One New Work
M.N. Hutchinson: The Last Longest Day
Open until February 26
The third and final installment of the One New Work series focuses on senior Calgary artist M.N. Hutchinson and a project which began in 1999 with Hutchinson taking one photograph every minute of the day on the longest day of the millennium.
Selecting from more than 900 photos taken over 19 hours, the exhibition draws on film negatives, contact sheets and new photographic prints made with traditional darkroom methods to depict the adventures of a photographer exploring time and place.
North of Ordinary
The Arctic Photographs of Geraldine and Douglas Moodie
Open until September 10
This exhibition will celebrate the remarkable work of Geraldine Moodie (1854-1945), western Canada’s first professional woman photographer. Starting in 1903, Geraldine accompanied her husband Douglas Moodie, a senior officer of the North-West Mounted Police, on expeditions to the NWMP detachment at Fullerton Harbour in Hudson Bay. The two Moodies were an inspired and complementary pair; she set up a studio in the police detachment house and took intimate portraits of the local Inuit community, while he (trained in photography by his wife) documented the landscape and his work with the Mounted Police.
The exhibition draws on an extraordinary 2015 donation to Glenbow of almost 500 vintage negatives from the Moodies, as well as the photographers’ diaries, reports, and photo registers. This gives us an almost-unheard-of opportunity to use the creators’ own words to describe their work.glenbow museum