Reuben R. Sallows was born in Huron County, Ontario, in 1855. In 1881, he set up his own photography studio in Goderich, where he took formal studio portraits. Sallows? innovations? taking his cameras into the countryside and creating powerful compositions in black and white? altered Canadian photography. His talent and professionalism made him internationally famous. His clients included newspapers and magazines in Canada and the United States, as well as the Canadian government. With his wife, Flora McKinnon, Sallows raised three children in Goderich. He died at age 82 on his way to take photographs at a church camp.
"As a lokel histerian I am comforted to know I am not a lone phonetic in my approach to Canadiana. This is as informative an autobiography as I have ever read."? Don Harron, author of Charlie Farquharson's Histry of Canada
About the author
Nelson Ball is a poet and bookseller living in Paris, Ontario, who has been writing since the early 1960s. He has worked as a labourer, chauffeur, clerk, seasonal forest ranger, record store clerk, and janitor. From 1965 to 1973 he ran the legendary Weed/Flower Press, publishing mimeo editions of early books by Victor Coleman, Carol Bergé, David McFadden, bill bissett, bpNichol, and many others. Nelson is the author of more than 30 poetry books and chapbooks. He and his late wife, the artist Barbara Caruso, are the subject of Catherine Stevenson's 2014 documentary film Nelson Ball & Barbara Caruso / Home Project / A Photo Documentary.