Faces of Edmonton

Telling Edmonton’s stories one photo and one conversation at a time. Shayne Woodsmith is a photographer and an award-winning writer.

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“I’ve wanted to be a teacher probably since I was in grade...
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“I’ve wanted to be a teacher probably since I was in grade...
“I’ve wanted to be a teacher probably since I was in grade four, oddly enough, teaching grade four. I come from a family of teachers and two older sisters. The game I always wanted to play was School, so I’d have to coerce them into playing my games. I’d get to be the teacher and make them do wor...
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“We’re roommates. I just posted an ad, and she saw it. It’s been...
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“We’re roommates. I just posted an ad, and she saw it. It’s been...
“We’re roommates. I just posted an ad, and she saw it. It’s been half a year … I’d like to make more money. I’m a student. I’m studying food business management, more like agriculture business.”
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This is Sparky. When not putting out fires, Sparky gives out...
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This is Sparky. When not putting out fires, Sparky gives out hugs and high fives.
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“This is my last event as president of the Concordia Pride Club....
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“This is my last event as president of the Concordia Pride Club....
“This is my last event as president of the Concordia Pride Club. We’ve only been a club for about two and a half years now, so this is our second time in the parade … we got the new president of Concordia to walk in the parade with us, he came today so that was awesome … today is a celebration, j...
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“Just try to be happy … eat some food and have some fun...
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“Just try to be happy … eat some food and have some fun...
“Just try to be happy … eat some food and have some fun … I’m a student, studying electrical engineering … I just bought these chairs from a friend. Ikea is too far away.”
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“I want to be a paramedic one day because I want to do some...
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“I want to be a paramedic one day because I want to do some...
“I want to be a paramedic one day because I want to do some helpful jobs and I just want to help the world … because I want our world to be nice and happy and safe … so then more people will come to Edmonton, and then you can meet some new friends, and we can have new communities and stuff.”
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“This is my buddy. I met him while picking in a back alley....
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“This is my buddy. I met him while picking in a back alley....
“This is my buddy. I met him while picking in a back alley. Pretty close to a month ago now … no more drinking of the bad stuff. I just got out of the hospital. I was drinking that hand sanitizer. Lots of people on the street drink it. I had a seizure. I was at the Misericordia. I feel better now...
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“I actually just got back from a job interview for a position at...
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“I actually just got back from a job interview for a position at a physio clinic … it was probably one of the better ones I’ve ever had actually. I’m pretty sure I said all the right things and I hope they like me, that’s always the hope … I’m studying for the MCAT right now to try to get into me...
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“Canada is the place you can grow. I’ve lived in a lot of...
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“Canada is the place you can grow. I’ve lived in a lot of countries … You have to enjoy your life. You can’t work until you’re seventy-five. You only have one life. When I had kids, I had kids very young. I have one boy and one girl … at the time my sister, she was thirteen years old, she lived w...
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“My brother-in-law came here first in 1985 and so me and my wife...
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“My brother-in-law came here first in 1985 and so me and my wife came to Canada, to Edmonton. I’ve been in Edmonton since 1988 … I learned from my uncle back home in Vietnam. He worked on shoes in front of my house. So I was just hanging around, wandering around with him, working with him. He did...
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