111 West Coast Literary Portraits: Photographs by Barry Peterson and Blaise Enright

111 West Coast Literary Portraits: Photographs by Barry Peterson and Blaise Enright




111 West Coast Literary Portraits by Barry Peterson and Blaise Enright, features stunning black & white portraits of emerging, mid-career and well-known writers who live (and died) in BC, along with excerpts of text by each writer.

Photographers, Barry Peterson and Blaise Enright began documenting writers in their home environment in 1998. Included in the book are; Alice Munro, Joy Kogawa, Bill Deverell, Gurjinder Basran, Phyllis Webb, Roy Miki, P.K. Page, Greg Scofield, Wade Compton, Ronald Wright, Jack Hodgins, Evelyn Lau, the late Jane Rule, Al Purdy, Eric Nicol, Robin Blaser and many more. Peterson and Enright’s rare photographs became part of a travelling show titled ‘Lit Happens’ that was exhibited at the Vancouver International Writers Festival, The Pendulum Gallery, Word on the Street, BC Book Prizes, SFU Reckoning Conference, Comox Valley Art Gallery, BC Hydro, and the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts. In ‘111 West Coast Literary Portraits’, all photographs have been taken with B&W film and printed as fibre-based archivally processed prints, a time-consuming process that is used very rarely in this instant and disposable digital age. Peterson says, ‘Film photos have a depth to them that digital can’t duplicate.”

WRITERS: David Watmough, Stan Persky, Greg Scofield, W.P. Kinsella, Barry Broadfoot, Joe Rosenblatt, Marilyn Dumont, Sharon Thesen, Robin Blaser, George Bowering, Larissa Lai, Meredith Quartermain, Daphne Marlatt, Susan Musgrave, Patrick Lane, Lorna Crozier, Alan Twigg, Morris Panych, Jean Barman, Edith Iglauer, Theresa Kishkan, John Pass, Peter Trower, Jack Hodgins, Bill Richardson, Jane Rule, Howard White, Jim Christy, Andreas Schroeder, Al Purdy, Max Wyman, Doug Beardsley, P.K. Page, Stephen Reid, Bud Osborne, Phinder Dulai, Rita Wong, Bill Deverell, bill bissett, Eric Nichol, Rachel Wyatt, Marilyn Bowering, Patricia Young, George Stanley, Brian Brett, Phyllis Webb, Mona Fertig, Jamie Reid, Wade Compton, Goh Poh Seng, Linda Rogers, Joy Kogawa, Anne Cameron , Evelyn Lau, Alice Munro, Vera Manual, Marie Clements, Tim Lander, Keith Harrison, Colin Angus/Julie Angus, Sheila Munro, Caroline Woodward, Paula Wild/Rick James, Des Kennedy, Amanda Hale, Roy Miki, Maxine Gadd, Joanne Arnott, Pauline Holdstock, Taiaiake Alfred, Marion Farrant, Katherine Gordon, George Szanto, Kim Goldberg, Mairuth Sarsfield, Peter Such, Eve Joseph, Patrick Friesen, George McWhirter, Gurjinder Basran, Kate Braid, Betsy Warland, Daniela Elza, Irene Howard, Ajmer Rode, Fred Wah, George Fetherling, Norma Charles, Trevor Carolan, Hadani Ditmars, Derek Lundy, Ronald Wright, Kathy Page, Arthur Black, Chris Arnett, Peter Levitt, Shirley Graham, Pearl Luke, Robert Hilles, Evelyn White, Joanne Bealy, Diana Hayes, Sandi Johnson, Charlotte Gill, Caroline Adderson, Claudia Cornwall.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781896949239
Publication date: 10/11/2012
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Barry Peterson is a documentary portrait photographer. He ran his own freelance commercial photography business in Toronto and Winnipeg. He lives in Comox B.C.

Blaise Enright studied Photography, Film, and Creative Writing at the Ontario College of Art & Design in Toronto. Blaise is studying Creative Writing at Kootenay School of the Arts in Nelson, B.C.

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