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Canada 150

 Every year Canada celebrates the anniversary of the July 1, 1867 enactment of the Constitution Act, then called the British North America Act.July 1 is the national day of Canada called Canada Day and referred to as "Canada's birthday".This year 2017, Canada celebrates the 150th anniversary. Prior to European colonization by French and British,various aboriginal people had inhabited what is now Canada. In present days, Canada is truly a multicultural country and a collection of several... continue reading

The world of walls

       When the Berlin Wall was torn down more than a quarter-century ago, there were still 16 border fences around the world. Today, there are 65 walls either completed or under construction according to Quebec University research.      I have only seen and photographed one of the walls that is the US-Mexico border fence. And, I had been questioned and hand searched after taking my photos.       Recent rising fences around the EU are just the reminder that we are still... continue reading

Tracking the family history

For many of us from mixed races, there is a desire to know from where you came. What did your ancestors do? Were they famous or important?My family history has been the subject of much debate and mystery for as long as I can remember. One side of the family came from Ireland in the 1860s to Australia. Those who had any first hand knowledge of why they left their homeland and spent months on a dirty boat going to an uncultured and distant land is only a guess. They came, using incorrect names.... continue reading

Protest and Rally Photos

Living in Washington D.C. gives me the opportunity to attend many protests most notably the protest against immigration laws enacted to deport illegal aliens.So how does one take photos without requiring model releases from the crowd?The best way is to shoot from behind so that no one is recognizable.Otherwise you can shoot just one person from the front and try to get a release.Some photographers just shoot the protest sign eliminating the crowd by pointing their camera upwards.Be sure... continue reading

Don't Fall

Recently visited Ellis Island in New Jersey. What a great place to visit - all the history and all the people that passed through those halls. Toward the end of the day, we took a stairway down to another floor and I look over the railing and was impressed with the dizzying view. This photo resulted.I can't help but contemplate all the various immigrants that passed through these stairs - peering over them with a little bit of vertigo just as I did many years later.Here's a topic for discussion... continue reading

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