1997 | Canada | Documentary

Picturing a People: George Johnston, Tlingit Photographer

  • English 50 mins
  • Director | Carol Geddes
  • Writer | Carol Geddes
  • Producer | Sally Bochner, George Hargrave

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This documentary, by filmmaker Carol Geddes, is a unique portrait of George Johnston, a photographer who was himself a creator of portraits and a keeper of his culture. Johnston cared deeply about the traditions of the Tlingit people, and he recorded a critical period in the history of the Tlingit nation. As Geddes says, his legacy was "to help us dream the future as much as to remember the past."

Photography Arctic indigenous art visual arts architecture Portrait photographer tradition