Loaves and Fishes

Genevieve Walker

April 17–June 7, 2024

Academic Presentation | April 17th, 2024 from 3-3:45pm in Room 10 at Regent College 

Reception | April 17th, 2024 from 4-7pm

Welcome to Vancouver! The city is known for its scenic views, temperate climate, and, sadly, loneliness.

Despite its abundant beauty, Vancouver is becoming more widely known as a broken, disconnected, and increasingly lonely place. For many, these words are not just superficial labels, but their reality. If you let it, Vancouver will show you how it got these labels. And yet, there is still hope!

Over the last three years, since moving to Vancouver, I have started to uncover a hidden patchwork of people who are helping others and building connections and community across the city. Whether by vocation or through compulsion, this collection of city changers is doing what they can with what they have.

The photos in this exhibition celebrate these (largely unchampioned) people, each working in the place where they feel most connected and using what they have in their hands that helps them to connect with others—or, as one person put it, offering their ‘loaves and fishes.’

Genevieve Walker is an Australian social worker and photographer now based in Vancouver, Canada. She holds a Bachelor of Social Work degree from the Queensland University of Technology (Australia). Genevieve worked for several years as a social worker, all the while pursuing her passion for photography, something that she has long held dear. Until recently, she would’ve explained these as two quite separate pursuits; each distinct in nature, and both seemingly incompatible. Since coming to Regent College, Genevieve has been learning how social work, photography, and one’s faith can interact and intertwine to create something new in beautiful and unexpected ways.