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Archive for July, 2009

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As a heat wave descends on British Columbia and areas of the interior become engulfed in flames the issues that surround natural disasters have been forefront in my mind and lead to this compilation. These are images of various floods that occurred between the 1880’s and the 1930’s. These photographs capture surreal moments of streets […]

Categories: environment
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This is a collection of photographs from prison archives, because these images have been preserved along with their index cards detailed information about each prisoner is accessible such as previous criminal history, current charge and sentence. Even beyond their criminal activity these documents give such personal information as occupation and place of residence, information that […]

Categories: portraits
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While in Berlin I collected a series of photographs depicting the Brandenburger Tor, images that showed this iconic gate throughout history. These images were available all over the city, tourists shops often had numerous standard post cards but the Brandenburger Tor, in particular, seemed predominate. As a tourist it is interesting to note the images […]

Categories: tourism, travel
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Living in Vancouver B.C. Canada it is difficult to escape the 2010 Olympic fever that has reached epidemic proportions since the beginning of this year. Although I am not a huge sports fan there are some games that I enjoy watching, such as baseball, which is why I have tickets this season to see a […]

Categories: gender, Woman

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Microscopic Monotony

The daily grind, those activities that plague us with monotony, we have all felt it weighing us down as we are taxed by the sameness of it all. The routines we so easily fall into, that modern life often necessities we fall into. The world functions on ordered scripts and prefixed agendas. We slot ourselves […]

Coming Down the Chimney Tonight

As the tunes of wintry nights and romantic gift giving blare from every mall and radio station it is undeniable that the holiday season is here. Living in a country full of religious and ethnic diversity this season can mean many different things. But my version of this time of year is the mistletoe, fruit […]

participant Tuskegee syphilis experiment

Smiling doctors, inoculated with infecting patients

With a soar arm and flu like symptoms I feel somewhat lucky for having survived my latest encounter with the field of medicine.¬†With a trip to Egypt planned and my nagging rationalization that contracting an incurable blood disorder would somehow ruin the adventure I plunged deep into the world of a Travel Health Clinic. Offering […]

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