Photo Essay: Rivers

Did you know our MLA is also a talented photographer? It’s true! Thank you to Judy Darcy for providing such a stunning array of photos of our beautiful Fraser River.

Says Judy, “The first thing I do most mornings is look out my window at the spectacular view of the Fraser River. The colour and light on the river change constantly and I am fascinated with trying to capture its mood. The Fraser transforms, transports and reflects everything around it. It gives rise to our parks, our businesses, our bridges – and our fog. It gives birth to our salmon. And it inspires our art!”

Judy’s office is taking place in the New Westminster Cultural Crawl on August 13 and 14, and the photos in the gallery below as well as other photos will be on display at her office at 737 Sixth St. They are also featuring the work on Terry Aske, an amazing quilt artist, who incredibly, has quilted a map of New Westminster I cannot wait to stop by and see. She recently had a statement in the House with a bit more info about her participation in the Crawl.

Photo Essay: Joy and Misery

We have a very special photo essay for this month. In fact, it is two essays combined into one.  New West newcomer Olga Zamudio is tackling our monthly theme, Joy, and her husband Alejandro Mejía, offers the counter-theme, Misery. My thanks to Olga and Alejandro for contributing.

If you are interested in contributing a photo essay for future months, check out the submission guidelines and the upcoming themes.


Olga has changed (briefly) the beakers and pipettes for diapers and bottles and using this time to explore her passion for science communication. Enjoys the life in Uptown where everything is within walking distance. You can see more of her photos on her Flickr account, Eclecctica.



Alejandro (or Jubilo) uses his time taking photos and using transit. His brain works in three languages. Born and raised in Mexico City, Lower Mainland resident since 2011. His Flickr account, Jublio Haku is here.

Photo Essay: Stillness

Kevin McConnell has submitted Photo Essays here to Tenth before and we are grateful he continues to submit. This month’s theme was movement, and Kevin has opted to give us his take on the counter theme, Stillness. Thank you again Kevin!

If you’d like to submit a photo essay, we are now booking for August, and we’d love to hear from you.

Photo Essay: Movement

Garfield James lives on the Quay in New West. He is a member of the New Westminster Photo Club. You can see more of his work on his website. This photo essay is about Movement. We hope you enjoy it!

Photo Essay: Tradition

Photographer Kevin McConnell is back for another photo essay, this time about our monthly theme, “tradition”.  These photos are of icons Kevin sees as part of the tradition of the city. Maybe these aren’t the icons you might think of, but we think these pictures tell part of the story of our city. Thanks Kevin, for your eye!