Brian Harris - Illustrator

Award-winning photographer Brian Harris lives in Vancouver with his wife, Paula Ford. The photographs he takes are used to help charitable organizations raise awareness and create a better world to live in: the photographs he took in Tibet and India are helping Seva Canada restore eyesight to people who are blind. They do this with cataract operations. His photographs of sustainable farms and city growers are helping FarmFolk/CityFolk return the community to better ways of growing and eating local food.

One day, writer Deborah Hodge called Brian to order the calendar he had created for FarmFolk/CityFolk. After telling him about her work as a children's book author, Brian suggested that they work together to create a children's book about sustainable farming. Deborah was excited about the idea, and the pair have now worked together to create two books for Kids Can Press that will help FarmFolk/CityFolk create a better way of growing food on local farms and in our own neighborhoods and backyards.

When he's not taking photographs, Brian and his wife, Paula, enjoy growing food and flowers on their large balcony deck that sits on the roof of their housing co-op building.

Up We Grow!

2011 - Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize, BC Book Prizes, Short-listed
2011 - Information Book Award, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada, Short-listed
2011 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner

Watch Me Grow!

2012 - Green Earth Award, Newton Marasco Foundation, Short-listed
2012 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner

Non-fiction