Words and photos: Bryce Evans – @artofbryce
Have you ever been to an Instameet? They are amazing, grassroots events all about bonding, creativity and building community around the art of photography and place. This week, I hosted one at River District, a new, upcoming community on the Fraser River just west of Boundary. It’s an area rich in contrasts between old, industrial history and new development. In other words, it’s an area rich in photo opportunities. From tugboats and log booms along the river to bird life and people watching, here’s a sample of what our group discovered.
Over the years that I’ve been attending and hosting instameets, I’ve noticed how much photography can help people learn, heal and grow, how it can be a way to build community and engage people offline, all while exploring areas of our city and telling stories to learn more about our photos, ourselves and the world around us. So I started The One Project where I lead #StoryMeets in different parts of the city and around the world