PHOTO SALON 2020 had to be cancelled at VIU because of COVID-19.  Consequently, we have created an on-line version.  You are invited to view the exhibit, sign the guest book, vote for your favorite image, and share the gallery with friends and on social media. 
For the joy of photography!

Geri Reamer, Chair PHOTO SALON 2020


Harbour City Photography Club is pleased to present Photo Salon 2020 The Virtual Gallery is ready for your viewing.Congratulations to all of you for having your image selected to be included in the first online Photo Salon on Vancouver Island. 
Please share the link with your friends and family. When you go to your image, there are sharing buttons to take you to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Email. Feel free to share your images using these icons.or simply share the link. (Copy the link address)
Photo Salon 2020   or
Encourage everyone to vote for the People’s Choice Award in each category. 

Please note, our club’s usual meetings are all cancelled until otherwise advised. 

As a means of getting together,we have started conducting our meetings  utilizing  Zoom. These meetings will be held on the first Tuesday of each month, at 7:00PM,  for this summer. If you are interested in joining our club, please email our membership director at, [email protected] for more information.

Membership fees: 

Accepted means of payment is cash, cheque or eTransfer. Single is $50.00, family is $65.00 and student is $10.00. All those who are not members, but wish to drop by, we are asking for a donation of $5.00.  

Presentation by Cole Thompson
Tuesday, July 7th, 2020
“ Zoom” Meeting : HCPC*In his own words, Cole Thompson is uniquely unqualified to speak on photography.

I’ve never taken a photography class or a workshop. I don’t have a degree in Art. I’ve never worked as a photographer. I don’t have gallery representation. I’m not a Canon Explorer of Light. I have only three lenses and none of them are primes.
Do I have any qualification?
Just one. My images. Nothing else matters.
Self Shadow, Da Vinci by Cole Thompson

In 75 minutes, Cole Thompson will make the case that black and white is the perfect medium for any subject…except for one. Cole will show work from his various portfolios including:
The Ghosts of Auschwitz-Birkenau
Ceiling Lamps
Moai, Sitting for Portrait
The Lone Man
Check out

Interspersed between the images Cole will share his photographic philosophies, such as:
Never listen to others
Photographic Celibacy
Coles Rule of Thirds
Equipment is overrated
Vision is the most important tool in my toolbox
And many others!

At the end of his presentation Cole will answer questions and give away a print of The Angel Gabriel.

*Cole was one of three presenters on a webinar, Black & White: Before and After, Sarah Marino, John Barclay and Cole Thompson. I just recently watched. I was very impressed with his work, his philosophy and his “story-teller” ways. I reread his newsletter and noticed, that he has a long list of engagements but noted that one was a “zoominar”. I felt compelled to email and ask if he would be interested in doing something for our club.

He responded within a couple of hours. He’d love to present to our group. Why? “because he used to live in Nanaimo back in 1973 and has a very soft spot in his heart for the Island and particularly, Nanaimo.”

I am personally, “over the moon”, that we have a photographer of this caliber willing and ready to share his craft with us……. Rooney.