Back to Canada -with a purpose

In less than a month, I’ll be experiencing some serious reverse culture shock when
I head back to Canada for a dream assignment, of sorts.

I’m heading back in June to spend a couple months in Canada, and in particular, in my hometown Wallaceburg, Ontario, where I’ll be on assignment documenting the town during a time of recession for Canadian Geographic.

Things have come oddly full circle for me. My very first project as a photojournalist was to document my town of about 11,000 in a 24 hour time period with a group of photographers back in my early high school days.

I have to say, I’m really looking forward to this opportunity, and returning to live temporarily in a town that I’ve spent the last decade trying to run away from:)

I’m a bit nervous about documenting the people and the town that I know, and spent 18 years in, but very excited to return home, hang with my parents, and re-coop from six months on the road. I plan to return to India to continue to work on a book project on Kashmir’s Half Widows, which is currently in progress, then take it from there.

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  1. Jen

    Hey I came across your blog while reading the CKDP website. I just wanted to say that I am so excited for you regarding the Canadian Geographic assignment. That is fantastic and from looking at your photos, I think you’re going to do an excellent job!

    I’m adding you to my blogroll, by the way.

    May 23, 2009 @ 10:13 pm

  2. Veronique Mandal

    Hi Brent,
    Congratulations on your success.
    I would like to talk with you. COuld you email me with a contact number.

    Jul 27, 2009 @ 1:16 pm