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Item Name: Photograph
Title: Kenaston, Saskatchewan
Maker: Don Hall
Year: 1980
Country: Canadian
Materials: sliver print
Measurements: overall: 22 cm x 30 cm
ID Number: PC89.5
Legal Status: PERMANENT COLLECTION


Extended Label Info: Don Hall's photographs depict rural and urban landscapes, architecture, and portraits, most frequently with a Saskatchewan focus. Hall chooses his subject matter to emphasize a sense of place and time. This photograph, taken in the small town of Kenaston which is just off the highway between Regina and Saskatoon, uses black and white film to emphasize a flat landscape, stark trees, utilitarian architecture and dirt roads. The details of the electrical wires, television aerials, numerous trucks, cars and a camper, document the technology used by the residents in the town in the late twentieth century creating the unique, yet familiar setting of town. Don Hall (1951- ) is a Regina-based photographer and dark-room printer. Born in Humboldt, Saskatchewan, Hall began his studies at University of Regina (1968-1970) at a time when photography was a film and chemical based medium. He earned a Diploma of Photographic Technology at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in Edmonton, Alberta. (1972) In addition to his studio practice, Hall worked at University of Regina as Manager of the Photography Department until 2014. A member of Saskatoon’s Photographers Gallery (now PAVED Arts), Hall co-edited a book with Randy Burton on Saskatchewan photography entitled, “Between Time and Place: Contemporary Saskatchewan Photography” (1989, Fifth House Publishers). His work has been exhibited nationally, and is held in numerous collections including the National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa).