December 23rd, 2011
City in Pictures
In the years between 2006 and 2011, Calgary boomed big and busted badly. For those five years, the population held on and shifted a little closer to discovering itself. It’s five years that resonated with George Webber and Aritha van Herk.
The photographer and author teamed-up to create book In this Place. Words from van Herk introduce photos from Webber that together share a story of Calgary showcasing both the overlooked and the obvious. Signs with peeling paint, the flash of the Stampede, the unrealized promise of shiny new condos downtown and the personalities of restaurants in the northeast are all represented with nary a Calgary Tower in sight.
The book represents history that we all just lived through. It’s a great gift for visitors or diehard Calgarians. —Jaelyn Molyneux
$40 at www.amazon.ca