All the Clubs from Holyrood to Brigus (2005 - 2007)

All the Clubs from Holyrood to Brigus #18

45 color pigmented-ink prints made from scanned medium-format negatives. This series takes as its subject matter the bars and social clubs that line a 16-mile stretch of one of the oldest highways in Newfoundland, one whose communities have been buffeted by many of the major post-confederation changes: the new industries, the construction of the Trans-Canada Highway, the elimination of the Newfoundland Railway, the '70s-era emigration for high-steel jobs in the United States, the moratorium on the fishery, and the '90s-era emigration of youth to Alberta. As social centres in their communities, the architecture and demographics of the clubs reveal a contemporary rural Newfoundland that is a mixture of young and old, corporate and mom-and-pop, threadbare and shiny new.

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