Along the St-Maurice River by Alexi Hobbs

Issue 36

This project aims to explore and investigate rural Quebec as a city-dwelling outsider by photographing people and places along the St-Maurice River and attemps to show a slice of rural Quebec's current cultural landscape.Located in central Quebec, midway between Québec and Montréal and slicing Trois-Rivières right down the middle, the St-Maurice River is of interest because, forsaken by younger generations who've fled for the cities, it is rife with nostalgic idiosyncrasies of abandonment. Contrasting this vacated feeling is the teeming presence of industry and tourism in the shape of hydro-electric dams, logging trucks, snowmobiling, canoeing and dog-sledding foreigners and cityfolk.

Alexi Hobbs is a Montreal, Canada based photographer.
To view more of Alexi's work, please visit his website.
Follow Alexi on Twitter : @ahobbs

  Two frenchmen attempting to play hockey, 2010 

Two frenchmen attempting to play hockey, 2010 

  Overlooking La Tuque, 2010 

Overlooking La Tuque, 2010 

  Pont Rivière-aux-Rats, 2009 

Pont Rivière-aux-Rats, 2009 

  Breakfast in Mattawin, 2009 

Breakfast in Mattawin, 2009 

  Untitled, 2010 

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  Barrage de La Tuque, 2010 

Barrage de La Tuque, 2010 

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  Untitled, 2011 

Untitled, 2011 

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  L'amour PQ, 2010 

L'amour PQ, 2010 

  Untitled, 2011 

Untitled, 2011 

  Untitled, 2010 

Untitled, 2010 

  Le casse-croûte du boss, 2010 

Le casse-croûte du boss, 2010 

  La St-Maurice, 2010 

La St-Maurice, 2010 

  Untitled, 2009 

Untitled, 2009