CITY/TOWN: Victoria

DATE OF BIRTH: Feb. 19, 1964

PLACE OF BIRTH: Los Angeles

ARRIVAL IN CANADA: 1964

ARRIVAL IN BRITISH COLUMBIA: 1994

EMPLOYMENT OTHER THAN WRITING: Photographer

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Handmade Forests, The Tree Planters' Experience (See below).

Cyr is a professional photographer who spent five years planting trees in northern and central B.C. Her pictures of alternately exhausted and exuberant treeplanters, about one-quarter of whom are women, depict the front lines of a battle in her coffee table book Handmade Forests, nominated for a B.C. Book Prize. Reminiscent of New Society's similar format book Clayoquot Mass Trials, it's a gallery of faces that collectively asserts the need for greater care in the management of forests.

Review of the author's work by BC Studies:
Handmade Forests: The Treeplanter's Experience

[BCBW 2003] "Forestry" "Photography"