Prairie Modernist Noir 30 (2018 / 2020)

Prairie Modernist Noir 30 (2018 / 2020)

This Walmart is in Brandon. I had to face misery for this one. I’m a day sleeper and I had to wake up at 5am to get to the empty parking lot in front of the Walmart.

Look at the lean on that building. But of course that’s just the camera talking.
So I was standing out there in the middle of the parking lot with my camera and this burly man in a plaid shirt and khaki trousers, wearing a faux dead lamb coat, and he growled—“What are you doing with my Walmart?” “I’m from MTS. We’re recording all our phone booths for archive purposes. The focus is on the phone booth.”

“I don’t give a damn about your Walmart” (I said under my breath).


Jeanne Randolph

2018 / 2020

from Prairie Modernist Noir: The Disappearance of the Manitoba Telephone Booth

archival inkjet print

edition of 2, #1

8 ½ x 11 inches