Cloud Album  

Mario Giacomelli, Migratory Birds in Flight, Italy, 1953

Courtesy of the Archive of Modern Conflict

Cloud Album  

The Polygon Gallery, North Vancouver, BC - To May 1

by Robin Laurence

Devoted to the subject of, yes, clouds, this exhibition reveals our long-standing fascination with those aggregations of moisture that drift, scud and mass in the skies above us. Drawn from the collection of the Archive of Modern Conflict, the 250 works on view span 150 years of photographic history and demonstrate increasingly sophisticated techniques for capturing their sometimes elusive subject. Also on view is the rare and captivating Cloud Album, initiated in 1894 by Belgian meteorologist Jean Vincent. 

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