Evidence of Habitation explores informal housing and homelessness in Edmonton, the provincial capital of Alberta, Canada. The project reveals the signs of individuals as they seek refuge in the interstitial spaces of the city. The photos document the physical and symbolic processes of place-making in wooded areas, ravines, alleyways, and under bridges across the four seasons.
By documenting the material conditions of temporary housing, the photos challenge the “otherness” that accompanies the discourse on homelessness—while also raising questions such as: What is a home? Who is a neighbour? Who has the rightful access to the resources and bounty of the City? What responsibilities do we have to our fellow citizens?
The work has recently been exhibited at City Hall (See: CBC article) and has been recognised by the News Photographers Association of Canada in the 2018 National Pictures of the Year Awards Competition. The series has also been recognized by the State of the World Px3 Paris Photography Prize and will be part of an itinerant exhibition that will start from Paris and will travel to multiple destinations around the world, beginning with Taiwan in August 2019.