Fonds 10-059 - Rhoda Rosenfeld fonds

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Rhoda Rosenfeld fonds

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CA ON0034 10-059

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  • 1970 (Creation)
    Rosenfeld, Rhoda

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73 photographs (tiff): 1.02 GB

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Rhoda Rosenthal is an artist and poet. She was born in Montreal and in 1968 moved to Vancouver, where she currently lives and works. Her work has been shown in galleries such as the Contemporary Art Gallery, the Belkin Gallery at the University of British Columbia and the Macauley Gallery. Her poetry has been published in such magazines as the Capilano Review, Zarf and West Coast Line.

Rosenthal became interested in what the Vancouver Women’s Caucus through her friend Ellen Woodsworth. She was particularly interested the the Caucus' march for abortion rights in 1970. As a young artist photographer, she "had her camera with [her] everywhere [she] went" so took pictures of the march from the start when it was being organized on the steps of the Vancouver Art Gallery, as it snaked through the downtown streets and ended in front of the Hudson’s Bay Company with the "brilliant performance of the street theatre in which several of [her] friends were involved."

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The fonds consists of 73 images taken by Rhoda Rosenfeld at the Vancouver Women's Caucus' abortion rights march held in downtown Vancouver in 1970. A counter pro-life march is happening at the same time and the two groups are shown interacting.

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The images were acquired from the donor.


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The donor holds the original negatives.

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Copyright is maintained by Rhoda Rosenthal.

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