20 Memories from 2020On December 22, 2020 by jmweb
6. Wet’suwet’en Protest
I ended up covering the Wet’suwet’en protests at the Confederation Bridge in Borden, PEI along with Moncton, NB.
5. Nova Scotia/New Brunswick Border Closure
I have driven between Nova Scotia & New Brunswick a zillion times. I crossed the border without ever being stopped. Until 2020.
(top left) Watching someone being turned away from entering into a province was something I would never have expected to see.
Although my assignment only called for 8 photos, I snapped this one on the way home to PEI. It (below) was the 9th which ended up being utilized more than the others.
4. The USA/Canada Border Closure
The Globe and Mail was going to cover the small border towns in an upcoming piece. I knew there would be an opportunity to capture two lovers waving or some sort of interaction. So after discussing it with my editors, off I went.
3. Schools Reopen on PEI
After schools went on an extended March break due to COVID19, a lot of teachers and parents were excited to see the kids go back to school. And apparently, so were many others as these photos were very well utilized after taking them on assignment with Reuters including in the New York Times, Globe and Mail (Cover photo) and many more.
2. Nova Scotia Fishing Dispute
This was my longest multi-day photojournalism assignment of the year. I had been following it online for a while however after the West Pubnico lobster facility burnt down, I knew it was time. This made for a 2nd cover photo on The Globe & Mail in less than a month.
And a bonus photo of the behind the scenes of sending in work remotely.
1. Nova Scotia Shootings
The unfolding of this tragic situation will have a long-standing impact on these communities for years to come. My thoughts and prayers go out to all involved.
This year has been a trying year for so many. Multiple tragic incidents in the Maritimes affecting so many people and with the impacts of COVID19.
If you’ve made it to the end of this, thank you for taking the time to go through the entire list. Wishing you and yours a joyous 2021.