Anna Williams: Thelma Pepper Audio Interview Excerpts
Thelma Pepper: Ordinary Women. A Retrospective highlights the life’s work of one of Saskatchewan’s senior artists, Thelma Pepper, an important photographer, feminist and activist.
In addition to photographing her subjects, Pepper would often bring along a cassette recorder to conduct audio interviews with them. She began this practice with Decades of Voices and continued with Spaces of Belonging. The recordings serve both to document early memories of her elderly subjects and as evidence of Pepper’s deep curiosity, warmth, and her special talent for putting her subjects at ease.