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

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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]

Canadian photographer matches famous movie scenes with the real-life locations where they were filmed

There’s something magical about visiting the spot where your favourite movie scene was filmed. It gives you a direct connection to a film and its characters and somehow makes the movie seem more real. That’s part of the idea behind FILMography, on ongoing art project by Canadian photographer and movie fan Christopher Moloney. The Brampton, Ont.,… [read more]

City of Toronto Photo Contest – Share your parks, forestry & recreation moments

Snap & share your parks, forestry and recreation moments Get your camera ready because the City of Toronto, Parks, Forestry and Recreation division is hosting a photo contest! Contest Period: August 18 – September 30, 2014 From August 18 through September 30 get outside and take pictures of your experiences and memorable moments in Toronto’s… [read more]

Lightning strike rattles Thunder Bay photographer

A Thunder Bay photographer says he got a little too close to his subject matter in the early hours on Monday. Dave Zahodnik had quickly gone down to Marina Park with his camera to take pictures after he spotted a thunder and lightning storm rolling into the harbour.”The best time to get those shots is when its… [read more]