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Item Name: Photograph
Title: The Tallmadges, Neeb, Sask.
Maker: Sandra Semchuk
Year: 1972
Country: Canadian
Materials: black and white photograph
Measurements: overall: 21.6 cm x 32.4 cm
ID Number: PC89.8
Legal Status: PERMANENT COLLECTION


Extended Label Info: The Tallmadges, Neeb, Sask, depicts a group of boys watching an older man set up a fence. Semchuk’s photography is concerned with the representation of personal memories relatable to all. This photo of the Tallmadges family working on their farm in Neeb, perfectly displays the family’s moment that is imbued with work, love and togetherness. This photograph captures a relatable scene for anyone who has labored and learned together as a family. Semchuk’s ability to capture and share familiar moments was one of her most endearing strengths as a photographer and artist. Sandra Semchuk was born in Saskatchewan in 1948. She received her BFA from the University of Saskatchewan in 1970. In 1983, she received a master’s degree in photography from the University of New Mexico. A founding member of the Photographers’ Gallery, Saskatoon, Semchuk also teaches at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver. Her work has been exhibited at Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver; Photographers’ Gallery, Saskatoon; Prince George Art Gallery; Coburg Gallery, Vancouver; Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina; and Concordia University, Montreal.