|Robertson Davies by Arnaud Maggs|
This year he was given a major retrospective of his work at the National Gallery in Ottawa and won the $50,000 Scotiabank Photography Prize; according to a story by Martin Knelman in the Toronto Star, there will be a solo Maggs exhibit at the 2013 edition of the Contact photography festival and a book published of his images.
Maggs was a graphic designer and commercial fashion photographer before moving into more editorial magazine work.
"Maggs achieved popularity and acclaim for his signature portrait series, in which multiple images of a famous subject — such as artist Joseph Beuys and critic Northrop Frye — were presented in unsmiling, grid-like arrangements."
At right, above, is Maggs' portrait of author and Master of Massey College Robertson Davies, published in The City magazine, October 1977