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Amy Jo Ehman Online Book Launch

Thursday Oct 15 2020 7:00 pm, Virtual, Online Book Launch

Join author Amy Jo Ehman to celebrate the virtual launch of Thelma: A Life in Pictures, a pictorial biography of Saskatchewan art photographer Thelma Pepper. Co-presented by MacIntyre Purcell Publishing.

Registration is required to directly participate in the Zoom webinar. It will be simultaneously streamed on Youtube and available for viewing thereafter.

Thelma Pepper was born in 1920 in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia. In 2020, from her adoptive home in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, she reflects on a century of life, love, passion and creativity as seen through the lens of her camera, and that of her father and grandfather before her. In middle age, in the depths of depression, Thelma discovered her true artistic nature, embarking on a creative journey with enough energy and passion for another lifetime. In her poignant black and white photographs we see more than a century of hope and hardship, we see how creativity can inspire human connection and transform lives. Thelma is a member of the Saskatchewan Order of Merit and recipient of the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts. She turned 100 in July.

Amy Jo Ehman is an award-winning author based in Saskatoon. Her previous books included Prairie Feast: A Writer’s Journey Home for Dinner and Out of Old Saskatchewan Kitchens. Formerly, she worked as a journalist at CBC Radio/TV and was a local food columnist for the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix.



- by Amy Jo Ehman

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In photography, Thelma Pepper found a capacity to peer into other lives and to find in them a celebraiton of the human spirit. Thelma Stevens Pepper was born in 1920. A century later--from her adoptive home in Saskatoon--she reflects on a hundred years of life, love, and pictures. At 60, it was creativity and passion that rescued Thelma Pepper from the depths of depression. With her kids grown and gone, she was floundering, wondering who she was, and what she was meant to do. In photography, she found what her father and grandfather before her had found and that was a capacity to peer into other lives and to find in them a celebration of the human spirit. It was that commitment to capturing the human condition that led to her work not only being celebrated here in Canada but around the world. In these noble lives, she found herself.