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Vancouver photojournalist captures lives of people living ‘off the grid’

April 2, 2015

When the daily grind gets overwhelming, many of us might daydream about disconnecting from the outside world.

But a new photography exhibition at Vancouver’s Capture Photography Festival offers a glimpse into the lives of Canadians who have actually done it: they’ve unplugged and are living entirely off the grid.

The exhibition is the work of Vancouver-based photojournalist Jonathan Taggart who, along with Phillip Vannini, the Canadian Research Chair in innovative learning and public ethnography at Royal Roads University in Victoria, spent two years observing the lives of people who live off-grid, a term that refers to a house that is not connected to the main electrical grid or natural gas lines.

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