Canadian photographer Kevin Frayer wins Picture of the Year at the China International Press Photo Contest

Canadian photographer Kevin Frayer Typhoon Haiyan

The winners of the 10th China International Press Photo contest have been unveiled. Asian-based Canadian photographer Kevin Frayer has taken top honors in the competition, winning “Picture of the Year” for an image shot during the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, which struck the Philipines last year. The prime prize in the 10th China International Press… [full story]

Actress Mischa Barton is “Strong and Serene” in an exclusive photo shoot with Canadian photographer Benjamin Kanarek

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February 2014, Mischa Barton was in Paris, staying at the luxurious Royal Monceau Hotel for a few days. While in “The City of Lights”, Mischa sat for a very special full-day studio shoot with Canadian fashion photographer Benjamin Kanarek in timeless black and white styling chosen by Adèle Cany. Hair by Raynald, Makeup DIOR by… [full story]

The Canadian Journalism Foundation to honour photojournalist Peter Bregg with Lifetime Achievement Award

Peter Bregg

Peter Bregg, a photojournalist who has captured some of journalism’s most compelling images, will be honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 17th Annual Canadian Journalism Foundation Awards on June 4th in Toronto. “Being the first photographer given this award is fantastic,” says Bregg. “I know a few of the past winners and being in same room as them was an… [full story]

A visionary photojournalist ahead of his time: Q&A with Larry Towell, Canada’s first member of Magnum Photos

Larry Towell with shovel

He rarely touches Twitter or Facebook, doesn’t own a cell phone and shoots mostly on film. And yet, midway through his seventh decade, Larry Towell remains one of the best and busiest photojournalists in the world. Towell, the first Canadian member of the world’s most prestigious photo agency, Magnum Photos, recently took the time to tell Mark… [full story]

Canadian photojournalist killed in Syria

Ali Mustafa killed in Syria

A Canadian freelance photojournalist who was killed during an airstrike in Syria on Sunday is being remembered for his passion and devotion to bringing awareness to the conflict in the war-torn country. Ali Mustafa and six others were killed when a Syrian government aircraft dropped barrel bombs in the rebel-held region of Aleppo, located in… [full story]

Major Collection of Allen Ginsberg Photos Donated to the University of Toronto

Allen Ginsberg self portrait

The University of Toronto is home to the world’s largest collection of photographs by the late beat poet Allen Ginsberg thanks to a donation by the Larry & Cookie Rossy Family Foundation. The 7,686 photographs housed in the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library and 236 silver gelatin prints at the University of Toronto Art Centre… [full story]

The Sheepdogs video by Matt Barnes & Mike Rybinski nominated for a Juno Award

Sheepdogs Matt Barnes

Congratulations to Toronto photographer Matt Barnes & videographer Mike Rybinski! Their music video for the Sheepdogs’ Feeling Good has been nominated for Video of the Year in the 2014 Juno Awards. The nominations were announced Tuesday morning at a news conference in Toronto. The stop-motion video, which features action figures of the band battling ninjas and rescuing sexy groupies, was shot… [full story]

Toronto photographer Chris Nicholls wins image maker of the year at Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards

Chris Nicholls Image Maker Award

Photographer Chris Nicholls took home the Image Maker award at the Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards inaugural gala, which was held at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto on Saturday. The award recognizes an outstanding Canadian fashion photographer or filmmaker who has made a significant impact within the Canadian fashion industry. Born in England and raised… [full story]

Opening this week – Home: Photographs by Jon Blak

home: photographs by jon blak

Toronto-based photographer Jon Blak has worked as an artist and educational outreach mentor for over 10 years. Much of Blak’s work addresses racism, stereotypes, and role-modelling for young people. In his artistic practice, Blak’s images portray young artists, producers and musicians. His work reflects the changing contemporary cultural milieu in both Jamaica and Canada, and… [full story]

Only a few days left to apply for the Tom Hanson Photojournalism Award

Tom Hanson Photojournalis Award

Only a few days remain for Canadian photojournalists early in their careers to apply for the Tom Hanson Photojournalism Award. The deadline is this Thursday, Jan. 9. Photojournalists who have been in the business less than five years are eligible to apply for a paid internship with The Canadian Press. Complete award criteria and application instructions, along with the… [full story]