about
Artist/photographer Robert Minden, active in the Vancouver photography community during the 1970s and 1980s, produced documentary projects about the Doukhobor communities in British Columbia and the displaced Japanese-Canadian community in the fishing village of Steveston, as well as several extended series: “Portrait of my Daughters,”  "Family Arrangements," "Artist Portraits" and a series exploring the format of Polaroid SX-70 which include many hand manipulated images. 

The photographs were widely exhibited in the 1970s and 80s, in solo and group shows, and are included in numerous public collections including the National Gallery of Canada, the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Canada Council Art Bank, Canadian Centre for Architecture photography collection, Montréal, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Center for Creative Photography (CCP) at the University of Arizona.


published work  - a selected overview

books

Along The Number 20 Line, Rolf Knight, New Star Books, 2011
Steveston, Ronsdale Press; 3rd edition (2001) Daphne Marlatt (Author), Robert Minden (Photographer)
Depicting Canada’s Children, Martha Langford, "The Child in Me: A Figure of Photographic Creation" in Depicting Canada’s Children, Wilfrid Laurier University Press (2009) Loren Lerner (Editor)
Scissors, Paper, Stone: Expressions of Memory in Contemporary Photographic Art,  Martha Langford, McGill, Queen's University Press, 2007
Real Pictures photographs from the collection of Claudia Beck and Andrew Gruft,The Vancouver Art Gallery, 2005
Facing History:Portraits from Vancouver, Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris 2004
Facing History: Portraits from Vancouver, Presentation House Gallery, 2001, Karen Love and Robert Sherrin
Beau / a Reflection on the Nature of Beauty in Photography, Martha Langford,  Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, 1992
Children in Photography:150 Years, Jane Corkin & Gary Michael Dault, Firefly Books, 1990
Contemporary Canadian Photography - from the collection of the National Film Board, National Film Board of Canada. Still Photography Division, Hurtig 1984
Vancouver: Art and Artists 1931 - 1983, The Vancouver Art Gallery, 1983
Separate from the World. Meetings with Doukhobor-Canadians in British Columbia. A L'ecart Du Reste Du Monde. Conversations Avec Des Doukhobors Canadiens de Las Colombie-Britannique, National Film Board of Canada, Robert Minden (Photographer), 1979
Sweet Immortality, A Selection of Photographic Portraits, Douglas Clark, curator, The Edmonton Art Gallery, 1978
Between Friends / Entre Amis, Lorraine Monk (editor) McClelland & Stewart, 1976   
Skookum Wawa  Writings of the Canadian Northwest, edited by GaryGeddes,OxfordUniversityPress,Toronto,1975
Steveston Recollected, A Japanese-Canadian History, edited by Daphne Marlatt, Provincial Archives of British Columbia, Robert Minden photographs 1975
Steveston, Talonbooks; 1st edition (1974) Daphne Marlatt (Author), Robert Minden (Photographer)
       
journals

"Robert Minden, Photographer and Storyteller" Martha Langford, West Coast Line 34/35, pg 54-76 Spring 2001 
Island 15/16 Lantzville, BC 1985
OVO Magazine, Vol 12, #49. 1982
"Robert Minden: Photographing Others,”  Avis Lang Rosenberg, Vanguard 9:7  (September 1980}
 “A People Apart: Portraits of the Slocan Doukhobors”  Doug Hughes,The Magazine, Issue No. 58, Province, Sept 14 1980
Northwest Photography  nov 1978 Vol 1 No. 11  Seattle. WA
mir, Number 14, March, 1977, Grand Forks, BC    "A Doukhobor Family Album"
"Strangers on the Earth’: Meetings with Doukhobor-Canadians In British Columbia,”  Robert Minden, Sound Heritage,Vol 5 Number 2, Provincial Archives of British Columbia, 1976
The Capilano Review, Nos 8 & 9, Fall 1975 & Spring 1976, Capilano College, North Vancouver
The Image Continuum, Journal 2, 1975
This Magazine, Vol 8, No 4 1974. Toronto
Reynoldston Research and Studies, Volume 2, No. 2, 1973, Vancouver.  "Fraser Mills, photographs"
Occident The Literary Magazine of the University of California at Berkeley 1969
Occident The Literary Magazine of the University of California at Berkeley Vol II New Series, spring/summer 1968
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"Andrea, spring 1972"    gelatin silver print
c
ollection: National Gallery of Canada