This article originally appeared on VICE Canada. Everything is disposable, and no time is this more obvious than at the tail end of the holidays. Having traded a bunch of deliberately over-packaged candles, booze, jelly beans, and other novelty trash, it's not long before much of it actually ends up in a dumpster.
It takes a lot of effort to hang onto things when wages are low, space is limited, and life itself feels precarious and uncertain. With this in mind, Vancouver photographer Jackie Dives set out to find the personal items young people decide to carry with them over decades and long distances.