4525-47a Avenue, Red Deer, AB T4N 6Z6
Black and White photographs beginning on the Prairies, to the badlands, parkland, foothills, and eventually the western mountains, to the pacific coast.
This exhibition by Robert S. Michiel and Robert S. Pohl offers a photographic exploration of Western Canada. Using large format cameras, and traditional processing techniques, Michiel and Pohl invite the viewer to accompany them on a visual journey across the Western Provinces. Featuring photographs of the Prairies, from the badlands, to parkland, foothills, and eventually the western mountains, and the pacific coast, this exhibition celebrates the frontier spirit, the wide open spaces, and the raw ruggedness of the land. The photographers have included the human element, attempting to impart an appreciation for the courage and strength that it must have taken to explore and settle this frontier.
Michiel and Pohl are native Albertans who are inspired by Western Canada’s diversity of landforms and ecosystems, as well as the evidence of recent human history. Both artists shoot with large format cameras, are drawn to common subjects, and demonstrate a serious commitment to capturing, processing, printing and presenting their vision.