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Louis Helbig

Originally from Williams Lake, BC, Louis Helbig’s background includes skiing for Canada on the national nordic ski team, a degree from the London School of Economics and flying bush planes. He left Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs in 2006 to pursue art.

Another ongoing project is Sunken Villages, of the 15 Canadian and American communities that disappeared with the construction of the St. Lawrence Seaway in the 1950s.

Louis’ work is held in public and private collections worldwide.

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With 226 contributors pledging $43,170 in a 2014 Kickstarter campaign, Beautiful Destruction stands as the best funded, all-Canadian crowdsourced art or photography project ever!

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Essay Contributors

Chief Allan Adam
Chief Allan Adam Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation
Rick George
Rick George Former President & CEO of Suncor
Elizabeth May
Elizabeth May Member of Parliament, Green Party Leader
Ezra Levant
Ezra Levant Author of Ethical Oil & Columnist with Sun Media
Eric Reguly
Eric Reguly Journalist
Architect Theatre
Architect Theatre Creators, Producers & Performers of Highway 63: The Fort Mac Show
Gil McGowan
Gil McGowan Alberta Federation of Labour President
Duff Conacher
Duff Conacher Co-Founder Democracy Watch
Megan Leslie
Megan Leslie Member of Parliament, NDP Environment Critic & Deputy Leader
Greg Stringham
Greg Stringham Vice President, Oil Sands, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers
Jennifer Grant
Jennifer Grant Associate Regional Director, Alberta & the North, Pembina Institute
Bill McKibben
Bill McKibben President & Co-Founder of 350.org
Dr John O
Dr John O'Connor Family Physician, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, Alberta
Charles Wilkinson
Charles Wilkinson Writer & Film Director Oil Sands Karaoke
Louis Helbig
Louis Helbig Artist & Photographer
Francis Scarpaleggia
Francis Scarpaleggia Member of Parliament, Liberal Caucus Chair


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