Have Camera Will Travel. Photos by Jimmy Jeong

The Stories Behind the Photos

A behind the scenes blog about Vancouver Commercial Photographer and Editorial Photographer Jimmy Jeong. Short little stories about covering some of the best photography assignments in and around the lower mainland.

RCMP Raid on the Unist'ot'en Clan of Dark House

Since 2009, the Unist’ot’en clan of the Wet’suwet’en people and its supporters have occupied a camp that blocks proposed oil and gas pipelines in northern British Columbia, Canada.

According to their website, ‘the Unis’tot’en are known as the toughest of the Wet’suwet’en as their territories were not only abundant, but the terrain was known to be very treacherous.’ In January, 2019, an armed Royal Canadian Mounted Police force entered Wet’suwet’en territory without their consent and arrested 14 people. The RCMP were enforcing an interim injunction obtained by Coastal GasLink Pipeline Ltd. (a subsidiary of TransCanada Pipelines) to prevent interference with work regarding its planned natural gas pipeline crossing Wet’suwet’en territory.

Supporters traveled to the camp.

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On Assignment: Photographing UCP leader Jason Kenney on Election Night for Maclean’s Magazine

On Thursday April 11th I get a text from Liz Sullivan, the Director of Photography at Maclean’s, asking me if I’d be interested in covering election night in Alberta. The election was the following Tuesday. My response “Totally” with four exclamation marks. I love covering politics especially big elections. And being an Albertan ex-pat I had been watching the heated exchanges between the Notley’s NDP and Kenney’s UCP. So I send a quick expense quote and get a good-to-go the next day.

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