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Northern exposures : photographing and filming the Canadian north, 1920-45

Author: Peter G Geller
Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Northern Exposures looks at the photographic and film practice of the three major colonial institutions in the Arctic and Sub-Arctic in the first half of the twentieth century - the Canadian government, the Anglican Church of Canada, and the Hudson?s Bay Company ... through the work of federal government special investigator Major Lachlin T. Burwash, first Bishop of the Arctic Archibald Lang Fleming, The Beaver  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Pictorial works
Ouvrages illustrés
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter G Geller
ISBN: 0774809272 9780774809276 0774809280 9780774809283
OCLC Number: 55596009
Description: xviii, 258 p., [1] p. of plate : ill., ports. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Taking pictures and making history : photographic representation and the Canadian north --
2. More than "a mass of ice and snow" : visualizing the state in "Canada's Arctic" --
3. Pictures of the "Arctic night" : Archibald Lang Fleming and missionary messages of the north --
4. The business of representing the north : filmmakers, photographers, and the fur traders of the Hudson's Bay Company --
5. From Back to Baffin to Canada moves north : Richard Finnie's northern visions --
6. "Remaking it into here" : representation and power in northern imagery.
Responsibility: Peter Geller.

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