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Aaron Sidorenko: Calgary Artist

I first met Aaron just over 2 years ago when we both had exhibitions at the Okotoks Art Gallery. Aaron is a Calgary Artist whose paintings are no less than incredible with an amazing talent for painting portraiture. I will not even begin to describe his work as you need to see it for yourself […]

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January 8, 2013 - 5:11 pm

Janice lovely environmental portraits, I love the detail and clarity yet if feels like a very old studio!

Stranger Series: Balvir Shargill

I came across Balvir by chance one evening while I was photographing an event late one evening in downtown Calgary. While I was outside on Ninth Avenue waiting for my ride, I noticed a man through a set of tall floor to ceiling windows next to the restaurant. I assumed the man was South Asian […]

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Stranger Series: Tyler Lemermeyer the bicylce courier

When the Art Gallery of Calgary ( ) asked me to exhibit my stranger series, I was a little nervous due to the fact that I had only FOUR weeks to photograph EIGHT people. Now this does not seem like a massive responsibility but think of it like this. I had to find individuals […]

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Bihari Refugee Camp

Posted: 12 Dec 2011 04:24 AM PST This series of images is of the Bihari refugee camp in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Having trouble getting detailed information from some of the residents, I did some research and found a fantastic article on this particular topic. Now I have never been in a refugee camp and from what […]

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February 16, 2012 - 9:51 am

Vitalia Remember to Play. Fun is Free. We are printing that and putting it up. What a great reminder! Beautiful people and great capture of the place, full of energy and interaction!


May 10, 2012 - 11:52 pm

Stephanie Loewen So much story told in these posts and so proud to have such phenomenal talent here in Calgary- coupled with passion and compassion.

May 22, 2012 - 8:55 am

Brad Calkins My wife spent a year working in Dhaka at a local school in 2000, and I came with her to volunteer where I could. We will never forget the amazing hospitality of everyone we met…

March 4, 2013 - 4:07 pm

Sharon reib Remember to Play. What a life statement. I bought this photograph because it spoke to me on many levels.
I love children and their innocence. This young refugee boy seemed so happy despite his circumstances. Was he even aware that his circumstances might be construed by others as difficult?
Play is such a powerful concept. We learn through play – we grow and explore and experience and make meaning. And its free!

Thank you Jeremy
Sharon, Calgary

March 31, 2013 - 10:35 am

banazeer i love all these pictures!

January 8, 2014 - 10:09 am

Muhammad Imran Khan “Remember to Play” is the best and energetic. I am so sorry for my people stranded there and our Govt. just doing their sh***y business.

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Pabna Mental Institution.

Posted: 30 Nov 2011 01:20 AM PST The festival of Eid was just coming to an end and I thought it would be a great time to head out of Dhaka for five days and do a little exploring. I took an overnight bus from Dhaka all the way up to Tetulia which is located […]

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February 16, 2012 - 9:54 am

Vitalia Last Image….WOW!!! Interesting topic but the light in this post is AMAZING!!!!

September 5, 2014 - 3:36 am

rupkotha Touched, can’t express in words

November 17, 2015 - 10:20 am

Comet […] feel ashamed to tell you that, people actually go there to see a real mad person as if it’s a  zoo, although I overheard that rules have been changed and no more public visits are allowed. Access is […]