Celebrated photographer Carol Kennedy of North River, Cape Breton, has died after a struggle with cancer. She was 67 years old.
She was a tireless supporter of Cape Breton culture and took the portraits of many of Nova Scotia’s finest entertainers including Rita MacNeil, Natalie MacMaster, the Rankin Family and Rawlins Cross. In 1997, she received a nomination for a Juno Award for CD Photography, and in 1998, received the East Coast Music Award for Best CD/Cassette Graphic Design. In 2000 she received the Photographer of the Year Award.
Kennedy studied photography at the Institute of Design in Chicago and her photographs have been exhibited in Canada, the U.S., England and Switzerland over the past 30 years. Her work is also included in the collections of the Art Galleries of Nova Scotia and Ontario, the Canada Council Art Bank, The Nova Scotia Art Bank, the National Film Board, the Jane Corkin Gallery, and many private collections. Carol Kennedy is survived by her husband, Gordon, and two sons.