Vancouver Downtown Eastside (33 images)

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My project started with a chance encounter with the one-armed bandit. He asked me for a photo of him and his love, a much older woman who couldn't return it the way he wanted her to. They still loved each other, though, and since she wouldn't be around much longer, he wanted a document of their time together.

This is a series of portraits from the Vancouver Downtown Eastside, Canada's poorest neighbourhood. They are of friends and strangers, taken mainly in the fall of 2006 and...
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