The Streets of Winnipeg

It was great to re-visit Winnipeg this October 2013.  Starbucks, Grove Bar, Keg, Cholestrol Café, iDE office, Stella’s on Sherbrook, Tall Grass Prairie, FORKS, Donwood Manor, McNally’s – I managed them all, and some more than once. 

 I/we have so many friends and relatives (who are also friends) in Winnipeg.  Many were more than happy to acquire a copy of “Going to Market”, and it was fun to vicariously share the excitement of rural / food markets in some of the Asian, African and Central American countries many of us have frequented.  That felt affirming.

 Since I have morphed into a street photographer, I spent time every day on the streets looking for those special subjects who would consent to be photographed for my daily photoblog – www.blipfoto.com/raspberryjefe ).  So now, back in Colorado, I have these photographic memories of fascinating street occurrences.  For those of you curious about these “street people”, here’s a partial list:

First Nations:

 Others:

So that’s a lot of links.    It might be easier to go into the blog site just once and then tab right or left to see the others.  There are more photos buried in Flickr links inside these blipfoto’s so if you have time, explore further.  I had short conversations with eight of the nine persons / groups listed above.  Winnipeg is a very diverse and very human and very interesting place.  It felt like community with depth and intrigue. 

 Oh, and I was honored to have three “street photos” included in McNally’s new photo book, “Winnipeg by Winnipeg”. 

 Until next time.

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About Al Doerksen

I'm sort of a vocational tramp; my working career divides about evenly between non-profit and the business worlds. I have lived in Mexico, India, Germany and Canada, and now USA. I've had the good fortune to travel to 90 countries of which at least half are developing countries. The last 25 years of my "career" have involved significant (and enjoyable) international management challenges: travel industry, furniture manufacturing, food (aid) programming and ultraviolet water treatment among others. I'm now leading a development enterprise called IDE.
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