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Photography History

Rare Merit

Women in Photography in Canada, 1840–1940

by (author) Colleen Skidmore

Publisher
UBC Press
Initial publish date
Jun 2022
Category
History, Canadian, Portraits, Women's Studies
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9780774867078
    Publish Date
    Jun 2022
    List Price
    $39.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780774867054
    Publish Date
    Jun 2022
    List Price
    $39.95

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Rare Merit is a beautifully illustrated and astute examination of women photographers in Canada as it took shape in the nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. Throughout, the camera was both a witness to the colonialism, capitalism, and gendered and racialized social organization, and a protagonist. And women across the country, whether residents or visitors, captured people and places that were entirely new to the lens. This book shows how they did so, and the meaning their work carries.

About the author

Colleen Skidmore is a photography historian and Professor at the University of Alberta, in Edmonton. Her research focuses on women’s photographic practices and archives of women in photography in North America from 1860 to 1920. She is the editor of This Wild Spirit: Women in the Rocky Mountains of Canada (UAP).

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