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Both Sides of the Line
Growing up in Montreal, my family would often venture into the strange new world that was so different from my home, yet just an hour away. The United States has held a fascination for me ever since. I am one of the 85 per cent of all Canadians who live within 200 kilometers of the American border. After reading a newspaper article describing the many ways Canada was becoming more and more like its southern neighbor, my curiosity about life on the other side of the border was rekindled, and I was inspired. I will set out on a 5,500 mile road trip crisscrossing the imaginary line that makes up the largest undefended border in the world. I want to see and experience for myself, life on Both Sides of the Line; in a quest to forge a dual vision of how citizens of Canada and the U.S. perceive each other.
Steve Simon is passionate about documenting life through photography, and has been published widely. His work is in major collections, including the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, George Eastman House, and the Canadian Archives. In 2008, he will exhibit at The Mednick Gallery in Philadelphia and The Leica Gallery in New York.
He has four books, Heroines & Heroes: Hope, HIV and Africa, The Republicans, Healing Waters, and Empty Sky-The Pilgrimage to Ground Zero, an excerpt of which was included in Time-Life's book The American Spirit, forward by George W. Bush.
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