Robert Minden of Vancouver is probably most widely recognized as the frizzy-haired, gnome-like musician who often appears on television and at concerts performing on the saw--among several instruments he plays--but he's also a photographer, storyteller and composer who has taught sociology. Minden has exhibited photographs of the Doukhobors and co-authored a book about Japanese Canadians and the Fraser River entitled Steveston (Talonbooks, 1974), with poetic text by Daphne Marlatt. This title was reissued by Longspoon Press in 1984; then revised and slightly expanded with eight new photos and a new poem for Steveston (Ronsdale, 2001). [Photo by Koozma Tarasoff, Circa 1976]

[BCBW 2004] "Photography" "Japanese"