Saskatchewan: Uncommon Views by John Conway, Sharon Butala, David Carpenter & Helen Marzolf

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Saskatchewan: Uncommon Views by John Conway
Essays by Sharon Butala, David Carpenter & Helen Marzolf

obong 4to. pp. xx, 135. profusely illustrated in colour. paperback (fine condition).[Edmonton]: University of Alberta Press, [2005].


Decidedly quirky in their vision yet punctuated with breath-taking beauty these photographs rejoice in a Saskatchewan landscape known only to insiders. From brash to subtle, John Conway's keen eye for unusual detail, colour, and irony celebrates an unsung landscape with warm affection and brilliant light. With essays by Sharon Butala, David Carpenter, and Helen Marzolf, this fine blending of text and image will both surprise and invite wonder on the occasion of Saskatchewan's centennial. "John Conway's photos, startlingly original in their view of this province, have captured exactly what strangers have failed to see." Sharon Butala "These images speak eloquently to me of the hopes of people like my grandparents, hopes dashed and tattered and rising once again, upbeat and sassy." David Carpenter