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For those of you who like to look to the north and glo­ry in Ca­na­da's arc­tic land­scape the Glen­bow Mu­seum in Cal­ga­ry has a

show for you: North of Or­di­na­ry: The Arc­tic Pho­to­graphs of Ge­ral­dine and Dou­glas Moo­die, run­ning through to Sep­tem­ber 10, 2017.

Ge­ral­dine Moo­die was wes­tern Ca­na­da's first pro­fes­sio­nal wo­man pho­to­gra­pher and star­ting in 1903 she went with her hus­band Dou­glas, a se­nior mem­ber of the North West Moun­ted Po­lice on ex­pe­di­tions to the de­tach­ment at Ful­ler­ton Har­bour on Hud­son Bay. While her hus­band, who was trai­ned as a pho­to­gra­pher by his wife took land­scape shots Ge­ral­dine set up a stu­dio in the de­tach­ment and took in­ti­mate por­traits of the lo­cal Inuit.

If the pros­pect of seeing North of Or­di­na­ry ex­cites you but you aren't plan­ning on tra­vel­ling to Cal­ga­ry soon you can sa­tis­fy your lon­ging by going to the mu­seum's web­site and in­to their di­gi­tal ar­chives where some 500 prints ta­ken in the north can be seen. The couple's dia­ries from their nor­thern vi­sits are al­so avai­lable for scru­ti­ny. The pho­to­graphs I have seen are just won­der­ful.

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