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Unfortunately, for many veterans, homelessness is a sad reality on the streets of Calgary

Unfortunately, for many veterans, homelessness is a sad reality It’s hard to imagine someone who served our country in the military living on the streets. Unfortunately, for many veterans, homelessness is a sad reality. Accurate data about the number of homeless veterans in Canada remains elusive, but various studies peg the number at between 3,000 and 5,000 people, about 10…

Calgary, 62 years of memories

Married for 60 years It never ceases to amaze me the things people talk about, or the memories and stories people share with me, on the streets of Calgary. Some are funny, some are sad but many like that of Nikolai remind me of the good in people. Nikolai is of Russian origin but emigrated to Canada 62 years ago,…

Something missing in his life

Gerard was sitting on a park bench in Central Memorial Park when I stopped to ask him if I could shoot his portrait. He was happy to oblige and just wanted to know why I wanted his photo. I explained that as a street photographer I always enjoyed talking to people and that I was documenting the stories of people…

Security…!

This is Shaun who was working security for one of the large office building here in Calgary. Shaun was fascinated to hear about what we were photographing and flicked through my latest zine as l explained I was a street photographer. He told me that it made a change to chat with someone who wasn’t telling him to “f” off…

Sky high

I bumped into Sky outside the Wednesday Room on Stephen Ave. Sky was out delivering her resume to local restaurants and bars. She told me that she’s had a lot of experience working in the retail and catering sector; and was very hopeful of picking up some work before Christmas. I wished her luck but not before grabbing a quick…

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