2015 Emerging Photography Contender: Brant Slomovic

For Shinny, Toronto-based documentary photographer Brant Slomovic chronicles the multi-layered significance of shinny hockey, or pond hockey, in Canadian culture. 

Grenadier Pond

Grenadier Pond

Writes Slomovic in his Artist Statement, “Shinny is the way we survive our long, cold winters. For many it defines our childhood; for others it is way of connecting with an adopted land and culture. It is so iconic and historic a pastime that we’ve chosen to place it on our currency as emblematic of who we are as a nation. Importantly, shinny unites Canadians across age, gender, race, color, and socioeconomic status.” 

Verdun Boards

Verdun Boards

Denver

Denver

All images © Brant Slomovic

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