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The Halifax Project

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, an image of a moment that

may resonate with a viewer now and in the future. 


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

Volumes in the Halifax Project will be added periodically



















Vol. 1. No. 1 

A look inside the legendary Halifax Folklore Centre.

Vol. 1. No. 2

The Climate Change March of September 2019. It was one of the largest demonstrations in the history of Halifax.

Vol. 1. No. 3

The annual Pride Parade has become one of Halifaxs' most celebrated summer events.

Vol. 1. No. 4

A photo essay of the day when people come to remember and mourn.

Vol. 1. No. 5

A session with the great drummer and teacher, Jerry Granelli, with a group of collaborative musicians during the Halifax Jazz Festival.

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