Only Spectators

June 2017

Portraits of Labrador | Photo by Mavis Penney | D’s Landing, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL | Copyright 2017

Darrell Bennett is a Happy Valley-Goose Bay businessman. He recently sold his family store and gas-bar to his daughter and son-in-law, but he is still active in wholesaling and distributing foods, which is why he was in the store on a Sunday afternoon, getting a snack. I said, “So, you’re still working, then.” “Yes,” he laughed, “I haven’t won the lottery yet!”

“Stand next to this beer cooler for a photo,” I said, “next to the winning team.” And he did, but not before he pointed out that they, along with his own favorite NHL team, had both been put out in Round 1 of the hockey playoffs. “Broke my heart,” he said, “but what can you do? We’re only spectators.”

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.

Scavenged art

BY Ellen Curtis

WHEN PEOPLE COME to me after seeing my art, and I get to use found material, they might bring me broken things or stuff that’s been kicking around their house, and then I get to make something out of that.