Travelling Exhibitions

Geraldine Moodie, DGS

The Arctic Photographs of Geraldine and Douglas Moodie

From 1903 to 1909, while on expeditions to Hudson Bay, Geraldine and Douglas Moodie captured the landscapes and people of the region in sometimes dramatic and often touching photographs.

Geraldine Moodie, one of western Canada’s first professional female photographers, accompanied her officer husband, Douglas, on expeditions to the North-West Mounted Police detachment at Fullerton Harbour and Churchill, Manitoba on Hudson Bay. The two Moodies were an inspired and complementary pair; she took intimate portraits of the local Inuit community, while he (trained in photography by his wife) documented the landscape and his work with the Mounted Police.

Drawn from an extraordinary collection of almost 500 vintage negatives as well as the Moodies’ diaries, reports and photo registers (donated to Glenbow in 2015), this exhibition celebrates the couple’s photographic legacy of their years spent in the Arctic.

Although over 100 years old, these rare photographs resonate today, speaking to ongoing concerns of Canadian sovereignty in the North, the changing northern climate and the impact of exploration and development on the Inuit.

Glenbow Museum develops and tours special exhibitions from its collection, sharing the unique stories of Western Canada with audiences around the world.

For more information on our travelling exhibitions contact:
Exhibit Development
Allison Musial
Tel: (403) 268-4192

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