As part of the Vistek-sponsored Exposure Photography Festival, photographer Heather Saitz’ exhibit – Room for Tourists – opens today and runs until March 9 at the UAS Satellite Gallery in Calgary, Alberta.
Rooms for Tourists is a photographic exploration of the architecture, landscape and changing social meaning of the Canadian mid-century motel. Shot over two years across five provinces, Rooms for Tourists visits the nostalgic motel in present day, revealing the rise, fall, and resurrection of a now-elusive cultural icon.
What: Room for Tourists – Heather Saitz, photographer
Where: UAS Satellite Gallery | 343 11th Ave SW, Calgary AB
When: Tuesday to Saturday | 11 am – 4 pm (closed statutory holidays)
Opening Reception: Friday, February 15, 7–11pm
Also: If you’re in the Toronto area, you’ll have a chance to see this exhibit in May, when it is on display at Vistek Toronto as part the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival.