Stolen photos returned to Shelter Nova Scotia

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Local photographer Sue Siri poses for a photo next to one of the large window displays that was installed at the Alderney Landing Ferry Terminal for the shoot in November.

Metro Halifax

A stolen photo exhibit has found its way home to Shelter Nova Scotia.

The display of 15 large photos printed onto vinyl had been hanging in Alderney Landing since November, and encouraged the public to see those experiencing homelessness as people first.

The pictures were shot by Halifax-area photographer, Sue Siri.

Shelter Nova Scotia said on Jan. 5 around 2:30 p.m., a man and a woman were seen taking the photos down. When a witness asked them what they were doing, the man claimed to be the photographer.

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Around 11 p.m. Jan. 20, Shelter Nova Scotia said an employee of a business on Jamieson Street in Dartmouth found the exhibit outside their front door and called police.

“We are very pleased the photographs have been returned and would like to thank the media and general public for spreading the word,” a release from the shelter states. “Without your support the photographs may never have been returned.”

Although Don Spicer, director of Shelter Nova Scotia, said last week the non-profit could not afford to reproduce the photos for $7,500, the release thanked the many people and businesses who made “generous offers” to pay for the reproduction had the photos not been found.

Geographic location: Nova Scotia, Jamieson Street, Dartmouth

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