Album Rock: Looking back through the lens of Paul-Émile Miot by Matthew HollettAlbum Rock: Looking back through the lens of Paul-Émile Miot by Matthew Hollett

Album Rock: Looking back through the lens of Paul-Émile Miot

byMatthew Hollett

Paperback | September 26, 2018

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Part art history, part road trip, and part detective story, AlbumRock began when Matthew Hollett stumbled across an intriguing photograph from the 1850s on the website of the Corner Brook Museum and Archives.<_o3a_p>


Paul-Émile Miot was one of the first photographers to visit Newfoundland. His photo Rocher peint par les marins français (Rock painted by French sailors) shows the word Album painted on a prominent rock in Sacred Bay, on Newfoundland’s Great Northern Peninsula. Over 160 years later, the landmark is still known as Album Rock. But what’s the story behind this curious scene? And who are the sailors posing on the rock?<_o3a_p>


A lively and insightful work of creative nonfiction and poetry, AlbumRock touches on the history of photography in Newfoundland, Miot’s travels around the French Shore, and the power of naming in shaping our perceptions of a place. It’s also a celebration of curiosity and the joy of delving into the mystery of a peculiar photograph.<_o3a_p>

Matthew Hollett is an award-winning writer and visual artist in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. Album Rock is his first book.  Matthew won the 2018 Ralph Gustafson Prize forBest Poem. He was awarded the 2018 Cox & Palmer Sparks Creative WritingAward and the Landfall Trust Residency.  His poetry collection, Optic Nerve, won the 2...
Title:Album Rock: Looking back through the lens of Paul-Émile MiotFormat:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 8 × 9 × 0.3 inPublished:September 26, 2018Publisher:Boulder PublicationsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:177523455X

ISBN - 13:9781775234555

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