Parisa Azadi

Parisa is an Iranian-Canadian documentary photographer. Her work focuses on issues surrounding diaspora, displacement, and questions of identity amongst marginalized groups. Her work has been published in the New York Times, Associated Press, BBC, Washington Times, Christian Science Monitor and others. See her most recent work at www.parisaphotography.com "

Mayor Gregor Robertson comments on Vancouver Riot Review report: live blog

"What happened that night had a terrible impact on our city," Mayor Gregor Robertson says, "particularly on the employees and businesses." He says he walked downtown hours after the riots happened. "...

Aritzia warehouse sale lineup clogs Gastown

Young fashionistas, reluctant boyfriends and general clotheshorses lined up for blocks around Gastown to hunt for bargains at Aritzia's giant warehouse sale on Water street. Some women claimed to...

Crack pipes delivered to addicts

As Downtown Eastside residents await the arrival of clean crack pipes at Insite, workers from the PHS Vancouver Mobile Needle Exchange deliver tens of thousands of clean crack pipes to drug users in...

Powell Street Festival celebrates Japanese Canadian culture

The Powell Street Festival, an annual celebration of Japanese Canadian arts, culture and heritage, took place over the weekend at Oppenheimer Park, in the heart of the Downtown Eastside. The festival...

Police say no indication that Vancouver's latest homicide was gang-related

Const. Lindsey Houghton spoke to the press at the Vancouver Police Department about last night's shooting,which marked the eigth homicide in Vancouver this year. A man was shot dead in the...

Pot culture in Vancouver: photo essay

Marijuana possession is illegal in Canada. But a VO photo series shows that not everyone is following the letter of the law.

Rumana Monzur story: responses to news UBC student's eyes beyond repair

After today's news that UBC student Rumana Monzur's eyes are beyond repair, following the savage attack by her husband in Bangladesh, VO stopped a few people on the street to ask for their responses...

Caroline Macgillivray's Beauty Night on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside

"Oh, you're so pretty," exclaims Theresa,  a short-haired woman as she greets Beauty Night founder, Caroline Macgillivray. Theresa throws her arms around Macgillivray in a warm embrace. "So...

Riots in Vancouver after Canucks lose Stanley Cup: live blog and photos

The following is a live blog of the Vancouver riots compiled by twitter updates made by people witnessing the events taking place downtown.   Identify the perpetrators! Post and spread the word!...

Photos: Vancouver descends into riot chaos after Stanley Cup loss

It was a side of Vancouver that many had not seen before: Canucks fans smashed and burned cars on the streets and parking lots in downtown Vancouver. Rioters were laughing and cheering, getting their...