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A Canadian memoir of black and white in America's unhappiest city, 1966–2011. Gold medal winner at the 40th Annual National Magazine Awards. more

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Sara Cassidy examines the entire history of self-portraiture in Canada (from Geist 98, on newsstands now). more

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From the essay "Lonely Man", Foncie took three photos of a man named Osvaldo during the 1950s. more

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L.B. Foote fled Newfoundland to avoid life as a cod fisherman and became Winnipeg's best-known photographer, chronicling Boomtown's growth, energy and struggles. more

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VIFF 2012: Tectonics

Border landscapes - fraught but beautiful more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

In his series of photographs entitled Disassembly, Todd McLellan creates portraits of discarded technology by taking apart used devices and meticulously laying them out, or dropping them from the ceiling. more

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Modern photography is steeped in the instantaneous: exposures are so brief that the unassisted eye in the same interval (less than half a second) would see nothing. The modern photograph always shows us what we have never seen before, hence its etern more

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The resource towns along the west coast of Canada— those that have survived, and those that haven't— tell a story of land's end, as a place and as a possibility. more

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Who compiled the found photo album of women who worked together at the potato chip factory in the 1940s? The answer is in the images, but you have to know where to look. more

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In Afghanistan there is a fifth season that begins in spring, continues through summer and fall, then ebbs in winter: it's called the fighting season. more

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The city we know as Vancouver sits in the delta of the fraser river valley on village sites that date back to mesopotamian times. more

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For centuries the Saharawis have called the desert home, but they don't belong here. At least not on this side of the Wall. Nominated for the 2010 National Magazine Awards. more

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Cambodian children flashing smiles in front of mass graves are superimposed on pages of my journal. The effect is so eerie that it takes me a while to realize I am looking at double exposures—I must have put that roll of film through my camera twice. more

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In the spring of 2008, Anne Grant began photographing a group of adjoining apartment buildings occupying a single lot on Beatrice Street in Cedar Cottage, a residential neighbourhood on the east side of Vancouver. more

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Photographs from the Butterfly Garden in Sri Lanka, a retreat for children traumatized by the civil war. more

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Photos from the Hard Rock Mining Belt in Northwestern Ontario and Northeastern Quebec. more

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How do you know you’re a collector? When the thing itself is secondary to the act of finding it. more

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Christopher Grabowski set up a portrait studio in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, Canada's poorest urban neighbourhood, and took portraits of the inhabitants. more

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During the King Edward Hotel's last year, George Webber became interested in the men who had managed to fashion homes of a kind in the decaying structure, which was finally condemned by the City of Calgary as unfit for habitation. more

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Last year Christopher Grabowski returned to Poland, which is his native country, after an absence of ten years. He found Warsaw to be exciting and vibrant and a scene of great cultural activity. more

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