Corrie Francis Parks
Corrie Francis Parks is a photographer and filmmaker based in Big Sky, Montana. An alumna of Dartmouth College and University of Southern California, her award-winning films have been exhibited at over 100 national and international film festivals. She combines photography and animation in time-based works for gallery exhibition and installation. Through long exposures and open-shutter camera movement, her still photography and animated light paintings bring a new palette of textures and rhythms derived from the natural world into the galley setting. She has been an artist in residence at the MacDowell Colony and Fundación Valparaíso, a Fulbright Fellow to New Zealand, and a recipient of a Sierra Foundation Grant for her work in experimental photography. You can find more of her work at www.corriefrancis.com.
In February, 1898 Mike Mahoney aka “Klondike Mike” made a deal with Hal Henry. He would escort the Sunny Samson Sister Sextette and their luggage over the Chilkoot Pass and down to Dawson city.
There was just one problem – the sisters insisted on bringing their accompaniment piano.
Back in 1898, thousands of men and women arrived in Skagway with gold fever. They were headed for the Klondike goldfields over the Chilkoot Pass.
Around their necks, they carried packets of fermented dough to make bread on their long, cold journey.