Mennonites | an ongoing series
At the Market | 2016
At the market stand down the road from where I grew up, a mother and her children await their next customer.
Looking Through the Past | 2016
As I stand in the apple pressing establishment; just before lunch, mid-week on an October day, there are children present. They appear to be helping during a busy apple season rather than in school. One boy stands just outside the door of the building.
Transit | 2016
Quickly passing by a church with it’s parking lot filled with horse and buggies during a Sunday service near Wallenstein, Ontario. The stillness within the church contrasts with the fast moving environment outside of their community.
Coming in After Recess | 2016
Students run into a Mennonite school that sits in the middle of a farmers field. Mennonites have their school systems in which they are educated until grade eight. Beyond that, many often begin work on their local farms and in businesses.
Traveling Along | 2016
From the window of the car, I pass a horse and buggy also moving along on the side of the road. This represents the reliance on horses and the craftsmanship of the harness and carriage makers for their transportation. Their purposeful desire to maintain this lifestyle showcases the disconnect between the larger society and the Mennonite community. The closed buggy re-enforces this concept.
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