Canadian photographer Kevin Frayer honoured in China International Press Photo Awards

China International Press Photo Contest Winners

Kevin Frayer, a Beijing-based Canadian freelance photographer, won “Picture of the Year 2013″ at the award ceremony for the 10th China International Press Photo Contest (CHIPP) in Quanzhou, Fujian on Saturday. Frayer’s winning photo features the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, which struck the Philippines last year. It was also awarded the gold medal in the… [read more]

Geoffrey James captures stunning images of life inside Kingston Penitentiary

Kingston pen (Photo by Geoffrey James)

Geoffrey James has been one of Canada’s most distinguished photographers for more than 25 years. In 1989, he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. He won the Gershon Iskowitz Prize from the Art Gallery of Ontario in 2005; and in 2012, the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts. James’ new book of photographs, Inside Kingston… [read more]

Amazing light painting photos capture beauty and motion of kayaking and canoeing on Canadian waterways

motion exposure kayak4 copyright Stephen Orlando

Ontario-based photographer Stephen Orlando is fascinated with human movement and uses programmable LED light sticks attached to kayak paddles, people, racquets, and other objects to translate that movement into photographic light paintings. The act of recording motion on the surface of water surrounded by reflections creates a surprisingly unique effect, almost sculptural in nature. via:… [read more]

Applications now being accepted for the 2015 Tom Hanson Photojournalism Award

tom hanson photojournalism award

The Tom Hanson Photojournalism Award encourages photojournalists to apply for this unique opportunity to cover breaking news, sports, and cultural events in Toronto for six weeks for The Canadian Press. “With this award, we continue to honour Tom Hanson’s spirit,” says Graeme Roy, director of photography at The Canadian Press. The award is open to Canadian photojournalists who have been in the business fewer than five years. [read more]

Toronto commercial photographer Shin Sugino receives 2014 Les Usherwood Award

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Shin is the recipient of this year’s Les Usherwood Award. Presented at the Advertising Design Club of Canada awards ceremony, it is awarded to someone who has devoted an entire career to craft and who has made a major contribution to the quality of Canadian creative. It is so befitting Shin Sugino who came to… [read more]

1 supermodel, 1,000 poses: Canada’s Coco Rocha offers Study of Pose in new book

coco rocha the pose

A groundbreaking, in-depth exploration of the movement and flexibility of the human body, featuring 1,000 stunning black-and-white photographs that showcase the unique collaboration between international supermodel Coco Rocha, “The Queen of Pose,” and world-renowned photographer Steven Sebring. Supermodel Coco Rocha’s uncanny ability to strike distinctive, camera-ready poses at an astounding speed has earned her international… [read more]

Vancouver photographer Dina Goldstein’s new project examines religion in modern society

Gods of Suburbia

  Gods of Suburbia is Dina Goldstein’s third large-scale project. The work is a visual analysis of religious faith within the context of the modern forces of technology, science and secularism. The series plays with narrative and religious iconography in order to communicate how organized belief has become twisted within a global framework driven by… [read more]

A Photographer’s Dream: Capturing the Collections of the Canadian Museum of Nature

Martin Lipman’s first job for the Canadian Museum of Nature was providing photographs for the brochure that introduced the museum’s collections and research facility to the public in 1997. It was the first time in decades that all the collections of the museum were together again under one roof, and the job cemented his love for natural history and scientific research. [read more]

Cancer survivor Robin Macmillan conquers fear through photography

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This episode of The Weekly Flickr features a profile of Canadian photographer Robin Macmillan, a breast cancer survivor who conquered her fears through photography. During treatment, there were days when Robin couldn’t get out of bed. She passed the time by dreaming about ways to become more creative with her photos, and photography soon became… [read more]

Canadian photographer furious about unauthorized use of photo in anti-burqa social media post

The memory of Afghanistan’s first female police officer has been desecrated by (Australia’s) Palmer United Party senator Jacqui Lambie and others, a photographer says. Canadian Lana Slezic is outraged to learn that her photograph of Afghanistan’s lieutenant colonel Malalai Kakar was being promoted by Lambie and the Britain First party as an image of a terrorist.… [read more]