Category Archives: Social documentary photography

Dance of the wankas and wamlas on the backdeck

  Huaylarsh Moderno The Huaylarsh Moderno is one of Peru’s best-loved dances and it was an honour to have this performed, along with the Marinera Norteña and Huaconada de Mito, by members of Raíces del Perú on my own back … Continue reading

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Raíces del Peru awarded Best Cultural Entry award for second time in the Calgary Stampede Parade

Raíces del Peru (Roots of Peru) entered the Calgary Stampede Parade for the first time in 2017. This time around they excelled again and won the Best Cultural Entry award for the second year running. In one of the largest … Continue reading

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Action photography from Cristina Mittermeier at the water’s edge

    Cristina Mittermeier has a fascination with water and the natural and human life that it supports. She writes about it, talks about it, and photographs it. Beautifully. While her underwater photographs of corals, schools of fish and a … Continue reading

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Intangible Cultural Heritage, Sustainability and a Dance from Peru: the Huaconada de Mito

Some might think and say this is just an obscure local dance. The Huaconada is performed in Mito, located 3,286 m high up in the Andes of Peru on just the first three days of January. Mito (Spanish for myth) … Continue reading

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Young Women Wrestling

    Madison Sartain was still in junior high school (grade 7) when she started wrestling with older girls at Bonnyville Centralized High School (BCHS). Within two years she was winning events at the University of Alberta and got the … Continue reading

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The Village Chippy in Yorkshire

Yorkshire Fish ‘n’ Chips and Beer Yorkshire Fish ‘n’ Chips, without any doubt of mind, the best in the world but there’s one sure way to make them better. And that’s to have them in the pub with some good … Continue reading

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The day after Remembrance Day

The Field of Crosses is an annual memorial to soldiers from southern Alberta who made the ultimate sacrifice and gave their lives so that we might live our lives in freedom. It is a deeply moving tribute along Memorial Drive … Continue reading

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