Books tagged: Portraits

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A Dream in the Eye

Edited by Stephen Collis
By Phyllis Webb

A Dream in the Eye presents colour reproductions of the paintings and photocollages of renowned poet Phyllis Webb. A Governor General's Award–winning poet and a member of the Order of Canada, Webb was a major Canadian cultural figure from the 1950s through the 1980s, publishing ... Read more


By (photographer) Lincoln Clarkes

An exquisite collection of candid photographs, Cyclists is a selection of 150 men and women riding bicycles through the Toronto streets in 2011 and 2012. The street-style fashion portraits document ecological travel as much as the beauty of youth and the vigour of self-propelled ... Read more


By Pascal Girard

Pascal Girard, the Doug Wright Award-winning author of Reunion and Petty Theft, offers a peek at his personal sketchbook with Dessins, a collection of various drawings done in Montreal which aptly showcases his remarkable attention to details as well as his unique sense of humor. ... Read more

Headlighting 1974-1978

Photographs by Thaddeus Holownia
Introduction by Robert Tombs

"In each image of Headlighting, a single vehicle’s side view is centred in the foreground, its long horizontal shape reinforced by the geometry of the 8x20-inch frame. . .. The principal allusion is that relationships develop between humans and technology. Each image’s long ... Read more

Island Maid

By (photographer) Sheilagh O'Leary

Sheilagh O’Leary and Rhonda Pelley spent two summers travelling from Bonavista Bay to the Great Northern Peninsula and to the communities of the south coast. The women they interviewed shared unique life stories filled with hard work, love, heartbreak, and family. Island Maid ... Read more

James Wilson

By John Leroux
Photographs by James Wilson

A CBC New Brunswick Book List Selection

"The same stage, but different actors," explains Wilson. "There is something interesting to me about separating people from their environment, about keeping the focus on the individual. "

James Wilson’s studio portraits capture subjects ... Read more

Joe’s Toronto

By (artist) Mendelson Joe

Mendelson Joe was born in Toronto at the Western Hospital less than a year before Canada joined the Allies in ending World War II. Although Joe grew up in Maple, a feedmill town twenty miles north of Toronto, the city of Toronto was always his home ? even during his itinerant ... Read more


By (photographer) Brian Atkinson
Text by Joanne Cadogan

On a bitterly cold day with a driving wind, Brian Atkinson met three generations of the Williston family of Hardwicke and went out onto the ice of Miramichi Bay to take photos of them smelting. He was looking for story ideas for Canadian Geographic. Something in the character ... Read more