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Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

Northern Exposures

Photographing and Filming the Canadian North, 1920-45

Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

Northern Exposures

Photographing and Filming the Canadian North, 1920-45

To many, the North is a familiar but inaccessible place. Yet images of the region are within easy reach, in magazine racks, on our coffee tables, and on television, computer, and movie screens. In Northern Exposures, Peter Geller uncovers the history behind these popular conceptions of the Canadian North.

280 pages


Table of Contents

Illustrations

Abbreviations

Preface

Acknowledgments

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 “Re-Making It Into Here”: Representation and Power in Northern Imagery

Notes

Bibliography

Filmography

Index

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