first coloured-white prom

January 30, 2009

Congratulations Charleston High School, Mississippi. I’m glad that change has come to your school. Obama and now this . . .

Catherine Farquharson is showing her photographs at Lens Factory in Toronto as part of Black History celebrations. Here are some of her photographs of the evening.


grizzlies: edge of eden

January 13, 2009

I just re-watched Charlie Russell in Edge of Eden – a documentary about grizzlies in Kamchatka (Eastern Russia). If you haven’t seen this film, you should. It is a moving and loving tribute to the bears there.

I had the pleasure of meeting Charlie at the Planet in Focus film festival in 2007. Charlie has dedicated his life to help humans understand bears and to find a way for humans and bears to co-exist in peace. He has also written several books on his life with bears.