Expect Delays

The June 2006 cover image is from a photo essay, recounting the cross-Canada trip of a photographer and his brother after their mother’s death

“Motivated by the death of our mother on January 25, 2005, my fifteen-year-old brother David and I decided to leave our home in Moncton, New Brunswick, and drive across Canada in the hope of discovering ourselves and getting some perspective on our new family dynamic while exploring the history the country. We wondered if this road trip could heal us in some way.”

“Over the course of our two-month journey, I photographed David at some significant sites in Canadian history and at other places that reflected the political state of our country today. The images of David were my attempt to reference the typical family-vacation snapshot, though my brother was given no directions on how to pose or stand or when to smile.”

Expect Delays examines David’s evolving relationship with Canada in the wake of our mother’s death, but the photographs also evoke how we shape and are shaped by our families, our surroundings, and our nation-how we build legacies and how those legacies endure after we are gone.”

Jaret Belliveau

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Jennifer Hollett I have been digging into the pages of The Walrus Summer Reading issue and remarking at all of the contributions from our former and current Fellows. It reminds me that every issue of The Walrus is a result of a culmination of efforts (including lengthy fact-checking) from the editorial team, the emerging journalists they train, and the generous supporters who make all of this happen.

Through The Walrus Editorial Fellowship Program, we have the privilege of training the next generation of professionals who are passionate about the integrity of journalism. In the Summer Reading issue, 2021 Cannonbury Fellow Connor Garel wrote a piece on Frankie Perez and the art of breaking. Tajja Isen contributed an excerpt from her first book, Some of my Best Friends. Isen, who also began her career at The Walrus as a Cannonbury Fellow, is currently Editor-in-Chief at Catapult magazine.

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Jennifer Hollett
Executive Director, The Walrus