A Steady Lens: The True Story of Pioneer Photographer Mary Spencer

A Steady Lens: The True Story of Pioneer Photographer Mary Spencer

👤Sherril Foster 🕔Dec 03, 2013

The life of Mary Spencer has been fictionalized and romanticized by poets, playwrights and filmmakers. She has been iconized as Billy Miner’s lover, companion and confidant, but the true tale of this stoic pioneering woman has never been told. In A Steady Lens: The True Story of Pioneer Photographer Mary Spencer, Sherril Foster tells her story and shares a stunning collection of previously unpublished photographs. Mary’s photographs of Billy Miner and his gang brought her “anonymous” notoriety, but it has taken more than one hundred years for Mary to finally be recognized as one of BC’s most prominent early photographers.



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