Place: Lethbridge, a City on the Prairie
Douglas & McIntyre, 2002 - Landscape photography - 127 pages
Acclaimed photographer Geoffrey James spent months tracking the Prairie light while photographing the city of Lethbridge and its environs. His exquisite eye caught the changing seasons of a town and a landscape in flux. Those images, which have established his international reputation as one of the finest contemporary photog-raphers of our time, reveal something of a place, a sensibility and a harsh light that together probe to the core of the Canadian experience. The images formed the basis of a critically acclaimed exhibition, The Lethbridge Project, at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery. Now, they have been married with the powerful words of Rudy Wiebe to present a vision of the very soul of Canada, and of that Prairie experience which has so informed recent Canadian fiction. Rudy Wiebe, one of Canada's leading writers, offers an accompanying set of brief stories that draw on many layers of history as well as his personal memories to evoke the sense of place - of land, water, sky and human action - that is Lethbridge.