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Alan’s alleys & graffiti

February 27th, 2017

In his Freedom in East Vancouver, The Photography and Writing of Alan Fossen (Vancouver: Electromagnetic Print, $65), photographer Al Fossen has documented the eastside of Vancouver via “people, posters, protests and places” during the 1980s and 1990s. In 110 full-colour pages, he highlights “alleys and graffiti” to reflect an era in which citizens dealt with counteracting 20th century racism, colonialism, fascism and “the modern capitalist state which fuels war and criminalizes the poor.” It is intended to reflect the resiliency of the human spirit.

This book will be launched at Cafe Deux Soleils on March 19th.

One Response to “Alan’s alleys & graffiti”

  1. Larry Grist says:

    Hi Al – just thinking about the old days in Abby so I looked you up. Hope all is well. Lila and I live in Vernon now (married 57 years as of a few days ago – and thinking about you too, as my best man) not too far from our kids and grandkids. I stumbled upon a write-up on Ed and Louise’s farm so it brought back further memories of lots of people. Take care and all the best.

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