Photographer and crystal artist Mark Raynes Roberts has created a series of portraits entitled ILLUMINATION – Portraits of Canadian Authors and Literature.
“Literature is an art of illumination. Every author wants to shed light on some truth no matter what form the writing takes: fiction or non-fiction. Writing is a pursuit of knowledge and understanding; the desire to bring attention to a story that needs to be told, whether it be about a person, an imagined life, an issue, a part of our history or the human condition. This is why literature is important. We’re not only enriched by it; we’re connected by it.”
ILLUMINATION – “Portraits of Canadian Authors and Literature” will be exhibited this coming Fall, at the Gardiner Museum, the Toronto Reference Library and at the International Festival of Authors, Harbourfront Centre, presenting 150 Canadian author portraits celebrating Canada’s literary community.