Cool Boxes

July 2011

Fishermen's huts on Canada's lakes

From dark, windowless huts to mini trailers with curtains, the living quarters constructed on frozen lakes all across Canada for the sole purpose of conducting some serious ice fishing, are not to be sneezed at. Photographer Richard Johnson has an earnest interest in representing each sort of vernacular structure that this occupation has spawned. Scanning the provinces, he has already documented more than half of the country and won’t rest until he’s done.
Photo © Richard Johnson
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