(A four photograph series)
Gwen Tuinman is a novelist, born and raised in rural southern Ontario. Fascinated by the landscape of human tenacity, she writes about people navigating the social restrictions of their era. Her storytelling is influenced by an interest in bygone days. As a mentor, she helps women writers to shed emotional armour so they can reclaim their self-expression, dream bigger and learn to guide themselves through new creative risks. Gwen lives in the Kawartha Lakes region with her husband. Her forthcoming novel will be published in the spring of 2024 by Random House Canada.
August 28, 2014 at 3:44 pm
I’m wondering where this is, what that little boy was thinking and what the children were eating! It doesn’t look so different inside to what I’ve seen of our schools in England in years gone by, though the setting is a little different!
September 13, 2014 at 6:35 am
Andrea, I was also captured by the little boy’s expression. It seems the answer is always on the ceiling. The first photo was taken in France as part of a series by Robert Doisneau. At first I thought the photo was staged, but then I read that Doisneau preferred candid street photography, so I changed my opinion. If you search his name online, you will discover some iconic images. I was unable to find the source of the girl’s photo which was a great disappointment.