Caroline Adderson, Taiaiake Alfred, Colin Angus, Julie Angus, Chris Arnett, Joanne Arnott, Jean Barman, Gurjinder Basran, Joanne Bealy, Thomas R. Berger, bill bissett, Arthur Black, Robin Blaser, George Bowering, Marilyn Bowering, Kate Braid, Brian Brett, Barry Broadfoot, Anne Cameron, Trevor Carolan, Norma Charles, Marie Clements, Jim Christy, Wayde Compton, Claudia Cornwall, Lorna Crozier, William Deverell, Hadani Ditmars, Phinder Dulai, Marilyn Dumont, Daniela Elza, M.A.C. Farrant, Mona Fertig, George Fetherling, Patrick Friesen, Maxine Gadd, Charlotte Gill, Terry Glavin, Kim Goldberg, Katherine Gordon, Shirley Graham, Robert Gray, Amanda Hale, Keith Harrison, Diana Hayes, Robert Hilles, Jack Hodgins, Pauline Holdstock, Irene Howard, Edith Iglauer, Rick James, Sandi Johnson, Eve Joseph, Des Kennedy, W.P. Kinsella, Theresa Kishkan, Joy Kogawa, Larissa Lai, Tim Lander, Patrick Lane, Evelyn Lau, Peter Levitt, Pearl Luke, Derek Lundy, Vera Manual, Daphne Marlatt, George McWhirter, Roy Miki, Alice Munro, Sheila Munro, Susan Musgrave, Peter Newman, Eric Nichol, Bud Osborn, Kathy Page, P.K. Page, Morris Panych, John Pass, Stan Persky, Al Purdy, Meridith Quartermain, Jamie Reid, Stephen Reid, Bill Richardson, Lisa Robertson, Ajmer Rode, Linda Rogers, Joe Rosenblatt, Jane Rule, Mairuth Sarsfield, Andreas Schroeder, Greg Scofield, Goh Poh Seng, Doris Shadbolt, George Stanley, Robert Strandquist, Peter Such, George Szanto, Timothy Taylor, Sharon Thesen, Peter Trower, Alan Twigg, Fred Wah, Betsy Warland, David Watmough, Phyllis Webb, Evelyn White, Howard White, Paula Wild, Rita Wong, Caroline Woodward, Ronald Wright, Rachel Wyatt, Max Wyman and Patricia Young.
111 West Coast Literary Portraits
Photographs by Barry Peterson and Blaise Enright
Text by B.C. Writers
Introduction by Alan Twigg
Mother Tongue Publishing
240 pages, $48 CND
P: 250-537-4155 F: 250-537-4725
" When it comes to West Coast writing and publishing, we have gone from famine to feast in less than a lifetime. This unprecedented array of portraits celebrates the feast.
Barry Peterson's approach is consistently non-pretentious, attempting to serve both the public and sublject, in an honest fashion."-- Alan Twigg, publisher, BC BookWorld.
111 West Coast Literary Portraits by Barry Peterson and Blaise Enright features rare portraits of emerging, mid-career and well-known writers who have lived in B.C., accompanied by excerpts of their writing.
In 1998 Barry Peterson and Blaise Enright began photographing writers in black and white. They travelled the Coast and Gulf Islands for 5 years seeking the famous and the infamous. They shot over 50 portraits in b&w to contrast the colourful nature of each writer and to minimize visual distraction from the "character" of each. They took pictures of writers in their
personal space, where they were less inhibited, resulting in intimate portraits of B.C.'s best,
most honoured, as well as emerging literary talent.
The photographs became part of Lit Happens, a travelling show that was exhibited in many
public spaces in Vancouver and on the coast, with BC Hydro and BC Gas as major sponsors. Between 1999 and 2008, it was exhibited (in some cases more than once) at the
Vancouver International Writers Festival, the Pendulum Gallery, Word on the Street, the BC
Book Prizes Gala, the Sinclair Centre, the SFU Reckoning Conference, the Comox Valley Art
Gallery, BC Hydro, BC Gas and the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts.
Although Barry Peterson and Blaise Enright ended their collaboration, Barry continued to seek out and photograph B.C. writers, resulting in the sum of 111 portraits for this amazing book.
Limited Edition prints and accompanying author text (limited to 5 per author) can be purchased in an archival mat with a 19 X 26 dark grey metal frame. The photograph is a
11 X 14 archivally processed fibre based B&W print and the text is printed on acid-free paper, both assuring the best available archival materials. For further information, please contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org