On the main floor they had a photography exhibit called "Clocks for Seeing: Photography, Time and Motion" which I quite enjoyed. There was a set of in camera made 8x10 water landscapes on Ilfordchrome, a beautiful carbon print from 1868, a 360 degree pinhole camera cemetery shot and 3 Cartier-Bresson photographs that were very nice. I especially loved the Ilfordchrome in camera shots (8x10 camera). I have some frozen Ilfordchrome paper some ancient chemistry (still good?) and 3 8x10 cameras, so I could try that technique later this year if I wanted to. I have so much on the go right now, not sure it is possible, but who knows I might try it.
Upstairs in on the 3rd floor was a wonderful movie on the Inuit people of North Canada that was fascinating. They had it set up with multiple monitors and headphones. Found it very interesting. I guess the films are part of a 13 part series shot in 1995-95. I will try to find them online or at my local library, want to watch the series from beginning to end.
I bitched and shit on the Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA) big time a while back. I have to give them credit this time round. I really enjoyed my visit to the gallery this afternoon it was the highlight of a long busy day. They were installing a show with portraiture theme on the 2nd floor that I was told by one of the AGA staff will also include many photographs. I will go back in 2 weeks and check that out as well
Thanks AGA for doing a good job, keep it up please!