RoadsBook - 2011
In a country as vast and diverse as Canada, the road is symbolic of those things that connect us: our human urges to conquer, to overcome, to appropriate, to build, to make a mark, to communicate, to connect, to carve out territory, and above all, to get somewhere.
In Roads , Mark Schacter uses the powerful medium of photography to explore these stories of human ambition and the desire to create a shared existence among natural landscapes, at once harsh, desolate, and beautiful. Along the journey, he seeks to capture a sense of place, musing on how roads and their landscapes can reveal aspects of the multi-layered and elusive "Canadian essence."
Schacter's photographs-taken on, beside, and above roads all across Canada-are poignant and reflective. Depicting scenes of urban intensity, small-town community, and wild grandeur, the photographs included in this striking collection will take the reader on a road trip along the meandering curves of the Canadian sense of self.