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Rare Merit: Women in Photography in Canada, 1840-1940 (Paperback)

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As Canada took shape in the nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, the camera was both witness and protagonist. And women across the country, whether residents or visitors, photographed people and places that were entirely new to the lens. Rare Merit surveys the lives and photographs of nearly eighty women in the century following photography's invention, from Lucy Maude Montgomery on Prince Edward Island, to Hannah Maynard on Vancouver Island. Presenting the exceptional range and impact of their work, Colleen Skidmore proves that women's practices and images - knowingly omitted from founding narratives of photographic history - were diverse, compelling, widespread, and influential.

Art, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theoryArt treatments & subjectsHuman figures depicted in artArt, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theoryHistory of art / art & design stylesLGBT & Gender StudiesGender studiesGender studies: womenPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groups Publisher: University of British Columbia Press Publication Date: 01/06/2022 ISBN-13: 9780774867054  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Colleen Skidmore is a professor emerita at the University of Alberta. She is the author of Searching for Mary Schaffer: Women Wilderness Photography and This Wild Spirit: Women in the Rocky Mountains of Canada, which was adapted as a CBC Radio Alberta series and an exhibition. Her interdisciplinary research on early photography has appeared in journals as wide ranging as History of Photography, Social History/Histoire sociale, Journal of Canadian Art History, and Journal of Canadian Studies. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia.

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