Debra Brash

+ Photojournalism

LUNA THE WHALE
RESOLUTIONS
JOHN NEWMAN
SURF'S UP
TURKEY SCARE
FLOOD RESCUE
FLOODING
PROTEST
FIRE
WAVE RESCUE
WELCOME HOME
SEA KING HELICOPTER
MASK
NATIVE HOUSING
ANCESTORS
WAR
UNITED NATIONS CROATIA
CROATIA WAR
STORM FUN
Tall Ships
ART WALK
MUDDY PLAY
JOANNIE ROCHETTE
OLYMPIC TORCH
torch
WINTER
SPRING GIRL
SPRING

LUNA THE WHALE

Luna, the orphaned whale, goes nose to nose with Henry the Dog. Debra Brash Times Colonist copyright

RESOLUTIONS

Resolutions with these people are probably not applicable as they do extreme yoga techniques. Debra Brash photo copyright victoria times colonist.

JOHN NEWMAN

John takes a bath in his old bathhouse. A normal day for John was to churn his own butter, hoe the fields and work in his shop building rowing skulls using vintage tools . I did a photo story for the Victoria Times Colonist on John and his brother who lived their lives on an old farm reminiscent of days gone bye. They have both since passed away but John was also an avid photographer who had a darkroom in his barn. I was glad to be able to tell the story of them through my photographs. I hope you enjoy viewing one of not only my favourite photographs, but a portrait of someone I admired and respected. I was nominated for a national award for this photograph and when I told John he said "Debra if I had stood up you would win for sure."

SURF'S UP

A surfer rides the waves on the west coast of Vancouver Island, BC, Canada. Times Colonist copyright

TURKEY SCARE

A little girl reacts when she sees a turkey at the Children's Farm. Debra Brash photo Times Colonist copyright

FLOOD RESCUE

Flood victims are rescued by search and rescue. photo by Debra Brash, Times Colonist copyright

FLOODING

Heavy flooding in the Cowichan Valley left many people stranded and their homes destroyed.

PROTEST

A protester talks to Victoria city police as protestors on the lawns of the legislature were given notice to move on.

FIRE

Hugh flames thunder into the air after a major fire. Times Colonist copyright

WAVE RESCUE

A member of the RHIOT school in Bamfield, BC, Canada, practises search and rescue techniques. Times Colonist copyright

WELCOME HOME

The HMCS Winnipeg arrived in Esquimalt following a six and a half month deployment. The ship spent two months as part of a NATO squadron fighting piracy in the Gulf of Aden and took part in two major international military exercises. Helicopter mechanic Jim McIver is greeted by his son Owen, 5, and daughter Alayna, 3 as the ship arrived in Victoria. photograph by DEBRA BRASH copyright TIMES COLONIST

SEA KING HELICOPTER

Pilot, Major Tony Stuckless, of 443 Maritime Helicopter Squadron fly's over CFB Esquimalt in a Sea King helicopter in Victoria. photograph by Debra Brash copyright Times Colonist

MASK

Chief Bill Cranmer stands by the big house posts at Mamlilikala, on Village Island where a transformation mask and other potlatch items were taken from them.

NATIVE HOUSING

Ella Johnson, 2, suffers from asthma which her mother Dorothy Hawkins said is from the adverse housing conditions in the tiny first nations community of Gilford Island. Photo by Debra Brash copyright Victoria Times Colonist

ANCESTORS

At the Tysecum long house a procession carried the sacred ancestoral bones from New York The floor of the longhouse was lined with fern frons and the fires were lit to welcome the ancestors home. Photo by DEBRA BRASH copyright Victoria Times Colonist

WAR

The Yugoslav Wars were a series of wars, fought throughout the former Yugoslavia between 1991 and 1995. Here UN peace keepers survey activities in a village area. Debra Brash photograph copyright Times Colonist.

UNITED NATIONS CROATIA

An United Nations armoured carrier goes through a village in Croatia during the civil war. photograph by Debra Brash-Times Colonist copyright

CROATIA WAR

A young boy looks out at the surrounding countryside, from a broken window, which was devastated in the civil war in Yugoslavia. photograph by Debra Brash-Times Colonist copyright

STORM FUN

For some the stormy weather can actually be fun as shown by Tyler Par and his partner Courtnee Osing. The two were holding on for support as the wind tried hard to knock them over at Clover Point where the wind was howling.

Tall Ships

TheTallship the Bounty is in the forground as the Lady Washington makes it way into the inner harbour in Victoria. Photo by DEBRA BRASH-Times Colonist copyright.

ART WALK

People walk along the Ogden Point Breakwater in Victoria, BC, Canada. Times Colonist, copyright

MUDDY PLAY

Toddlers have fun playing in the mud puddles. Times Colonist copyright

JOANNIE ROCHETTE

Joannie Rochette of Canada placed first in the women's free skate in Victoria on her way to an Olympic Bronze Medal. photograph by Debra Brash copyrightTimes Colonist.

OLYMPIC TORCH

Adam Kreek, Olympic rower picks up Premier Gordon Campbell off the dock at Elk Lake,where the water was getting his feet wet. The Canadian men's eight Olympic Gold medalists had finished their row with the Olympic torch across Elk Lake to hand off to the junior team. They were part of the Olympic torch relay which started in Victoria, BC.

torch

Olympic triathalete gold medalist Simon Whitfield and speed skating gold medalist Catriona Le May Doan light the Olympic torch. Debra Brash photo Times Colonist copyright.

WINTER

Snow was falling heavily in downtown Victoria and the snow covered bicycles normally used year round for transportation in the garden city.

SPRING GIRL

Spring in Beacon Hill park in Victoria.

SPRING

A curious cow checks out the photographer as he is munching away at the new green grass which seemed to be tasty eating for the gently animal at a farm in Central Saanich.