Festival of Life

Literary Fetes in Images

Andrea MacPherson Reads at the Tree Reading Series, Ottawa on 22 April 2008.

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Festival of Life Gallery

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About The Photographer


John W. Macdonald is the unofficial photographer of Ottawa’s literary Scene. Although not a writer like Carl Van Vechten, he is still to Ottawa what the former was to the Harlem Renaissance in terms of visual arts. His lenses are indispensable to the archiving of Ottawa’s unfolding scribal history.

“I don’t listen to what art critics say. I don’t know anybody who needs a critic to find out what art is.”

– Jean-Michel Basquiat
Featured Artist

Two Urchins

– Paula Franzini