The public is invited to the Opening Reception for temporary exhibit ‘Working in the Woods Today’ at the Campbell River Museum, this Saturday from 2-4 p.m.
Hans Peter Meyer, the curator of this photographic exhibit on the recent history of logging, will be on hand to speak about his work. Meyer says that this exhibit is part of a larger project, a pictorial book project he is producing on logging in the 21st Century.
Meyer is a writer and photographer living in the Comox Valley who grew up with logging.
His family members worked in coastal logging from the 1930s and up to recent times.
“As a young man, I worked in the woods and on the booms, and then for several more years in reforestation also,” Meyer says.
His photographs provide a record of both men and women working in this vital industry, often in remote and dangerous places, and celebrates an important aspect of the story of British Columbia. For information, call the Museum at (250) 287-3103.