About the Book
This set of photographs is an exploration of the changing urban landscape in Halifax in 2017. Development has seen a dramatic increase in pace in recent years, but, in the demolition and reconstruction of pieces of the city, what (if anything) is being lost along the way? Is Halifax’s character and identity tied up in the architecture and density of its neighbourhoods? By replacing the old bones with new ones, is the body changed? These photographs are not intended to be nostalgic, nor are they intended as simple documentation of before and after. Rather, they represent the chance to create a visual history of the change as it is happening and make something of the replaced and their replacements. Things that are gone or are being replaced are presented in black and white to indicate their connection to the past, whereas the new things are presented in colour. The images are presented in pairs that illustrate the visual and symbolic changes underway.