Amy Jo Ehman

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ISBN: 9781772760491


A History in Words and Pictures

  Author:   Amy Jo Ehman    
  Publisher:  MacIntyre Purcell Publishing Inc.

In 1899, Saskatoon was little more than a few wooden houses and false-fronted shops. There were no bridges, no railways, not even an elevator rising above the rooftops. There was no reason to think Saskatoon would be more successful in the long run than any other prairie town. Saskatoon not only survived, it thrived. Saskatoon tells the story of the dreams and determination of the people who built a dynamic City of Bridges on the South Saskatchewan.

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ISBN associated with this title: 9781772760491
Item MP0070
PublisherMacIntyre Purcell Publishing Inc.
PublisherMacIntyre Purcell Publishing Inc.
Published on June 2 2017
Language eng
Pages 198
Format Paperback
Dimensions9(in) x 6(in)
Shipping weight242(g)
Amy Jo Ehman was born in Saskatoon and grew up on the family farm 150 kms away from there. Her first art gallery, first train ride, first perogie, and first picnic were in Saskatoon. She studied at the University of Saskatchewan and worked as a news reporter at the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix and CBC Radio & TV. She has two previous books, Prairie Feast: A Writer's Journey Home for Dinner and Out of Old Saskatchewan Kitchens. Amy Jo lives in Saskatoon. Amy Jo loves Saskatoon.

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"Amy Jo Ehman has deeply understood why Thelma Pepper's photographs speak so powerfully: they show how our ordinary world is in fact never ordinary. What makes Thelma Pepper's photographs so powerful is how she opens our eyes to the beauty that surrounds us and that we may take for granted. Ehman takes us into Thelma's world, a Saskatchewan where beauty and stories are always present, patiently waiting to be seen and heard." —David Gutnick, CBC radio documentary producer and writer. He spent his summers on his grandparents' farm in Mozart.

"As Amy Jo Ehman's book richly details, Thelma Pepper's early beginnings in rural Nova Scotia are never far from her adult life and artistic insights, which crystallized in her adopted Saskatchewan. An astute witness who deftly traverses the distances between herself, her subjects, and the viewer, Pepper's photographs are infused with everyday people and narratives in specific social realities. In her evocative portraits and panoramas we see the human scale of our interwoven histories: on some level we know the people, vulnerabilities, and resilience she brings into focus. An intimacy of connection, community, and identity are sealed within these images." —Joan Borsa, curator, writer, and Associate Professor, Department of Art & Art History, University of Saskatchewan