“Our League, Our Country” captures the flavour of the game, its traditions, its people and their stories in each of the CFL markets.
delivering on so much of what makes the historic league distinct – from local game-day rituals, to deep-rooted rivalries.
by photographer Johany Jutras. She did a self-funded, cross-country trip across Canada documenting the Canadian Football League for this book.
Coffee table book.
“Our League, Our Country” captures the flavour of the game, its traditions, its people and their stories in each of the CFL markets.Over 400 images.
Stories by renown authors.
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In the book, the all-access ride is truly Canadiana, from local game-day rituals, to deep-rooted rivalries and how families and friends have a united bond with their favourite teams.
Included in each chapter, from each CFL city, is a featured text from a renowned, local football writer on what the game means to that city.
(Writers: Herb Zurkowsky, Matthieu Proulx, Don Campbell, Mike Sutherland, Duane Forde, Don Landry, Bob Irving, Darrell Davis, Ian Busby, Terry Jones, Lowell Ullrich and Arash Madani)
“Never before has a book gone on a journey from Montreal to Vancouver – and all points in between – to immortalize what makes the CFL the heartbeat of Canadian sport. In “Our League, Our Country,” you’ll feel the emotion, competition and community, which separate the CFL from any other.”
As seen in “Our League, Our Country”.
Some images you can find inside the book that is renowned as the preeminent coffee table book about the Canadian Football League.
Flip through a few pages of the book.
about this project
Photographer Johany Jutras had a vision, she had a dream. Travel across Canada with her cameras. Visit all the CFL cities and capture the emotion of a country captivated by a unique brand of football. Over the course of a football season, she went from Montreal to Vancouver. Driving more than 10,000 km and with more than 20 airplane and train trips, she created a 124-page hardcover book, Our League, Our Country: A country’s emotions at the football field, as seen through her lens.
About the creator
Johany Jutras began getting serious about photography in 2011. Looking to capture human emotions and intensity, she turned her lenses toward sports, finding those qualities in abundance. She recently did a self-funded, cross-country trip across Canada documenting the Canadian Football League. She turned this experience into a successful book titled “Our League, Our Country.” Johany is currently the Toronto Argonauts team photographer and a travelling photographer for the CFL. A native of Drummondville, Quebec, she now divides her time living and working in Toronto and Montreal.