Dear Divisions 17 and 18,
Please take a look at the article in the link here
Fred Herzog was a photographer who worked in Vancouver in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. This article, called “Lost Vancouver”, shares some of his best known images.
Choose the one that stands out the most for you in this article, OR do your own research and find a different image of Herzog’s.
In your blog post, indicate the title of the photograph you have chosen and the year it was taken.
After that, please use at least 3-4 sentences to explain what you think this image tells you about Vancouver, being specific about what parts of the image give you this information, or what supported your inferences.
Here is mine:
I chose to write about “Squatter, Railroad Tracks, 1961” because it shows a side of Vancouver that we still rarely see in pictures. I think this picture shows how Vancouver’s waterfront has come to mean so many things, and how surprising it is that the most valuable real estate in the city was once home to squatters and homeless people who built their own shelters. I see more evidence for this in the fact that the shoreline across the water is also empty, which tells me that the development of the city was happening in places other than the waterfront. I see some industry taking place on the other side of the water, and I’m curious about what is being made there. I also notice that the railroad tracks are shiny and clear of weeds which helps me understand that it’s used frequently and maybe is a main method of transportation or industry.
We look forward to your responses,