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Rare Merit: Women in Photography in Canada, 1840–1940

Rare Merit: Women in Photography in Canada, 1840–1940

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Rare Merit: Women in Photography in Canada, 1840–1940

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Colleen Skidmore. University of British Columbia Press, Vancouver, 2022.

325 pp. In English. Paperbound.

ISBN 9780774867054

As Canada took shape in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the camera was both a witness to colonialism, capitalism, and gendered and racialized social organization, as well as an unlikely protagonist. Women across the country, whether residents or visitors, photographed people and places that were entirely new to the lens. _x001F_is book examines how they did so, and the meanings their work carries. _x001F_e author surveys the professional lives and photographs of nearly eighty women—studio portraitists, travel documentarians, photojournalists, _x001E_ne artists, hobbyists, and photographic printers—from Lucy Maude Montgomery on Prince Edward Island to Élise Livernois in Quebec City, and from Margaret Bourke-White in the Arctic to Hannah Maynard on Vancouver Island. Presenting the exceptional range and impact of their work, Rare Merit proves that women’s practices and images—knowingly omitted from founding narratives of photographic history—were diverse, compelling, widespread, and in_x001C_uential.

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