Bethany Kane is the Coordinator and PR of Exposure Photography Festival in Calgary Alberta Canada. 

Exposure is an annual festival that celebrates photography, hosting thoughtfully curated exhibitions that showcase internationally renowned practitioners alongside emerging and established talent from Alberta. Through its programme of exhibitions, portfolio reviews, artist talks, discussions and events, Exposure 2020 explores what photography is, what it can be, its current place in contemporary art, and the future of the medium. Exposure 2020 will organize and curate three festival feature exhibitions; International Open Call, Emerging Photographers Showcase and 2019 Emerging Photographer of the Year, Boon Ong’s, Our Closets. Exposure’s outdoor exhibition, The Fence (and our own Western Canadian Edition), also makes its annual appearance in Calgary. Exposure provides an exciting, innovative meeting place for practitioners to connect and communicate with curators and industry professionals from around the world.

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Bethany Kane was the Programme Coordinator of FORMAT International Photography Festival


FORMAT is the UK’s leading international contemporary festival of photography and related media. It organises a year round programme of international commissions, open calls, residencies, conferences and collaborations in the UK and Internationally and welcomes over 100,000 visitors from all over the world to its biennale. 


For the 2019 Festival, Kane project managed the Photobook Market and curated a number of exhibitions such as pictured: John Angerson 'On This Day' at Tramshed, Eleonora Agostini 'A Blurry Aftertaste' at Deda, and Graeme Oxby 'Forever Elvis' at Bear. 


See virtual tours of the FORMAT19 exhibitions HERE


Lost Generation IV
BLAST! Festival 2019 


'Moderately Confused' explores contemporary youth culture and the political animosity amongst the younger generation in West Bromwich. Bethany Kane is interested in developing work with those who fit within the demographic known as ‘Generation Z’. For this edition of Lost Generation, Beth has collaborated with three students from Sandwell College (Miles, Tyler and Zac) encouraging them to use photography to explore their feelings towards current society and politics: from the uncertainty of Brexit to the dominance of social media; the ever-increasing cost of living and the rise in university fees; to the fear of the effect of developing technologies on today’s job market.

Lost Generation IV provokes discussion and debate on what the future may hold for young men in West Bromwich, Britain and beyond.

This exhibition and publication was commissioned by Multistory / BLAST! Festival. 

Lost Generation III

Bene Culture Birmingham

June 2018


Lost Generation III explores contemporary youth culture through the works of over twenty independent photographers from an international audience who document their own life experiences. Amongst the widely celebrated exhibiting artists include Slaves guitarist Laurie Vincent and British Journal of Photography’s 2016 One to Watch Claudio Majorana

From Serbia’s open landscapes, the streets of Wisconsin USA, the squats of Paris and the backstreets of London, the exhibition offers an insight into a largely misunderstood generation. Lost Generation III explores how alternative lifestyles, friendships and community are used to distract oneself from political animosity and wider society.

Lost Generation II 

ArtHouse Derby

November 2017


Lost Generation photographically explores contemporary youth culture and the political animosity amongst British millennials, through the eyes of twenty photographers. 

Bethany Kane is founder, project manager and curator of Lost Generation.

For more information please see Instagram: @lostgenerationbrum 

Lost Generation 
Tilt Birmingham
August 2017 

Lost Generation photographically explores contemporary youth culture and the political animosity amongst British millennials, through the eyes of seven photographers.  

Bethany Kane is founder, project manager and curator of Lost Generation.

For more information please see Instagram: @lostgenerationbrum 

All Because of You 
mac Birmingham 
July 2017

All Because of You documents young participants within the Northern Soul scene through photographs (Bethany Kane) and words (Sarah Raine). 

Bethany Kane is project manager and curator of All Because of You. 

All Because of You 

Parkside Gallery, Birmingham

January 2017


All Because of You documents young participants within the Northern Soul scene through photographs (Bethany Kane) and words (Sarah Raine). 


Bethany Kane is co-curator of All Because of You.

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