It's currently -6 degrees Fahrenheit in Fort Qu'appelle, Saskatchewan. It's a heatwave of sorts for the small town, which will see temperatures as low as -33 over the weekend.
This is what photographer Vera Saltzman signed up for when she relocated to the province. While she's hopped around Canada most of her life, Saltzman found her move to nation's prairie especially challenging. "I've been grappling with a profound feeling of loneliness," she says. " This isn't the first time I've moved, but it's likely the hardest."
Saltzman says that with each move, she's "created a connection to both the people and place" through her photographs. She's noticed that most locals admire all the open space and never-ending fields Saskatchewan has to offer. These are things Saltzman is still adjusting to as she explores her surroundings.
We had the photographer go through some of her shots from last year's winter in Saskatchewan, having her explain what she saw and felt when shooting the often isolating landscapes she discovered: