04 June 2007

Promoting My Canadian Heritage

"Stock Photo of a canadian Flag waving on an Outhouse with a View during sunset. The Outhouse is the best seat on the property because it overlooks the Strait of Belle which separates Newfoundland from Labrador. " © Rolf Hicker

My maternal grandfather Harold Jones migrated with many other Canadians from the Maritimes down into central New England to work in the textile mills that then existed. (Today, this no doubt would been seen as a great plaid, Molson-swilling, 'Hey'-saying hord, even more threatening to American culture than the Latin American's streaming acrcoss the borders in the Southwest!) My current relatives are part of a long line of undertakers on P.E.I. ...

My sidebar has for some time now included links to several interesting publications from the motherland - e.g., Brick and The Walrus - as well as to a dormant Canadian photo-venue. Today (thanks to Tim Atherton over at Muse-ings) I've learned of a promising, new -ish Canadian photography magazine - Magenta - that I can add to my links. You already will have found Prefix there. Both publications seem well worth checking out - although as Tim notes, they seem to have limited circulation/distribution.

In any case, Tim, from P.E.I. it seems somewhat parochial to refer to Toronto as the "East"!
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P.S: A comment from Jeremy Tan alerted me to yet another new photo magazine from the great north - Photosho

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Blogger tim atherton said...

In any case, Tim, from P.E.I. it seems somewhat parochial to refer to Toronto as the "East"!

I think "Upper Canada" has a similar view of PEI - merely potatoes and Anne of Green Gables... :-)

BTW - on The Walrus (which is a sort of Canadian HArpers), it has some very good photography fairly often (okay, I've worked for them before...) - but they recently acquired Bree Seeley as photo editor - she's great (and an old colleague). She spent some time in Europe, at Chris Boot publishing (think Saddam Hussein Watches by Parr) and as Editorial Director at Magnum UK before coming back to Canada.

For instance, they are currently showcasing the work of Peter Fraser on their website

http://alecsoth.com/blog/2007/06/03/jeffrey-ladd-peter-fraser/

http://www.walrusmagazine.com/articles/2007.06-online-exclusive-bonus-photos-for-peaking-on-the-prairies-part-ii/

which I'm sure is all Bree's doing

04 June, 2007 14:48  
Blogger tim atherton said...

"I think "Upper Canada" has a similar view of PEI - merely potatoes and Anne of Green Gables... :-)"

by which I mean "Upper Canada" tends to have a superior attitude to everywhere that isn't.. Upper Canada

04 June, 2007 16:31  
Blogger Jeremy Tan said...

There is also another new Canadian photography magazine called Photosho. They published their first issue a few months ago, and are now taking submissions for issue 2. Website is here: http://www.photosho.ca/

04 June, 2007 20:37  
Blogger Jim Johnson said...

Thanks Jeremy! And you too Tim!

04 June, 2007 22:00  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it "eh," not, "hey," eh?

After reading "My current relatives are part of a long line of undertakers on P.E.I.," everything is beginning to fall into place!

08 June, 2007 09:15  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

P.s. I am not trying to imply that those from Hockeyland don't know how to use the conjunction "it's." That is just my own careless lack of even a cursory proofreading.

08 June, 2007 09:21  

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