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ROBINSON, Edith

Born
Montrose, Prince Edward Island, 1925
Biography synopsis
Robinson (née Hardy) did not start photographing professionally until the death of her husband in 1961, when she was required to support her family. She started by photographing weddings and other social engagements; later her work expanded to include landscape and architectural photography of her home province. In the 1970s she was asked to create a coffee-table book of photographs of Prince Edward Island, which she later published along with Wayne Barrett. Robinson is a member of the Charlottetown Camera Club and has taught courses in photography at Holland College. Her work has been included in numerous Island exhibits as well as a 1975 National Film Board of Canada exhibit of Canadian women photographers entitled "Photography 75 Photographie."
Media used
Photography
Education
Winona School of Professional Photography, Indiana, United States
Memberships
Charlottetown Camera Club
Maritime Professional Photographers Association
Professional Photographers of America and Canada
File & Archive locations
Canadian Women Artists History Initiative Documentation Centre, QC
National Gallery of Canada, ON - Library and Archives
BIBLIOGRAPHY

Writings about
Island Visual Artists, 1984: An Exhibition Representing the Work of Island Visual Artists (August 1 - September 1, 1984) Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island: Holland College, 1984.
"Edith Robinson: One of PEI's Undiscovered Wonders." Charlottetown Guardian 16 Apr. 1979.
Confederation Centre Art Gallery and Museum. Twelve Photographers: February 12 - March 15, 1981 Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island: The Gallery, 1981.
Mullally, Sasha. "Photography" First Hand: Arts, Crafts, and Culture Created by the PEI Women of the 20th Century. The Government of Prince Edward Island, 14 Jan. 2001
http://www.gov.pe.ca/firsthand/index.php3?number=44606&lang=E.

Writings by
Barrett, Wayne and Edith Robinson. Prince Edward Island: Photographs by Wayne Barrett and Edith Robinson Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1977.

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