Rick Blacklaws was born in Calgary, Alberta, and came to BC thirty years ago to complete his graduate studies in archaeology. During that time he has also travelled BC, photographing the province in all its regions and seasons. Trained in landscape photography, Rick creates images that document people and their relationship to the land. Ranchland  is his third book; his most recent title, The Fraser River  (text by Alan Haig-Brown), won the 1997 Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Book Prize. [Harbour Publishing, 2002].