Collection PR1873 - NAIT Photographic Technology Program and Provincial Archives of Alberta joint photography assignment collection

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NAIT Photographic Technology Program and Provincial Archives of Alberta joint photography assignment collection

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    • 1989-2002 (Creation)

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    ca. 1300 negatives. – ca. 550 photographs. – ca. 500 transparencies.

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    Biographical history

    The staff at the Provincial Archives of Alberta and the instructors in the Photographic Technology Program at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) began a collaborative project in 1989 with the goal of documenting aspects of contemporary society. The Archives provided instruction on documentary photography to first and second year students in the Photographic Technology Program. The students were assigned a topic to photograph; these assignments were graded by the Archives staff, and then acquired and exhibited by the Archives.

    The collaboration ended in 2002.

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    The collection consists of the assignments, specifically photographs and negatives, created by first and second year students in the Photographic Technology Program at NAIT; assignment topics included: “Documenting Edmonton” (choice of one of four: Chinatown, Little Italy, 118th Avenue between 82nd and 97th Streets, or Fort Road between the Yellowhead Trail and the Londonderry Inn) (1989); “Documenting Edmonton” (choice of one of four: Whyte Avenue from 103rd to 109th Streets, Calder area - 127 Avenue from 97th to 127th Streets, 118th Avenue and Kingsway Avenue (Kingsway Garden Mall) west to 124th Street, or 124th Street from Jasper Avenue to 111th Avenue) (1993); “Documenting Edmonton” (Jasper Avenue) (1996); “Documenting Edmonton” (Social Strata) (1997); “Women at Work in Edmonton in the 1990s” (1998); “Car Culture” (exhibited at Café La Gare) (1999); “The Human Imprint” (showing man’s affect on the environment) (2000); “Like Linda [McCartney]: Performers through the lens of NAIT photography students” (exhibited as part of the Sixties exhibit at the Provincial Museum of Alberta) (2001); and “Poverty in the Land of Plenty” (2002).

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    Instructors from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology’s Photographic Technology Program deposited the records in the Provincial Archives of Alberta between 1989 and 2002.


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        The material is in English.

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        Access Conditions: None

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        Use Conditions: Permission for use required. Subject to the Copyright Act.

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        Photographic Technology Program student portfolios are available in the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology fonds, Photographic Technology Program sous-fonds.

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        Information for the administrative history is taken from the records. Included in PR2001.0829 is 0.04 m of textual records, 19 negatives and 14 photographs about the exhibit held in conjunction with the Provincial Museum of Alberta’s Sixties Exhibit. Some images can be located in the A file of the Provincial Archives of Alberta reference prints under the numbers A.18,173 through A.18,443, A.18,544 through A.18,545 and A.20,857 through A.20,987.

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        Includes accessions PR1989.0481, PR1993.0650, PR1996.0479, PR1997.0303, PR1998.0639, PR1999.0356, PR2000.0246, PR2001.0829, and PR2002.0078.

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