C.D. Hoy: Portraits from the Frontier

Photographer Chow Dong Hoy moved from China to rural British Columbia at the turn of the last century. During an era when most photographers depicted Canada’s Aboriginal peoples as “noble savages,” Hoy was advancing the art of ethnographic photography by creating haunting portraits of Aboriginal people and documenting their interactions with encroaching settlers.

Directed by Lynn Booth

Presented by The Knowledge Network

All films presented by the Knowledge Network will be broadcast on television in British Columbia and will be available for streaming online for thirty days after airing at

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