Photo Above: Douglas Kirkland photographs Marilyn Monroe

Vancouver Photo Workshops proudly presents this exclusive evening presentation, "An Evening with Douglas Kirkland" with iconic photographer Douglas Kirkland from Los Angeles.

This will be Douglas's first ever public presentation conducted in Vancouver, and VPW is proud to be bringing him up here!

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet and hear one of the world's highest acclaimed photographers, particularly known for his style shooting Portraiture and Hollywood Celebrities including Marilyn Monroe!

This event is part of Mr. Kirkland's stay in Vancouver, and in addition to his weekend Workshop to be held from January 19th + 20th, 2013.

Use this opportunity to meet and hear one of the great masters in photography. Mr Kirkland will be presenting a large slideshow of his famous imagery, along with a lecture centering around his unique inspiration, point of departure and career in photography.

Following his lecture, we will open the floor to any questions you might have. Expect for the event to run for approximately 1.5 to 2 hours, including the question period.

If you missed his exclusive weekend workshop, then don't delay to take advantedge of this one!

Tickets are limited, so please be sure to register early!

Please note that in an effort to save our environment, no paper tickets will be issued for this event. Please use our secure online registration system. We will have a list of all registered students on hand at the door.

More Event Details:

Tickets are only $39 each ($65 for two). For volume purchase of 10 or more tickets, please contact VPW for details. Our office can be reached @ 778.898.5256 or via email.

This event will be held:

Simon Fraser University - HARBOUR CENTRE (515 W Hastings Street)

Fletcher Challenge Theatre 1900

Easy access via Transit (skytrain and bus), several (pay) garages in the immediate area. The closest parking locations are: 515 West Hastings (after 6pm only) and the lot at 450 W. Cordova.

The exact address is:

SFU Harbour Centre: 515 W Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC

Doors: 6:30pm

Event begins: 7pm

About Douglas Kirkland:


Douglas Kirkland started his career at Look and Life Magazines in the 60’s and 70’s  “golden age” of photojournalism. He has worked on the set of over 100 motion pictures:  Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid, 2001 A Space Odyssey, Out of Africa, Titanic, Moulin Rouge and Australia. His iconic images of Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Jack Nicholson, Angelina Jolie and Antonio Banderas, among others are known all over the world. Some of his books include Light Years, Legends, Body Stories, An Evening With Marilyn, the best selling James Cameron’s Titanic, Freeze Frame: a decade by decade look behind the scenes from 50 years photographing the entertainment industry and Coco Chanel, Three Weeks. He has received numerous awards among which a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American S.O.C, a Lucie for Outstanding Achievement in Entertainment Photography in 2003, The Golden Eye of Russia in April 2006 and a Life Time Achievement Award from CAPIC in his native Toronto Canada in May 2006. In October 2007, Douglas received an Honorary Master of Fine Arts Degree from Brooks Institute for his deep commitment and dedication to his profession. Among his current book projects are a Black & White volume When We Were Young and a monograph on his career Douglas Kirkland – A Life in Pictures. “Michael Jackson - the Making of Thriller was published in October 2010.

His work has been exhibited worldwide and his exhibition Freeze Frame at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is now in their permanent collection. In September of 2008, Vanity Fair Italy organized a retrospective at the prestigious Museum of the Triennale in Milan and a major retrospective of his work opened on September 10 at the Museum of Modern Art Gallery in Brisbane, Australia.

When he is not traveling the globe on assignment with his wife and business partner Francoise, his home and studio is in the Hollywood Hills.



Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced/Professional - Everyone is welcome!


What to Bring

Equipment Needed:

No need to bring a camera. However, you may want to bring a pen and paper for taking notes.


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In order to provide the best learning environment possible VPW keeps class sizes small.

This is but one reason that we count on you to attend your chosen class, once you have registered for it.

If you must withdraw for any reason please be aware of our refund policy as follows:

For our Local Lectures, Seminars, and Workshops valued at or under $100, VPW is unable to provide a cash refund. Transfers are limited to one transfer to either the same event at a later date, or a different event of equal value. VPW requires 48 hours written notice in order to make such a transfer (email notice is acceptable). The event you are transferring to must occur within 6 months of the original event you registered for.

A $15 fee will be applied to all transfers.

Read complete refund and liability policy

Visit Douglas's website to see his Portfolio:

Class Dates Time Discount Offer: Location Tuition Registration
Evening Presentation January 18th, 2013 Doors: 6:30pm
Event begins: 7pm

Get a 2nd Ticket
for only $26!!

SFU Harbour Centre: 515 W Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC
$65 (for 2)
Click Here to Register
Weekend Workshop January 19th and 20th, 2013 10am - 5pm


VPW Studios 14West 7th Ave $1100 Click Here to Register