A Gallery of Montreal Writers
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Portraits by Terence Byrnes

Terence Byrnes is a writer and the Chair of the English Department at Concordia University, in Montreal, but he also has a life-long involvement with photography. His project of documenting turn-of-the-century Montreal writers started as editorial photographs to accompany interviews in Matrix magazine. "Literary portraiture tends to show writers as august presences in front of a studio backdrop or slightly rumpled figures against a background of bookcases or bricks," he says. "I've tried to make the subjects more purely photographic, the images more mindful of light itself."

Anne Carson

David Fennario
Julie Keith
Neil Bissoondath
Jeffrey Moore