“From Curiosity to Concern”: Boreal Collective interview online

Posted on Feb 4, 2014
“From Curiosity to Concern”: Boreal Collective interview online

I few weeks ago I was interviewed by Brett Gunldock for an ongoing series of interviews put forth by the Boreal Collective exploring our members’ work, direction and motivation. The interview is now online at http://borealcollective.com/taggart-from-curiosity-to-concern/, and in it I talk about my ongoing work with the Off Grid project, the future of my work with BC’s […]

Crawl with us! Eastside Culture Crawl preview

Posted on Nov 14, 2013
Crawl with us! Eastside Culture Crawl preview

This year I’m participating in Vancouver’s Eastside Culture Crawl – a yearly weekend event where artists and artisans open their studios to the general public – alongside talented local photographers Jessica Beisler and Greg Geipel. This year’s crawl features over 400 artists in 84 buildings, with 15,000 visitors expected to crawl between studios. You can […]

Announcing “Our Home On Native Lands”

Posted on Jul 5, 2013
Announcing “Our Home On Native Lands”

I’m excited to announce the concept launch of a new collaborative storytelling venture I will be pursuing alongside a handful of talented photographers, writers and thinkers. As www.ourhomeonnativelands.ca explains, “Canadian-Indigenous relations are at a breaking point. In the winter of 2012, a wave of protests spread across the country. Staring constant discrimination in the face, Aboriginal […]

“Living off-grid is a realistic goal for many” – Prince Albert Daily Herald, SK

Posted on Feb 20, 2013
“Living off-grid is a realistic goal for many” – Prince Albert Daily Herald, SK

Physically worn out from travelling by vehicle and plane to a remote home in northern Saskatchewan, two scholars passed through Prince Albert on their way back south last week… Although exhausted, Jonathan Taggart and Phillip Vannini retained their enthusiasm during a discussion with the Daily Herald about their book deal and documentary film about Canadians […]

‘Split Like A Crutch’ – Daylight Magazine Multimedia

Posted on Jul 5, 2012
‘Split Like A Crutch’ – Daylight Magazine Multimedia

A big thank you to the folks at Daylight Magazine for putting together this multimedia piece featuring my images and field recordings from the territories of British Columbia’s In-SHUCK-ch Nation. Check it out, and then check out www.daylightmagazine.org to see some of the great work supported and promoted by the Daylight Community Arts Foundation. Kukstem!

Missing in Angling: Early summer in British Columbia

Posted on Jun 12, 2012
Missing in Angling: Early summer in British Columbia

It’s been something of a stutter-start to summer on the coast, but despite what many are referring to as a familiar British Columbia “June-uary” I’ve been finding plenty of reasons to get out on the water and into the woods. My work output is slowing – as is typical for this time of year, when […]

Western Canada Music Awards – Album Design Nomination

Posted on Jun 5, 2012
Western Canada Music Awards – Album Design Nomination

I’m pleased to announce that I’ve been nominated for a Western Canada Music Award in the category of Album Design of the Year along with the hyper-talented Andy Dixon for our collaboration on Said The Whale’s “Little Mountain” release. I’ve had the pleasure and privilege of working with Juno Award-winners Said The Whale for many […]

Life off the Grid: Canadian Geographic

Posted on May 22, 2012
Life off the Grid: Canadian Geographic

The June 2012 issue of Canadian Geographic features a piece from the off-grid project I am working on with Phillip Vannini. In “Life off the grid: An ethnographer and videographer meet the people whose homes produce all the energy they need“, Phillip relates some of our experiences with Don and Maxine: two remarkable off-gridders with […]

Spring Peepers, Prince Edward Island

Posted on May 21, 2012
Spring Peepers, Prince Edward Island

I little bit of fun from last week’s trip to Prince Edward Island. Phillip (primary off-grid investigator), Lindsay (audio technician / publicist extraordinary) and I stayed at a fantastic solar-powered cabin on the beach in Goose River: lobster was plentiful, clouds were sporadic (sporadic enough to make solar-heated showers a rarity), and when the sun […]

Presentation at the Royal Geographical Society Annual Conference, Edinburgh

Posted on Apr 24, 2012
Presentation at the Royal Geographical Society Annual Conference, Edinburgh

This July I’ll be drawing on my experiences in the territories of the In-SHUCK-ch Nation, as well as recent trips to Haida Gwaii, the Yukon and Northwest Territories, to present at the Annual International Royal Geographical Society Conference in Edinburgh, Scotland: Surging ahead or left behind: the off-grid experiences of First Nations in Canada “As […]