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Overtime: Portraits of a Vanishing Canada

Category: Book
By (author): Chen, Sunshine
By (author): Kessler, Karl
Subject:  ART / General
  PHOTOGRAPHY / Subjects & Themes / Lifestyles
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Porcupine's Quill
Published: October 2018
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 8.70in x 5.50in x 0.40in
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From The Publisher*

In Overtime, Karl Kessler and Sunshine Chen document the lives of men and women who practise vanishing trades, professions and cultural traditions in the cities and townships of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

From The Publisher*

When's the last time you visited a tailor? A shoemaker? A small-appliance repairer? Have you met a sign painter, a typewriter mechanic or a shirt factory worker? Do camera stores and independent department stores still exist in this day and age? What exactly are the principal responsibilities of a town clock keeper?

As automation and modernisation bring to the brink of extinction many 20th century ways of making a living, we find ourselves in danger of forgetting the experiences of generations of Canadian tradespeople. Through the compelling photographs and moving interviews in Overtime, Karl Kessler and Sunshine Chen give voice to fifty of Canada's proud workers and artisans still plying vanishing trades, professions and cultural traditions in Waterloo Region, Ontario, preserving their stories for generations to come.