V Tony Hauser, "Maasai Woman," photograph.
As part of Exposure 2014, www.exposurephotofestival.com, the tenth annual celebration of photography in Calgary, Banff, and Canmore, the Canmore Art Guild will be presenting a unique show titled “The Art of Black and White Photography - Historical and Modern Perspectives.”
This show will run daily from February 14th until February 25th, 2014 in the lovely new CAG Gallery at Elevation Place, 700 railway Ave, Canmore. Featuring historical photographs from the National Gallery of Canada and private collections along with local and nationally acclaimed photographers actively working in the craft of black and white photography, this show will highlight the unique and beautiful world of monochrome imagery as it evolved from the 19th century to the present. Starting with the 1840’s work of William Henry Fox Talbot, it will include works from the 1870’s Canadian William Notman and the 1900’s Paris scenes of Eugene Atget; it will also feature the photographs of such internationally-known luminaries as Weston, Adams, Lange and Cartier-Bresson and of contemporary locals like Greg Yavorsky, Pierre Lemire, Peter Mikols, Richard Brown, Leslie Robertson, Eugene Lipinski, Lawrence Chrismas and Paul Goutiere.
Gallery hours are 11:00am-6:00pm, seven days a week. Opening reception is 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Friday, February 14. All are welcome!