Immigrants & Identity: Early 20th -Century Photos in Manitoba

William James Sisler


William James Sisler was an educator who helped immigrant children acquire English, social skills and academic knowledge. His progressive approach to education included documenting the immigrant experience in the early 1900s in the North End of Winnipeg. Sisler captured and articulated a reality that is now memory. His images have been used in ethnic studies in Manitoba, but this is the first exhibit devoted exclusively to his photography.

Curated by Chuck Sutyla and Angela Wood