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2019 Word on the Street Halifax Schedule

WoTS Halifax Festival Line-Up Updates as of September 1st.


12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

Len Wagg – Nova Scotia From the Air: Then and Now

In this brilliant follow-up to the bestselling Then & Now, award-winning photographer Len Wagg again takes readers back through time. Aerial landscapes shot in dazzling colour from Louisbourg to Church Point are contrasted with black-and-white photos from the Nova Scotia Archives collection. Readers will see high rises where there were once open fields; stark vistas filled in with residences and windmills. In some side-by-side pairings, the change is startling; in others, subtle.

Nova Scotia from the Air is both a photo book and an historical study. Wagg flew over towns and landmarks from one end of the province to the other, recreating scenes from archival photos dating back to the 1930s. This remarkable collection of then-and-now images shows both the growth and the decline of this province by the sea. The 100 photographs evoke nostalgia and surprise.

Len Wagg is an award-winning Canadian photographer, journalist, author and presenter. A visual storyteller for over three decades, he is well known for capturing the majestic beauty of his native Nova Scotia’s wildlife and salt-strewn landscapes. His assignments have taken him all the way from the deserts of Ethiopia to the cockpit of a CF-18 over Europe, and all across Canada.
Len’s work has been published in the New York Times, Maclean’s, TIME Magazine, and other renowned publications. He is the author of five books, including the award-winning Wild Nova Scotia, and his most recent Then and Now tracking famed Nova Scotian photographer Wallace MacAskill

Justine MacDonald – Remembrance Road: a Canadian Photographer’s Journey Through European Battlefields

Nova Scotian photographer Justine MacDonald’s poignant impressions from her 2001 and 2017 tours of western European battlefields are indelible reminders of the horror and utter futility of war. While they inform and memorialize, they do not take sides. One cannot read this book and not be profoundly moved.

Justine MacDonald is a travel photographer and blogger based in Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley. She loves exploring history, and the world in general, through the lens of her camera.

She enjoys sharing her knowledge and love of photography with others – to inspire them to see the world in a new light – through introductory workshops, one-on-one tutorials, photo walks and travel presentations. She is the official photographer for Wolfville’s variety show Broken Leg Theatre and sells her work through online shops and subscriptions.

An award-winning photographer, she has participated in several group and solo exhibitions. You can find her online at