Former Canadian newspaper photo reporter shares memories

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J. Kevin Dunn, like many Canadian journalists, began his career as a photojournalist in the local newspaper, The Times-Herald of the town of Moose-Joe in Saskatchewan. He began work back in 1989, before the era of word processors and digital photography. The Times-Herald newspaper has become a real school life for a photojournalist. The photos appeared manually in the dark room, and the articles were typed on a typewriter (which, moreover, often missed the letter i). Unfortunately, the 128-year-old history of the newspaper ended last year its last issue was released on December 6th. The photographer shared archival images of the era of the beginning of his work in this newspaper. The bench in front of the Moose-Joe City Hall was a popular spot.

 These men often sat on the bench and watched the parades. This photo became popular because everyone had a friend or relative who “looks like one of these guys.” The picture was later published in a variety of newspapers across the country. “Places in the first row.” Moose-Joe accident, 1990. Important news rarely happened in Moose Joe. This “catastrophe” was very close to what photographers from big cities do. The press loves such events, the locals do not really. The street shadows of Moose-Jo, 1990. Saturday photo-column consisted of a number of abstract images that often looked “suspended”. Newspaper photographers in small towns had the opportunity to display this kind of creativity. These photos are often cut and pasted into memorable albums.

Three ladies, Moose-Joe, 1990. The old Army Navy supermarket on the main street of Moose Joe looked like a museum of modern history. Togla these three dummies reminded the author of the scene from the gas chamber. The photo was also published in the Saturday column, though not without criticism. Ice cream, Moose Joe, 1990. The author had to take a photo to illustrate the weather on one of the spring days. When this picture was submitted, the editors were slightly discouraged. The photo was very different from the common cliche “smiling child with ice cream.” Participants of the dog show, Moose Joe, 1990. The author was directed by a press photographer to a dog show.

It was the best photo that also appeared in the Saturday column. The Prairie dog, Moose Joe, 1990. This photograph was posted under “What is it?” Such pictures were traditional in the Prairies. All that had to be done was to stop in time. Two old friends, two pairs of skates, hand-made gates what could be better? A washing day, Moose-Jo, 1990. A traditional picture of everyday life. The author reflected the unusualness of ordinary scenes by including subtle nuances, for example, this picture makes the turkey more balanced in the grass. Cont. Corner: This is a picture of Richard Armstrong was made in the spring of 1990. Richard has been a gas station ranger at Con’s Corner near Assiniboy in Saskatchewan since he was a boy. This popular roadside station was equipped with a bar and ice cream counter. Since then, the business has repeatedly changed owners, but with one condition Richard was supposed to stay.