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Canada in the
Frame
explores a
photographic collection held at the British Library that offers a unique view
of late nineteenth century and early twentieth century Canada. The
collection, which contains in excess of 4,500 images, taken between 1895 and
1923, covers a dynamic period in Canada’s national history and provides a
variety of views of its landscapes, developing urban areas and peoples.
Colonial Copyright Law was the driver by which these photographs were acquired;
unmediated by curators, but rather by the eye of the photographer who created
the image, they showcase a grass-roots view of Canada during its early history
as a Confederation.

Canada in the
Frame

describes this little-known collection and includes over 100 images from the
collection. The author asks key questions about what it
shows
contemporary viewers of Canada and its photographic history,
and about the peculiar view
these photographs offer of a former part of the British Empire in a
post-colonial age, viewed from the old ‘Heart of Empire’. Case studies are
included on subjects such as urban centres, railroads and migration, which
analyse the complex ways in which photographers approached their subjects, in
the context of the relationship between Canada, the British Empire and
photography.

GENRE
Arts et spectacles
SORTIE
2018
18 juin
LANGUE
EN
Anglais
LONGUEUR
330
Pages
ÉDITEUR
UCL Press
TAILLE
31
Mo