"Under Vancouver 1972-1982" is a collection of my earliest photographs, published in 2017 by Magenta Publishing for the Arts. These pictures were made before and after my first trips to Japan, Hong Kong and SE Asia, and show Vancouver as a port town at the end of the rail line, before the city became an urban resort and real estate investment destination.


Signed copies of "Under Vancouver 1972-1982" are still available here: www.greggirardpictures.com
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200 Block East Hastings. 1975
200 Block East Hastings. 1975
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Commodore Lanes, Lunch Counter. 1973
Commodore Lanes, Lunch Counter. 1973
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Lunar New Year, East Pender Street. 1978
Lunar New Year, East Pender Street. 1978
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'Pumps', Cordova St., 1982
'Pumps', Cordova St., 1982
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Waterfront (Cars and Ship), 1980
Waterfront (Cars and Ship), 1980
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West German Visitor. 1982
West German Visitor. 1982
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Boxer in Cafe, 1973
Boxer in Cafe, 1973
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Playing Cards for Men. 1981
Playing Cards for Men. 1981
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Man with Bandaid on Nose. 1974
Man with Bandaid on Nose. 1974
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Lux Theatre. 1975
Lux Theatre. 1975
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Sailors Home, Alexander Street. 1973
Sailors Home, Alexander Street. 1973
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A-2 Cafe, 6am. 1975
A-2 Cafe, 6am. 1975
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Car and Houses, Marine Drive. 1980
Car and Houses, Marine Drive. 1980
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Coin City Arcade. 1974
Coin City Arcade. 1974
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Hotaka Maru. 1981
Hotaka Maru. 1981
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Camaro in Alley, 1981
Camaro in Alley, 1981
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American Hotel, Rear Entrance. 1975
American Hotel, Rear Entrance. 1975
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Adult Entertainment, Playland. 1973
Adult Entertainment, Playland. 1973
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Silver Grill Cafe, 6am. 1975
Silver Grill Cafe, 6am. 1975
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Roller Coaster. 1981
Roller Coaster. 1981
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Arco Hotel. 1981
Arco Hotel. 1981
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Kill for Love. 1982
Kill for Love. 1982
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Chinese Voice Newspaper Office. 1981
Chinese Voice Newspaper Office. 1981
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Tracks behind Princeton Hotel. 1982
Tracks behind Princeton Hotel. 1982
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Blue Eagle Cafe, 1975
Blue Eagle Cafe, 1975
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Western Sports, Hastings Street. 1975
Western Sports, Hastings Street. 1975
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Freighter, 1973
Freighter, 1973
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White Rose Cafe. 1973
White Rose Cafe. 1973
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Billboard, Commercial Drive. 1982
Billboard, Commercial Drive. 1982
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Pool Hall, Hastings Street. 1973
Pool Hall, Hastings Street. 1973
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Canadian Pacific Freight Yards. 1981
Canadian Pacific Freight Yards. 1981
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Lucky Strike Lanes. 1975
Lucky Strike Lanes. 1975
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Three White Shirts. 1981
Three White Shirts. 1981
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Chinese Sailor/Movie Poster. 1981
Chinese Sailor/Movie Poster. 1981
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Tracks and Snow near Waterfront. 1980
Tracks and Snow near Waterfront. 1980
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Building and Car, Franklin Street. 1981
Building and Car, Franklin Street. 1981
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Buildings on Railway Ave. 1975
Buildings on Railway Ave. 1975
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Soup. Steams Cafe. 1974
Soup. Steams Cafe. 1974
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Kit Kat Klub, 1975
Kit Kat Klub, 1975
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Granville Street Bridge. 1975
Granville Street Bridge. 1975
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