Animals are present in almost every aspect of human life: our meals, our clothing, our entertainment industries, and yet they live their lives in the dark. Sometimes their suffering is hidden behind the walls of factory farms, where billions of animals live short, painful lives every year.
September 21 began dim and grey, with dampness and fog, the usual elements of a British Columbia fall. A group of travellers huddled into a 28-foot fishing boat hauling cameras and hopes. A grizzly bear. Just one.
Over the years I have handled publicity assignments for some of Canada's best known artists, authors, and, now and then, photographers. Although one shouldn't make sweeping generalizations about the personality traits of red hot artists, when it come to photographers, the best cliché is "Mum's the Word".