This interdisciplinary project aims to explore visualizations of rural Alberta through interactions/interventions with a documentary project called Keepsake (1980). The Keepsake project represents a significantly under-represented archive of rural communities in Western Canada. The archive, keeping with the critical and reflexive goals of the project, is utilized as a way to represent, critique, and expand upon rural narratives of place and placelessness. This will be accomplished through a series of photo-based interventions creatively rifting on the Keepsake archive. The project will blend a production-orientated approach that is: rooted in academic rigour, informed by a history of Western Canada, and which utilizes photographic and archival materials as a way to address the knowledge gap of rural spaces and to create a more accountable conception of rural representation in Canada.