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Jerome Martin
Jerome Martin is a photographer, storyteller, speaker, publisher and musician.
Interests: Learning, visual art, jazz, storytelling, travel, design.
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The author Wallace Stegner said ‘I may not know who I am, but I know where I’m from.’ Wallace Stegner lived in eight States in the USA, and in Eastend, Saskatchewan, which he wrote about in his 1962 autobiography Wolf... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2017 at jeromemartin.ca
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This blog entry relates to the Public Image and Communication session that my colleague Nelson Scott and I presented to the Rotary District 5370 Fall Learning Assembly on October 22, 2016 in Edmonton, Alberta. We focused on storytelling as the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2016 at jeromemartin.ca
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I was delighted to participate in the Parkland Regional Library Conference – Where Magic Happens, held on September 26, 2016 at the Memorial Centre in Lacombe, Alberta. I discussed book publishing in Alberta with the librarians who attended my session... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2016 at jeromemartin.ca
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Stephen Leacock, the famous Canadian humorist, teacher and writer, said: 'If I were founding a university I would begin with a smoking room; next a dormitory; and then a decent reading room and a library. After that, if I still... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2016 at jeromemartin.ca
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New Media and Storytelling This blog entry relates to a presentation which I will be giving to the Alberta Institute of Agrologists Annual Conference on Agriculture, Food and the Environment, April 20, 2016 at the Banff Centre. It contains links... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2016 at jeromemartin.ca
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I spent my childhood living on a farm and, later, in a village near that farm in southern Saskatchewan. There were no libraries or book stores nearby, but my parents belonged to a book club which sent their latest offerings... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2016 at jeromemartin.ca
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Photography and Galleries In 1967, my wife Merle and I attended a retrospective exhibition of the works of photographer Dorothea Lange. The touring exhibition, created by the Museum of Modern Art, featured 75 of the 87 prints which comprised the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2015 at jeromemartin.ca
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The term found photography refers to the recovery of lost, unclaimed or discarded images. One might find such photographs in second-hand stores, garage sales, on the street or in boxes of memorabilia that Uncle Harold left in the attic many... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2015 at jeromemartin.ca
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Photography is a relatively new medium and art form. Photographs, old and new, are now being collected by galleries, museums and private collectors. The first permanent photograph of a view from nature was made by Nicéphore Niépce in 1826. However,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2015 at jeromemartin.ca
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I’ve been doing a lot of printing in my darkroom recently, preparing for an exhibition and catching up on printing family images. I’ve been working in that darkroom since 1973, learning, processing negatives, producing images, learning, planning new exhibitions and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2015 at jeromemartin.ca
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This is the second of a series of excerpts from a book of my essays on photography which will be published in 2016. I grew up with photography. My mother was a photographer, although she would never use that term.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2015 at jeromemartin.ca
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This is the first of a series of excerpts from a book of my essays on photography which will be published in 2016. Golden Prairie is a village in southwestern Saskatchewan, north of Maple Creek and the Cypress Hills. Settled... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2015 at jeromemartin.ca
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This photograph is the fifth in my current series of images which, until now, have never been published or exhibited. They have waited patiently for someone other than me to see them and I’m sure that they will be pleased... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2015 at jeromemartin.ca
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This photograph is the fourth in my series of images which, until now, have never been published or exhibited. They have waited patiently for someone other than me to see them and I’m sure that they will be pleased that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2015 at jeromemartin.ca
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This photograph is the third in my series of images which, until now, have never been published or exhibited. They have waited patiently for someone other than me to see them and I’m sure that they will be pleased that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2015 at jeromemartin.ca
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This photograph is the second in my series of images which, until now, have never been published or exhibited. They have waited patiently for someone other than me to see them and I’m sure that they will be pleased that... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2015 at jeromemartin.ca
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Spring has arrived, and although some snow still remains from the storm last week I’m loading several cameras with film and looking forward to travelling and photographing. I’m also looking forward to printing for two new exhibitions later this year.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2015 at jeromemartin.ca
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My thanks to the Alberta Foundation for the Arts for featuring a photograph of mine (which they purchased several years ago) as one of twelve works which ‘…represent the excellence and diversity of the AFA art collection, a treasure of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2014 at jeromemartin.ca
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Thanks to all the people who joined Merle and me to celebrate this exhibition in October, 2014. Thanks also to those who purchased my work; I hope that you continue to enjoy having it in your home or office. The... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2014 at jeromemartin.ca
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Forty years ago, in the summer of 1974, the Edmonton Art Gallery (now the Art Gallery of Alberta) organized an exhibition of photographs, the first time an exhibition of photographs was hung in this gallery. Terry Fenton, Director of the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2014 at jeromemartin.ca
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I’ve spent several days in my darkroom this week, processing film and printing photographs for several upcoming books I work primarily with black and white film. I have had a darkroom – the same one – for four decades. It’s... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2014 at jeromemartin.ca
We in western Canada are having one of the finest fall seasons I can recall. Farmers have had a long dry harvest period and have harvested some of the best crops in memory. Bumper crops. Sunny warm days on the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2013 at jeromemartin.ca
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Yesterday I decided to include several photographs made 69 years ago by my mother on our farm in Saskatchewan in an essay I am writing. I had grown up knowing the story of these photographs and could easily visualize them.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2013 at jeromemartin.ca