Preliminary Report on Available Evaporation Data for Alberta and Saskatchewan

photographer unknown

34.0 x 21.0 cm
QC 915.7 C3 S76 1927 folio

This report on evaporation data combines two types of photographs. Glossy silver gelatin prints that portray various locations in Alberta and Saskatchewan are inserted into cuts in the pages, while the pages themselves are cyanotypes on which the white text was rendered photographically. The rich blue of the pages are typical of the cyanotype process.

This record of evaporation data points toward some of the more mundane uses of photography as it became increasingly commonplace. Yet, due to their disregard for conventional rules of artistic composition, some of the photographs included in this report take on a Modernist aesthetic while also recalling conceptual photography by artists like Ed Ruscha and Iain Baxter& and Ingrid Baxter


photographer unknown, “Preliminary Report on Available Evaporation Data for Alberta and Saskatchewan,” Bruce Peel Special Collections Library Online Exhibits, accessed May 25, 2024,