Never Alone: Portraits of Labrador

May 2017

Tunker Campbell | Portraits of Labrador | Photo by Geoff Goodyear | Copyright 2017

“The guitar is an Epiphone Nighthawk. Got this one in Toronto when we were out for a soiree. We were playing at the foot of the CN Tower for two weeks and went to Steve’s Music in Toronto. Saw the guitar and had to have it. It had a curly maple top and the price was right, so it came home with me.

Every time I pick up a guitar is a proud moment for me. The guitar is a never ending friend for me, and I am never alone. It makes me relaxed. It’s good for my soul.”

The Tamarack Camera Club has partnered with the Labrador Institute on a photography project called The Humans of Labrador. Some of these photos will be published here as Portraits of Labrador.  The series was launched with this photo by John Graham.

Letter to Joey Smallwood

BY Shannon Webb-Campbell

Dear Joey: I’m still here and mixed

Mi’kmaq after all these years
You’re long dead, yet

Confederation couldn’t stop

Newfoundland’s ongoing

colonial violence.

You continued so unapologetically,

telling Ottawa there are no red Indians–

How do you deconstruct a sneeze?

BY Ellen Curtis

“I’M TRYING TO STRETCH out a small moment, one that only takes a second, and examine that. I’m looking at subverting traditional representations of women. Basically, looking at the expected behavior and appearance, and unpacking that.”