Bojan Fürst

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Corner Stores

In Photography, Print on November 18, 2009 at 12:51 pm

I started photographing corner stores several years ago when I first acquired a Holga camera. A selection of corner store photos has been published in September/October issue of Saltscapes magazine. You can see the whole ever-growing set on Flickr.

Grand Manan, New Brunswick, Canada.

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Saint John receives gay tourists ‘with open arms’

In Print on June 25, 2009 at 5:49 pm
Gay couples from across the United States arrive to Saint John where many of them will be married under the Canadian law that allows for gay marriage.

Gay couples from across the United States arrive to Saint John where many of them will be married under the Canadian law that allows for gay marriage.

MARK LEGER AND BOJAN FÜRST Special to the Globe and Mail

It was a typical Saint John summer day when the Norwegian Dawn docked at Long Wharf last Tuesday – thick, cool fog enveloped the massive ship as it pulled into the harbour. Much less typical was the group of gay and lesbian activists congregated at the end of the wharf waving rainbow and Canadian flags, waiting to greet Rosie O’Donnell and the other 2,200 passengers aboard the gay cruise ship.

As the passengers passed through the security gate they were greeted with smiles, handshakes and hugs. But many of them were not headed for the Canada’s oldest city market or the Reversing Falls. Instead a dozen or so couples and their families walked straight to the bus adorned in wedding decorations waiting to take them to a Saint John courthouse. For them, this was a big day indeed.

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Villages in Transition

In Photography, Print on May 22, 2008 at 9:00 pm

Posavina horses resting in Lonjsko Polje Nature Park.

Posavina horses resting in Lonjsko Polje Nature Park.

(Published in YouthVision magazine, China)

I arrive at dawn and villagers are already up and working: men and women biking to market with baskets full of fresh cheese and metal pails full of cream; cow herders collecting livestock from yards to take into the fields to graze; old women in black scarfs feeding chickens.

Best known for its feathery residents – white storks who make their home in large nests on the roofs of almost every house in this small Croatian village – Čigoč is also the gateway to one of Croatia’s best kept secrets: Lonjsko Polje Nature Park and marshes.

A large flood area between five rivers in central Croatia (Lonja, Sava, Kupa, Una and Strug) the park is home to some 250 bird species, 500 white and black stork couples and 21 villages.

Recognized internationally as an Important Bird Area, the region’s inhabitants are fighting to preserve their natural and cultural heritage.

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