Leslie Shedden

Mining Photographs And Other Pictures, 1948-1968: A Selection from the Negative Archives of Shedden Studio, Glace Bay, Cape Breton (The Nova Scotia series)
by Leslie Shedden
Publisher's Description
From 1948 to 1968 Leslie Shedden recorded the mines, miners, townscape, and social events of the Cape Breton, Nova Scotia area, producing in effect an extensive historical document. In the essays, the photographs are placed within a broad-based context. Macgillivray details the region's history and the cultural consciousness of the population. Sekula writes on "the history of the representation of labour and photography's role in the instrumentalization of the human individual." The essays raise important issues regarding the history of photography, how photography is used in history, and the people of a specific region. Listed as one of the New York Times ten best photography books of 1983.
ISBN: 0919616259
Publisher: Press of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
Paperback : 277 pages
Language: English
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