The Halifax Project
The Halifax Project is an attempt by photographer Kent Martin to document the life of this seaport at this time
in history. Photography has the unique magic of capturing a moment in time, a moment that
may resonate across time.
The project will include the landscapes of the city, business and industry, social gatherings, its spiritual and
artistic life and street photography. Hopefully with their cooperation, it will record the town’s people as they
go about their lives and work. The project is inspired by the legendary American photographer,
photojournalist and humanist, W. Eugene Smith, who attempted to do something similar for the
city of Pittsburgh in the 1950’s. His project was never totally completed and but resulted in
thousands of photographs documenting a place and people in time.
There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment.
— Robert Frank
This project will carry forward for at least a year and it progress will be noted through a blog and images.