Her Vancouver was in Chapters Indigo for an event when we came across this amazing visual record: Vancouver in the 70s: Photos From a Decade That Changed the City. The exclusive images were compiled from The Vancouver Sun photo library and the book includes essays by long-time Sun News Research Librarian Kate Bird and former Sun journalist Shelley Fralic. Not only is Vancouver in the 70s a rich historical record of a rollicking decade buoyed by political upheaval and cultural evolution, through images of females as reformers, it reminds us that Vancouver women today have inherited a culture of activism.
What also stood out to us from these photos of Vancouver women in the 1970s is their portrayal of a predominately white, homogenous culture. Is ethnic diversity still underrepresented in the media? If these photos were taken today would they reveal that Vancouver is a multi-cultural society, of equal opportunity for all women?
It would be an interesting project.