Evidence of Habitation explores informal housing and homelessness in Edmonton, the provincial capital of Alberta, Canada. The project reveals the signs of individuals as they seek refuge in the interstitial spaces of the city. The photos document the physical and symbolic processes of place-making in wooded areas, ravines, alleyways, and under bridges across the four seasons.
By revealing the mundane details of life, the photos challenge the “otherness” that accompanies the discourse on homelessness—while also raising questions about the imprint of humans on the landscape. There are few places in the city that remain untouched by people’s attempts to find home.
This work has been recognised by the News Photographers Association of Canada in the 2018 National Pictures of the Year Awards Competition.