Pictures 1. 2. 3. Hollow Water
The Ojibway community of Hollow Water is situated approximately 290 km. northeast of Winnipeg on the east shore of Lake Winnipeg. Manigotogan, located 20 minutes away, is a predominantly Metis settlement. I visited often, accompanied by my friend, Reg Simard, who is from Manigotogan. My first trip was in June, 1998 and since then I have been back many times. Years ago it was the saw mills and the fishing wharfs that attracted men who entered the work force. The saw mills have for the most part disappeared but the fishing industry remains.
Reg and I were driving around Hollow Water and noticed Dora Moneyas on her front porch. We decided to stop and possibly photograph her. After a few minutes of conversation she warmed up to the idea and even put on her scarf for us. I took several photographs of this very shy woman but it was only when she turned to leave did I capture the particular expression I wanted.
We continued our drive when I noticed a couple of kids splashing in a wash tub perched on a picnic table. It described that lazy, hot afternoon perfectly.