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the great effect of the imagination on the world

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Featuring Saskatchewan Artist(s): Brenda Pelkey

1991, 24 pages, 10 colour illustrations.
Published by Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina

The nineteen large-scale composite photographs comprising this series are the result of Pelkey's four-year study of Saskatoon neighbourhood backyards.

She chose the yards because they transgress the beige-neighbourhoods norms of North America middle-class suburbia. As indicated by the extravagant lighting and inclusion of the home-owners portraits, Pelkey's subject matter has demanded a significant re-examination of the photographic documentary tradition.

Curator: Helen Marzolf
Essay: Helen Marzolf

ISBN: 0-9220085-44X

NAC Item Number: B0060

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