The View from Here: Panoramas of Change from Alberta's Fire Lookouts
The 2015 MLP field season was different than most: some repeat photography was completed, but the main focus was to visit as many staffed fire lookouts in Alberta’s southern Rocky Mountains as possible. While at these windy, exposed aeries we spoke with fire lookout observers to try and understand what it was like to live and work in these remote spaces. Their experiences helped inform the creation of large panoramas showing the “workaday” views these lookouts commanded. This gallery presents a sampling of the images created in these high places.
Currator of the View from Here: Panoramas of Change from Alberta's Fire Lookouts
In 2015 Mary Sanseverino joined Master’s student Kristen Walsh for a season of visiting (on foot) as many of southern Alberta’s staffed fire lookout towers as possible. From these lofty lookouts Mary was able to create panoramic mountain images – the better to allow viewers to get “a feel” for the immensity of the mountain landscape. The images in this gallery represent a small portion those created as part of the 2015 field season.