Comox Valley photographer Boomer Jerritt is coming to North Island College’s Artist Talk Series on Oct. 24 to discuss life behind the lens. Photo supplied

Boomer Jerritt next North Island College Artist Talk speaker

Acclaimed Comox Valley photographer, artist and world traveller Boomer Jerritt is coming to North Island College’s Artist Talk Series on Oct. 24 to discuss life behind the lens.

Jerritt is third speaker of the fall 2019 lectures, which feature distinguished local and international artists who share their insights and practices with NIC students, local artists and community members.

Series co-ordinator and NIC Fine Arts and Design department chair Sara Vipond said Jerritt’s extensive background in photography makes his upcoming appearance a not-to-be-missed occasion.

“A picture is worth a thousand words, so this should prove to be a very memorable evening,” Vipond said. “We’re very honoured to have Boomer join us and we look forward to hearing about his approach to capturing the world though his lens.”

Jerritt has been involved in the photographic industry since his graduation from the Western Pacific Academy of Photography in 1990.

His work is found in various tourism initiatives and publications throughout B.C. and across North America. In addition to completing three regional photography books, he is also a contributor to All Canada Photos, AGE Fotostock, Getty, Corbis and a host of other stock agencies.

Jerritt’s work takes him abroad as a photographer-in-residence for One Ocean Expeditions in the summer and fall months. A recent compilation of work, Antarctica-In Depth, includes video and photographic stills from four years’ travel in Earth’s southernmost continent, highlighting the region’s stark landscape, colossal icebergs and polar wildlife, including penguins, whales and seals.

Jerritt is owner of the Courtenay-based studio Strathcona Photography and leads photo tours on Vancouver Island and B.C.’s West Coast. Also an accomplished visual artist, he also produces original pencil drawings for a variety of clients.

Jerritt will speak from 6-7 p.m. at the Stan Hagen Theatre, located on NIC’s Comox Valley campus. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

The 2019 Artist Talk Series is possible thanks to community gifts and corporate sponsorship. If you are interested in supporting future Artist Talk events, please call 250-334-5074 or visit https://bit.ly/2BhNczj

The fall series will conclude with an appearance by Samantha Dickie on Nov. 21. Visit www.nic.bc.ca/fine-art for more information.

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