News Release - Photographic Phantasmagoria 
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Photographic Phantasmagoria Photography Exhibition
Reception and Round Table Discussion at Affinity Gallery


The Saskatchewan Craft Council presents Photographic Phantasmagoria, a collection of photographic techniques and equipment, on display from January 29 to March 5, 2016 at Affinity Gallery in Saskatoon. The exhibition â€” part of the Saskatchewan Prairie Light Photography Festival â€” celebrates, questions, and explores the ever-changing field of photography.

Photographic Phantasmagoria features contemporary photos by 24 different photographers from across Canada. Some used the simplest methods of photography â€” light and chemical reaction. Others were created with historical techniques like wet plate collodion (19th century). A variety of format â€” from a large scale panorama to 3D printing â€” are represented. Images were created with salt, carbon, coffee, without cameras (photograms), without lenses (pinhole cameras), and using video technology.

"Gravity of Sin"
Gemma Wood-Johnson

Metallic photo paper mounted on foam board.
"By taking numerous photographs and taking elements of each,
I create on single image by compositing them all together."
Photographic Phantasmagoria also showcases photographic equipment used through the ages. Visitors will see an 1870s field camera, the first polaroid camera, and a Russian sniper camera. There are handmade/customized pieces including a scanning digital camera, a modified globuscope, plus a working camera obscura. A 3D printer, scanner, and objects will also be on hand.
This exhibition is curated by Leslie Potter, Exhibitions & Education Coordinator for the Saskatchewan Craft Council. It is suitable for all ages, and will inspire collectors, artists, historians, and the curious.
A compelling discussion about the question, "Has technology changed or eradicated the 'craft' of photography?" will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, February 20 in Affinity Gallery
(813 Broadway Avenue, Saskatoon, SK). All are welcome! Guests can attend this Round Table Discourse to simply listen, or are welcome to participate. RSVP to the Facebook event: 
A public Exhibition Reception will take place on Saturday, February 20, at 7 pm at the Affinity Gallery (813 Broadway Avenue, Saskatoon, SK). All are welcome. The Curator and many of the photographers will be in attendance. RSVP to the Facebook event:
"You Don't Need a Plan"
Jana Kutarna

Archival inkjet print; Instant film scanned and printed. Edition 1/5.
Exhibition Dates: January 29 – March 5, 2016
Reception: Saturday, February 20, 7-9pm
Round Table Discussion: Saturday, February 20, 2pm
For further information, to arrange an interview, or for high resolution images, please contact:

Leslie Potter & Maia Stark, Exhibitions & Education Coordinators
Saskatchewan Craft Council
813 Broadway Avenue
Saskatoon, SK S7N 1B5
Phone: (306) 653-3616 ext. 2


         gratefully acknowledges the support of
Rick Retzlaff

Custom camera; Silver gelatin negative and cyanotype print on velum paper.
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