Before Digital: Post-1970 Photography in Alberta

Curated by Mary-Beth Laviolette 

Before Digital: Post-1970 Photography in Alberta takes a selective look at the late  analogic period through the eyes, camera shutters and darkrooms of twenty-seven photographers working in the province. Featuring close to 80 works in (gelatin) silver print, C-print, Ektacolour, Cibachrome and other less common film products or  processes, this large survey also highlights the growth of fine art photography from the documentary to the more conceptual or photo-based art. Considered as well is the contribution made by certain post-secondary institutions, public art galleries and collections in the province.

Photo credit: Ernie Kroeger, Within Sight of the Great Divide, Summer 1986, 1990, cibachrome print.
Collection of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts

Featuring works by:


Jan 15 – March 16, 2019


Thursday January 17, 2019

Randall Adams
Shane Arsenault and Natalia Barberis
Dianne Bos
Douglas Clark
Diane Colwell
Don Corman
Douglas Curran
John Fukushima
Hugh Hohn
Dan Hudson
M.N. Hutchinson
Carol Johnston
Sima Khorrami

Ernie Kroeger
Don Mabie
Arthur Nishimura
Ingrid Plaudis
Garth Rankin
Craig Richards
Orest Semchishen
Colin Smith
Barbara Spohr
Ed Spiteri
Sandra Vida
George Webber
John Will

Presented in partnership with Contemporary Calgary and Illingworth Kerr Gallery (ACAD)



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