Lake Saskatoon, Alberta. by Greg Locke © 2011
I have updated the website with a gallery of photos called Across the West. A collection of photos from magazine assignments on the Canadian prairies in 2006 and 2007.
The picture above was taken at Lake Saskatoon, an abandoned farm community in northern Alberta between Grande Prairie, AB and Dawson Creek, BC. The crops are still planted in the fields. They weave around the oil pump jacks and natural gas pipelines but the people are gone. Wandering around I couldn't help but be reminded of Newfoundland's abandoned fishing outports and that traditional economies, lifestyles and cultures that weave people together get bulldozed all over the world and its called progress.