Thursday, February 24, 2005

Montreal 1984, Photos: Jardin Chez Josephine Sberna’s garden on Drolet

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These photos mark the first time I visited the home of Josephine Sberna, who became a dear friend. She is in the upper left of the garden, as seen from the stairs. I find it so hard to print some of these photos as they captures such an innocent, happy moment- when we were blissfully and thankfully unaware of what destinies would befall us. Sweet, charming, wonderful Josephine, who would be murdered by an ex boyfriend 9 years later in Montreal. It still hurts- I will never get over the horror of her death- or that the man who did it was rumoured to have avoided prison even though he was identified while withdrawing money from her ATM bank account. Her mother however was told that the man who killed Josephine received 8 years- and has asked me to verify this.

In 2007 I finally had a chance to visit her family grave in Marignane, France, where she was born and is now buried.
josephine sberna 2007





josephine sberna 1984

josephine sberna 1984

josephine sberna 1984

josephine sberna 1984
Sheila Urbanowski


I began a facebook group,
In memory of Josephine Sberna: Inoubliable!
, for her friends to have a place to remember her.



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Linda Dawn Hammond,MFA, AKA Dawn One, is a photographer and journalist. As a teenager in 1976, she began covering music events for various magazines. During the late 70s she became involved in punk, documenting an insider's perspective of the music, political and social scenes in Montreal, Toronto, NYC, the UK and Europe, included in this blog as photographs and commentary. Linda Dawn Hammond continues to work as a photojournalist, specializing in music, art and politics. As a fine arts photographer, she has exhibited in galleries been and published widely.