The Merging Time assignment is one of the cornerstones of the PHOT 1225 course in the first year of the Professional Photography program. Students chose a historical image from the City of Vancouver Archives collection, and then visit the original location to capture a new image in our current time. The resulting frame is digitally combined with the historic version to create a Vancouver that has recognizable features and nostalgia of by-gone times. Our city is shown as it was and now is, as progress will inexorably continue to change Vancouver's face.
The Merging Time images have been created by first-year students since 2013. A sample of images are shown below. Each marker on the map corresponds to the location where the pair of images were taken.
Click on the numbered circles to view the image and its details.