Archetypes (ebook edition)
A retrospective collection of classical black-and-white photographs by Blair Polischuk – a Canadian artist living with ALS.
With opening comments from Bryan Adams, Bruce Barnbaum, Freeman Patterson, and John Sexton, Archetypes features 46 of Polischuk’s images created from 1995 to 2010 along with his introductory monologue entitled The Sound of Light.
In 2011, Polischuk lost the use of his arms and hands to the progressive and terminal neurological disease known as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). His career path shifted from that of an active mid-career fine art photographer, to an artist living and working with ALS.
This book is dedicated to the hundreds of thousands of people around the world who are living with ALS, their families and caregivers, and to the men and women who are seeking a cure to this elusive and insidious disease.
“The sign of a real artist is to be able to catch things in everyday life that most of us might not notice, and turn them into art. Blair Polischuk does this with his photos of nature.”
- Bryan Adams
“It is not often that I have had students with the degree of intensity, dedication and enthusiasm that I saw in Blair Polischuk, so it was no surprise to watch him creating his own path of incisive seeing and deep personal expression…and imparting his wonderful insights to others. Blair showed me early on that he was not only dedicated to his own work, but equally dedicated to helping others ﬁnd their own means of expression.”
- Bruce Barnbaum
“Through his music and his photographs Blair Polischuk has long expressed his joy in the creativity that comes with the gift of life. This book is another way he says “thank you” for the gift. It expresses Blair’s profound conviction that, however challenged a person may become physically, the desire and the power to create are always vibrantly alive in a willing mind.”
- Freeman Patterson
“Good photographs reveal not only that which is front of the camera – the subject – but also more importantly that which is behind the camera – the photographer. The images in Archetypes reveal the heart, soul, and spirit of Blair Polischuk.”
- John Sexton
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