JAMES BRADY AND MADELEINE GOULET, ON A BARGE, SASKATCHEWAN, AUGUST 1950. COLLECTION OF THE GLENBOW WESTERN RESEARCH CENTRE
Enclosing Some Snapshots: The Photography Of James Brady
Glenbow, Calgary, AB - From Mar 21
James Patrick Brady was a political activist, writer, trapper, prospector – and photographer. Born in Strathcona, Alberta, in 1908, Brady began advocating for the Métis people of northern Alberta and Saskatchewan at a time, Sherry Farrell Racette has written, when they were “vulnerable to land loss and displacement.” Brady founded a number of Métis organizations and helped inspire the Métis’ political resurgence. Travelling extensively throughout Western Canada, he used his camera to document the daily lives and extraordinary resilience of his people.