The Cultural Work of Photography in Canada by Carol PayneThe Cultural Work of Photography in Canada by Carol Payne

The Cultural Work of Photography in Canada

byCarol Payne, Andrea Kunard

Hardcover | August 31, 2011

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The Cultural Work of Photography in Canada is an in-depth study on the use of photographic imagery in Canada from the late nineteenth century to the present. This volume of fourteen essays provides a thought-provoking discussion of the role photography has played in representing Canadian identities. In essays that draw on a diversity of photographic forms, from the snapshot and advertising image to works of photographic art, contributors present a variety of critical approaches to photography studies, examining themes ranging from photography's part in the formation of the geographic imaginary to Aboriginal self-identity and notions of citizenship. The volume explores the work of photographs as tools of self and collective expression while rejecting any claim to a definitive, singular telling of photography's history.Reflecting the rich interdisciplinarity of contemporary photography studies, The Cultural Work of Photography in Canada is essential reading for anyone interested in Canadian visual culture.Contributors include Sarah Bassnett (University of Western Ontario), Lynne Bell (University of Saskatchewan), Jill Delaney (Library and Archives Canada), Robert Evans (Carleton University), Sherry Farrell Racette (University of Manitoba), Blake Fitzpatrick (Ryerson University), Vincent Lavoie (Université du Québec à Montréal), John O'Brian (University of British Columbia), James Opp (Carleton University), Joan M. Schwartz (Queen's University), Sarah Stacy (Library and Archives Canada), Jeffrey Thomas (Ottawa), and Carol Williams (Trent University/University of Lethbridge).
Carol Payne is assistant professor of art history, Carleton University.Andrea Kunard is associate curator at the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa.
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Title:The Cultural Work of Photography in CanadaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:296 pages, 10 × 8.25 × 0.98 inPublished:August 31, 2011Publisher:McGill-Queen's University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0773538615

ISBN - 13:9780773538610

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"A heroic project, long awaited by historians of photography in Canada and more generally by historians of visual culture. There is no other book that even begins to cover the field in such richness and depth." Sarah Parsons, Department of Visual Arts, Yo