WP 10: Abandon

Vancouver Cart

Kelly Wood

Vancouver Cart, (2005-ongoing): A large series of documentary photographs of Vancouver’s “binner’s” carts and their contents in situ at various city locations. This series contains over 120 images of Vancouver Carts and evidences an underground economy within “the most unaffordable city in Canada.”


Kelly Wood is an Associate Professor in the Department of Visual Arts at Western University, London, ON. She is a photographer and practicing artist whose research focuses on subjects that relate to the environmental impact of waste accumulation, waste economies, and all forms of visible and invisible pollution. Her photography has been broadly exhibited in Canada at the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography; the Art Gallery of Ontario; The Power Plant; the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal; the Vancouver Art Gallery; and the Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery. Her work has been shown internationally at the Akademie der Kuenste, Berlin; Museum Van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp; Fotoinstituut, Rotterdam; and Artspace in Sydney, Australia. She has also written for international publications such as History of Photography, U.K., and Philosophy of Photography, U.K.