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.
Distributed by VideoPool Media Arts Centre
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