition presented the work of five visual artists based in Treaty 6 and 7 territories, also known as Southern Alberta. The work and perspectives of this dynamic group of exhibiting artists provide us with both celebratory and critical visual insights regarding the complex, intertwined relationships between People & Place within these traditional territories.

Alongside her work for Exposure, Bethany currently volunteers her time to the Working Class Creatives Database offering support to emerging photographers. Bethany also leads zine-making workshops and lectures on the history of the zine and is a juror of many arts competitions and exhibitions.

Previous Experience

Bethany was previously the Coordinator of FORMAT International Photography Festival managing the UK's largest photography festival, and Founder of  Lost Generation Projects which provided a platform for working class photographers from the millennial generation connect and share their work through exhibition and publication. Bethany has also been a portfolio reviewer for organizations in UK and Italy and an invited juror for competitions hosted in UK and Canada. 

Bethany has self-published photo books including An Archive of My Father’s Youth: 80’s and 90’s Football Culture, whilst extensively researching and writing about contemporary photo-zine publishing - 'The Female Photo-Zine Publishers Shaking Up the DIY Scene'. 

As a photographer Bethany has exhibited internationally including in the UK Young Artists programme in Milan. Bethany has had solo exhibitions at the Midlands Art Centre; Parkside Gallery Birmingham and Coventry Centre of Contemporary Arts.

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Image: Exposure x Hamburger Eyes Exhibition & Reading Space, Contemporary Calgary, February 2022. Co-curated by Ray Poets, Hamburger Eyes and Beth Kane, Exposure.


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