Photo Stories

Welcome to our online Photo Story Section.
We will feature various stores from the DTES  through the eye of local photographers.

The Regent Hotel Tour

The Regent Hotel Tour by Sansitny Ruth Sansitny is a 1st generation Canadian-Cambodian film-maker and documentary photographer based in Vancouver BC. Canada.  He is often found at Oppenheimer Park photographing portraits of local residents during hair cutting days or returning photos from past weeks.  You can find more of his work at: https://sansitny.com/ The Regent Hotel, owned by the same Sahota extended family that owns the now-closed Balmoral Hotel directly across the road, is getting a different sort of facelift and makeover than its derelict twin - it has a new manager.Ludvik Skalicky is a Downtown Eastside resident and activist with ...
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The Balmoral Eviction Story

 The Balmoral Eviction Story by Sansitny Ruth. Sansitny is a 1st generation Canadian-Cambodian film-maker and documentary photographer based in Vancouver BC. Canada.  He is often found at Oppenheimer Park photographing portraits of local residents during hair cutting days or returning photos from past weeks.  You can find more of his work at: https://sansitny.com/ This photo story features his black & white photo essay on the Balmoral Eviction.   This building has made the news countless times over the year's.  It has been long plagued with problems and at the "risk of collapsing" leaving a 150 plus tenants homeless, injured, or dead.  Although over the years ...
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