Heroines: The Photographs of Lincoln Clarkes

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Literary Nonfiction. Photography. Women's Studies. Winner of the City of Vancouver Book Award. HEROINES is an epic photographic documentary of the addicted women of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. In 1997, fashion and portrait photographer Lincoln Clarkes turned his lens away from the world of glamour and began documenting the dire circumstances being endured by the marginalized women living and working on the streets of Vancouver's most troubled neighborhood. The HEROINES series consists of over 400 portraits of addicted women in Vancouver's notorious Downtown Eastside, and has garnered national and international media attention. Peace Arch Entertainment produced a one- hour documentary film, Heroines: A Photographic Obsession, earlier this year for BRAVO! and Women's Television Network. The documentary opened the Leipzig Documentary Film Festival and has been screened at several other festivals since its premiere in June, 2001.

"Beauty in a beastly place"—London Observer

"Images [that] unsettled many people in a country that prides itself on its polite order and tightly woven social safety net"—BC BookWorld

"One of the most timely, necessary and respectful books ever published in British Columbia"—LA Times Magazine

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Lincoln Clarkes is an award-winning photographer (National Magazine Awards, Silver; Western Magazine Awards, Gold) who has worked in fashion while living in London and Paris, and photographed numerous celebrities, including Deborah Harry, Helmut Newton, Noam Chomsky, Lucinda Williams, and Oliver Stone. Mr. Clarkes has had solo shows in Vancouver, Toronto, and Victoria, and over a dozen group shows across the country. His photography has appeared in Details, People, The Globe & Mail, The National Post, The Vancouver Sun, Geist, Western Living, Saturday Night, High Times, subTerrain, and British Cosmo.

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