MENU

HERE! MAGAZINE

HIKING VANCOUVER ISLAND WITH RYAN LEBLANC

FINDING FAMILY IN THE REMNANTS OF WAR

TRAILING SPOUSES: MARRIAGES-ON-THE-MOVE

PHOTO FEATURE

The Interlove Project

by Colin Boyd Shafer

menubutton
trigger

INTERLOVE is a documentary photography series exploring the love that people in interfaith relationships share.

COLIN BOYD SHAFER is a Canadian documentary photographer and Social Sciences educator born in Kitchener, Ontario. He holds an M.Sc in the Political Economy of Violence, Conflict and Development. His most recent project, Cosmopolis Toronto won the 2014 Toronto Urban Photography Festival and he presented on it at TEDxToronto 2014. Shafer won the 2013 Human Rights Watch Film Festival’s Photography Competition in London, UK, and his work has been widely published in publications like Doc!, F-Stop and Foto8 Magazine. While teaching in Malaysia from 2008-2012, he created the TEDx-featured Everyone Has Hope Project, whereby Malaysian college students taught photography to Burmese refugees living in Malaysia. Colin is currently based in Sofia, Bulgaria.

MORE FROM CANADIAN PHOTOGRAPHERS

Jameel was born in Toronto to South Asian parents who had immigrated to Canada from Tanzania in the mid-1970s.  He was raised in a traditional Ismaili household where his family regularly attended religious services. Jameel identifies as an Ismaili Muslim and acknowledges that his loving and supportive home life provided the foundation for him to become the man he is today.

 

Lauren grew up in Waterloo‚ Ontario. Her parents moved to Canada from South Africa and chose a city where they could integrate with the local culture. Her family upholds the traditions of Judaism‚ and she identifies as a cultural Jew. For Lauren‚ the beauty and meaning of the Jewish holiday traditions are what she primarily identifies with.

 

To read Jameel and Lauren’s full story and to discover how they brought together elements of Indian‚ Ismaili‚ and Jewish customs in their wedding ceremony‚ visit www.interloveproject.com

 

 

Read the stories of all the interfaith and intra-faith couples and families Colin has photographed and interviewed at

INTERLOVEPROJECT.COM

Here! Magazine is created with and for newcomers to Canada to give newcomers the opportunity to see themselves and their newcomer experiences reflected in the media.

Here! Magazine is a diverse community, building cross-cultural awareness by sharing the norms, traditions and stories of all cultures and introducing newcomers to their adopted communities through community mentorship and the sharing of experience. We welcome your voice!

 

Copyright © 2015-2017 Here! Magazine                                                                                                                                        ABOUT US              CONTACT US             ADVERTISERS