GELLER, Peter FLEMING, Archibald Lang) FINNIE, Richard) BURWASH, Lachlin T.)
Title: Northern Exposures : Photographing and Filming the Canadian North, 1920-45.pbk.
Publisher:  UBC Press, Vancouver, 2004, ISBN:0774809280
Seller ID: 96116
GELLER, Peter. Northern Exposures : Photographing and Filming the Canadian North, 1920-45 . Vancouver: UBC Press, (2004). First Printing. Pp. (8),ix-xviii,(2),1-258,(2). Illustrated in black and white. 8vo, illustrated grey and brown card covers. "'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. Their visual representations of the region were widely circulated in officail publications and presented in film shows and lantern slide lectures. Focusing on the work of prominent and prolific northern image-makers, this book employs acontextual approach to reading images by analyzing the interrelated aspect s of their production, circulation, and reception. Through the work of federal government special investigator Major Lachlin T. Burwash, first Bishop of the Arctic Archibald Land Fleming, The Beaver magazine editor and publicity expert Douglas MacKay, and photographer-filmmaker-author Richard Finnie, Geller reveals the varied ways in which taking and displaying pictures ofnorthern people and places extended control over the northern reaches of t he Canadian union." - from the rear cover. Contents: 1. Taking Pictures andMaking History: Photographic Representation and the Canadian North; 2. Mor e 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.Very good. 22.00