PHOTO ESSAY

Family Viewing

The photographs of Jaret Belliveau

By Sean Flinn
July 12, 2006
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Site of Former Air Force Base, Gimli, Manitoba (C Print, 2005).
Site of Former Air Force Base, Gimli, Manitoba (C Print, 2005).

The brothers stopped at recognizable symbols of Canadian history and identity, including Ottawa’s Parliament Buildings and Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, but they also uncovered hidden locales, such as this abandoned military air base in Gimli, Man. “I really felt [Jaret had] a lot of purpose of creating the work for the younger generation,” Ruth Kaplan says of her experience viewing a few initial images from Expect Delays. “His brother was just central in the work. He was the vehicle for telling the story.” Jaret echoes this concern for legacy, pointing to a question posed by this and other images from his series: “What are we leaving [for Canada’s youth]?”

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