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Freelance visual journalist. Bylines & photos @Guardian, @Reuters, @TorontoStar, @GlobeandMail & elsewhere IG:
Nov 17, 2021 5 tweets 4 min read
Saw incredible grit in Abbotsford today, as farmers and community members rallied to rescue dozens of cattle stranded by #bcflood with boats, dinghies, a jet ski and even a hover craft. Heard these scenes were playing out across the valley.
Photographed for @reuterspictures: More scenes from the great cattle rescue:
Jan 15, 2021 13 tweets 5 min read
A Thread: I spent lots of time this year thinking how we photograph poverty/ addiction/ marginalization/ etc. For @TheTyee, here’s my best attempt to distill it all into something readable:… TL/DR: People struggling within failed/ failing public systems are - like all of us - complex and human. They deserve to be seen & treated as such, not turned into anonymous, reductive symbols
May 12, 2020 9 tweets 4 min read
I spent the past weekend tracking the final days of Vancouver's Oppenheimer Park homeless encampment for @vicenews - here's what I saw:… In the days leading up to the park's closure over concerns that COVID-19 could tear through it like wildfire, activists and houseless folks staged protests over what they said was an effort to house only the most visible, not the most vulnerable
Apr 15, 2020 8 tweets 5 min read
THREAD: Meet some of the #DTES #frontlineworkers, now battling two health emergencies at once - overdoses, and #COVID19. I’m starting a portrait series to highlight some of these often #unsungheroes. Please share or DM me if you or someone you know wants to be part of it This is Thomus Donaghy, Delilah Gregg and Sharon Buchanan. Thomus and Delilah help keep people from dying of overdoses at the Molson Overdose Prevention Site and @VANDUpeople. Sharon helps the community access financial services at Pigeon Park Savings.