A Ribbon of Highway

A Photographic Exploration of Canadian Identity

By (author): Taylor Roades
ISBN 9781771605793
Hardcover | Publication Date: April 11, 2023
Book Dimensions: 8.5 in. x 11 in.
176 Pages
$40.00 CAD

About the Book

An adventurous and thoughtful photographic exploration of Canada and Canadian identity.

This collection of images, taken over a decade and in every corner of the country, explores and questions what being a Canadian means. The photographs depict Taylor’s poignantly observed, first-person experience, visiting both recognizable and remote places that vary drastically in geography, history, socio-economic status, and overarching lifestyle.

Roades intrigues the viewer with images of the cultural threads that hold Canada together, and effortlessly weaves local idiosyncrasies together with iconic landscapes from coast to coast. If you have travelled in any part of Canada, you will see something delightfully familiar, and in a country with so much to explore somewhere new to add to your list.

About the Author(s)

Taylor Roades has been a working photographer since the age of twenty, and has travelled the world with her camera. Her love of travel, her curiosity in the realms of the sciences, and her compassion for issues related to climate change have led to a variety of documentary-style assignments across the globe. She was a part of Canada C3, a 150-day voyage around the three coasts of Canada on a retired Coast Guard icebreaker, and worked with Hasselblad in South Africa on the launch of their new X1D II camera. Her work has been featured in countless publications, including Maclean’s, The Guardian, The Narwhal, Canadian Wildlife, PhotoED, and Beside. She spent her time during the pandemic working on A Ribbon of Highway, her first book. Originally from Toronto, Taylor now lives and runs a photo studio in Victoria, British Columbia.