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Wade Davis receives the 2017 George Ryga Award

Wade Davis receives the 2017 George Ryga Award

May 2017

Congratulations to Wade Davis, who has been awarded the 2017 George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature for his most recent book, Wade Davis: Photographs.

This stunning collection of photos, taken by Davis throughout his 40-year career as an anthropologist, provides a diverse and impressive catalogue of cultures and practices from around the world. Accompanied by powerful essays from Davis, these intimate portraits of family and community life tell the story of the human condition across the globe: from sacred tribal initiations, to love songs sung by warriors on mountaintops, to silent prayer in forgotten temples.

The George Ryga Award recognizes a BC writer who has achieved an outstanding degree of social awareness in a book published in the previous year. The prize, named for the twentieth-century Canadian playwright and novelist, George Ryga, will be presented at the Vancouver Public Library on June 29, 2017.

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