Kinney ~ Unrequited
Documents of Life in the Bay of Fundy and the Minas Basin
|June 15 through August 3, 2002|
Children walked to a two room school. When not studying, children played Monopoly or wandered the beaches of the Bay of Fundy and the Minas Basin in the summer and winter. Church consumed Sunday. Life was plain but this changed in September, 1939. Canada entered the war along side Great Britain to fight Nazi Germany,
in retirement, Moreen and I return often to the Bay of Fundy and the
adjacent Minas Basin to visit with the few relatives that remain and
friends who likewise, return to relive memories. Moreen vividly
remembers neighbor homes, the smell of freshly baked pies and children
playing, in contrast with today's often vacated homes and near empty
streets. These recent photographs depict her unrequited memories of life
in rural Nova Scotia.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Following retirement, Ed has had several one man and multi-artist shows, mostly images of Middle Eastern men, a region he frequents as the San Francisco Bay Area's editor for International Travel News magazine. Ed is basically a self-taught photographer acknowledging the wonderful assistance Dorothy Mayers, Andrea McLaughlin and Raphael Shevelev have provided, especially in preparing this show; his first venture into black and white photography.
During 45 years of marriage, Moreen Kinney often described her youth, quite different from his experiences while growing up in the coal fields of West Virginia. This documentary is Ed Kinney's on-going attempt to visualize Moreen's childhood believing the realism of black and white best captures life in the Bay of Fundy, as uncomplicated now as it was in the 1940's.
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