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Judy Graves
Wednesday, August 14, 2013



Judy Graves - St. James Anglican behind


 For many years Vancouver urban, architecture, and political writer/columnist Sean Rossiter informed and enlightened the inhabitants of our city with stories in Vancouver Magazine and the Georgia Straight. For all those years I took many of the photographs to illustrate his stories. One that I remember very well is the warm Judy Graves, who had a smile that could melt titanium, who retired this past May after being an advocate for Vancouver’s homeless for 30 years.

It was 20 years ago when our city lost Federal funding for low income and homeless housing. It was at about that time that rooming houses, cheap hotels and a post Expo 86 boom on condo living that all added up to the reduction of shelters for the very poor. It was then that you might run into people sleeping in doorways in some of the better places in the city.

I photographed Graves November 24, 2004. She is now retired and yet I keep remembering our former Premier’s Mike Harcourt Premier’s formula for solving the problem, “Build more homes.”

It’s so simple. We need many more (not only one) Judy Graves to tackle this. And of course someone like Sean Rossiter to tells us all about it.

Where we made for this?



     

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7/2/17 - 7/9/17

7/9/17 - 7/16/17

7/16/17 - 7/23/17

7/23/17 - 7/30/17

7/30/17 - 8/6/17

8/6/17 - 8/13/17

8/13/17 - 8/20/17

8/20/17 - 8/27/17

8/27/17 - 9/3/17

9/3/17 - 9/10/17

9/10/17 - 9/17/17

9/17/17 - 9/24/17

9/24/17 - 10/1/17

10/1/17 - 10/8/17

10/8/17 - 10/15/17

10/15/17 - 10/22/17