Lorraine Oades and Mark Pounds
Laura 1898-1990 is the third in a series of portraits dedicated to women. The images used in the video are drawn from photographs taken by Lorraine’s grandmother, Laura Fisher, when she was a young to middle-aged woman. The text comes from the weekly letters Laura sent her over the last eleven years of her life. The eldest of twelve children, Laura grew up on a family farm outside of Stonewall, Manitoba. Looking back on these images, it is striking to consider the degree of change that took place during her lifetime.
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