Saturday, May 16, 2015

Cariboo Portraits C.D. Hoy and C.S. Wing An Amazing Photographic Legacy of Early 20th Century Cariboo Life

Cariboo Photographers C.D. Hoy & C.S. Wing
Saturday, May 23, 2015, 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm at the Quesnel Museum.
Lorna Townsend & Susan Susan Smith-Josephy will discuss the photographs of C.D. Hoy and C.S. Wing and reveal the stories of a few of their subjects. 

By the early 20th century, most communities in the province had professional photographers recording the lives of prominent citizens through portraiture. Quesnel, oddly enough, boasted two resident photographers during this time, both of them Chinese, and both prominent pioneers beyond their photographic legacy

By the early 20th century, most communities in the province had professional photographers recording the lives of prominent citizens through portraiture. Quesnel, oddly enough, boasted two resident photographers during this time, both of them Chinese, and both prominent pioneers beyond their photographic legacy. The similarities between Wing and Hoy’s aesthetic creativity, coupled with an unusual familiarity with their subjects, affords us a unique and intimate glimpse into the early 20th century lives of Quesnel’s First Nations, Chinese and European pioneers. Come and learn about the lives of these two amazing photographers and their subjects.
Lorna Townsend earned a Masters degree in history from the University of Northern British Columbia. She has been an active volunteer with both the Quesnel Museum & Heritage Commission and the Friends of the Museum, preparing several of their publications. For the past decade she has particularly been interested in researching and writing about Quesnel’s Chinese Community.

Susan Smith-Josephy's first book, Lillian Alling: the journey home is a true account about a woman who, in the 1920s, walked from New York to Siberia via Canada and Alaska. Susan has a degree in History from Simon Fraser University, and also studied journalism at Langara College. Her next non-fiction book is about Jean Caux, the famed packer, who is known in British Columbia as Cataline.

Cost: Free with museum admission/membership (otherwise $5)
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