University of Alberta Press

Book details

Publication date: September 2017
Features: Full colour, over 60 photographs, 4 maps, appendices, notes, bibliography, index
Series: Mountain Cairns: A series on the history and culture of the Canadian Rocky Mountains
Keywords: Photography / Women’s History
Subject(s): PHOTOGRAPHY / Individual Photographers / Monographs, Photography, Travel, Biography, HISTORY / Women, PHOTOGRAPHY / History, Social & cultural history, Gender studies: women & girls, Photography / Women’s History, Mountain Studies
Publisher(s): The University of Alberta Press

Colleen Skidmore. Colleen Skidmore is a photography historian and Professor at the University of Alberta. Her research focuses on women’s photographic practices and archives of women in photography in North America from 1860 to 1920. She is the editor of This Wild Spirit: Women in the Rocky Mountains of Canada (UAP).

"In her new book, Skidmore portrays Schäffer in a nuanced way by discussing the scientific and artistic communities she came from, as well as the lives of the people she travelled with. She also dissolves some of the more persistent stereotypes people use to describe Schäffer.... Readers of Skidmore's new book will better understand why Schäffer's work has moved people for so long."

Madeleine Cummings, Edmonton Examiner

ISBNs: 9781772122985 978-1-77212-298-5 Title: searching for mary schaffer