The Mobile Darkroom / Alberta

Opening Reception : May 3rd, 5pm

Shane Arsenault and Natalia Barberis present selected works from their latest collaborative project – “The Mobile Darkroom / Alberta”.

Over the course of two years, this duo hand built an ultra large format 16×20 inch field camera, constructed a mobile darkroom (which allowed them to photograph and develop their prints on location); and photographed a unique collection of images capturing a quintessential view of present day Alberta.

Inspired by the hand crafted photographic process’ of 19th century photographers such as Roger Fenton and Mathew Brady – Shane and Natalia replaced the horse drawn darkroom wagon with the 21st century spin of a vehicle drawn darkroom trailer. This propelled them to explore and create images of Edmonton, Drumheller, Calgary, Banff, Crowsnest Pass, and everywhere in between. The result is hand made imagery that reflects the diverse modern landscape of Alberta, along with the encroaching presence of man made scenery.

The Dysfunction of Sameness

Kristine Zingeler, Derek Bisbing, Alvin Paringit

The Dysfunction of Sameness showcases three photographers’ challenges to the mainstream. Alvin Paringit’s street photography documents fleeting moments while infusing humour and a keen eye for the easily missed. Derek Bisbing’s subtle scenes of easily accessed natural environments ask the viewer to see more by seeing less. Kristine Zingeler mixes collage, photography, and painting to create visual imagery that examines the human experience.

Part of the Exposure Photography Festival 2018