Mather, Edith

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Mather, Edith

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Edith Mather is a Montreal-based photographer and a former Collections Services staff member at Concordia University Libraries. Mather is known for her candid black and white images of Montreal, which she developed and printed in her home. Her collection was donated to the McCord Museum of Canadian History in 2012. Her photographs document the evolution of Montreal’s urban landscape. Many focus on the demolition that occurred in Saint-Henri prior to the building of the Ville-Marie Expressway. Mather published Touches of fantasy on Montreal streets (1977). Edith Mather retired from Concordia University Libraries at age 82. She was friends with Irving Layton.


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Created November 2015.




Southcott, T. (2013). [Re]Claiming Montreal’s Memory: Demolition and the Photography of Edith Mather (Master’s Thesis). McGill University, Montreal.

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