Archetypes by Blair Polischuk


By Blair Polischuk

  • Release Date: 2012-05-22
  • Genre: Photography
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A retrospective collection of classical black-and-white photographs by Blair Polischuk - a Canadian artist living with ALS.

With opening comments from Bryan Adams, Bruce Barnbaum Freeman Patterson, and John Sexton, Archetypes features 46 of Polischuk‚Äôs  images created from 1995 to 2010 along with his introductory monologue entitled The Sound of Light.

In 2011, Polischuk lost the use of his arms and hands to the progressive and terminal neurological disease known as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). His career path shifted from that of an active mid-career fine art photographer, to an artist living and working with ALS.

This book is dedicated to the hundreds of thousands of people around the world who are living with ALS, their families and caregivers, and to the men and women who are seeking a cure to this elusive and insidious disease.


  • Review

    By Michaelman99
    Amazing. I heard that he died from als and it's so sad I hope that his son max will be ok and keep playing great music. All in all a great book
  • Wonderful Legacy

    By Rest of Canada
    I just heard of Blair's passing on CBC radio today. It prompted me to find his book because he spoke so passionately about it and his struggle with ALS. It is a beautiful book and wonderful legacy to leave to his family who he obviously loved very much. To his son, Max carry your Dad's passion for life and the arts forward in your music.
  • Every shade of gray

    By Redwindow
    One hell of a sexy book containing deep luscious blacks and every possible sensual shade of gray!