I saw the first photographs from Lincoln Clarkes’ monumental series “Heroines” the day after his initial exhibition closed. That was the day I met Lincoln as well. The curator at Vancouver’s Helen Pitt Gallery hadn’t taken the show down yet, and Lincoln showed me around. We became friends almost right away, and the photographs in the show, and then others as he continued to shoot these portraits, were published in an ezine I edited at the time called Ellavon.
That was in July 1998. Several dozen of these photographs appeared in a small book published by Anvil Press in 2002.
Now the world can see a much more extensive collection of photographs from the series, in Heroines Revisited (also published by Anvil). It is an absolutely marvelous book, an important one, a series of humbling and heartbreaking revelations.