|"Woman & Son" by Joe Mangatal
First place (shared) - 2005 Downtown Eastside Photography Contest
| "Play Ground" by Russ Zilman
First Place (shared) - 2005 Downtown Eastside Photography Contest
Description of "Woman and Son": Trina Prop and her son are riding the number 20 bus through the Downtown Eastside. Photographer Joe Mantagal’s attention was caught by the boy’s persistent questions and his mother's patient replies. "To me she epitomizes what a mother should be like, because it was a hot day and she's coming home and her son is asking all these questions, and you'd expect maybe she'd be short with him, but she would turn to him, touch him, and answer very lovingly," says Joe in the introduction to her story featured in the Hope in Shadows book.
Photographer Bio: Joe Magnatal has lived in the Downtown Eastside for more than 12 years. She first arrived in Canada in 1968 as a political refugee from Trinidad and Tobago. Joe is a vendor with Hope in Shadows and also facilitates the peer led training sessions.
Description of "Play Ground": Audrey McConnachie is photographed with her nanny, Iva Warden, in this shot taken at Lord Strathcona School park in the Downtown Eastside. Little brother Alex is running in the background. In the Downtown Eastside, children's playgrounds can also be found in Crab Park at Portside, Oppenheimer Park, McLean Park, Strathcona Linear Park and Andy Livingstone Park at the edge of Chinatown.
Photographer Bio: Toronto-born Russ Zilman came to Vancouver for the first time in the early 1980s. He returned 13 years later on the strength of his original encounter with the city. Russ has sold the calendar since winning the contest in 2005. His story appears in the Hope in Shadows book.