An established photojournalist, David Trattles travels the globe spreading his enthusiasm and passion for photographing ordinary people with extraordinary connections to their community. Whether travelling across India on a bicycle, photographing cowboys in Germany or capturing the spirit of rural Newfoundlanders here in Canada, Trattles has a unique understanding and compassion for the people he meets.
Celebrated photojournalist Paul Nicklen has travelled deep below Arctic and Antarctic sea ice to take pictures of sea lions, narwhals and polar bears. Nicklen, who grew up in Kimmirut,on Nunavut's Baffin Island, shares his passion and unique understanding of polar wildlife through stunning,award-winning photos which are published in magazines such as Canadian Geographic and National Geographic. His images depict the impact of melting ice caps on both polar region's ecosystems, including how some of the oldest species of animals on the planet, such as the bowhead whale, are affected
After photographing theatre and contemporary dance in Montreal for three years, Martin Beaulieu chose to focus on personal photography assignments, documenting cultural and social issues in Asia. Now a successful freelance documentary photographer, Beaulieu always portrays his subjects with dignity and compassion as people, not victims. The Montreal-based photographer has had his work published in numerous magazines including Canadian Geographic and Photolife, as well as various humanitarian associations such as Amnesty International and Doctors without Borders.
Fresh out of art school in the late 1980s, Ned Pratt honed his skills as a photojournalist working for The Express in St. John's, Newfoundland. His portfolio has since grown to include a range of subjects from industrial to architecture, food, fashion, landscapes and portraiture. Yet his passion for fine-art photography endures. Pratt's photographs of austere Newfoundland landscapes have been exhibited throughout Canada, the United States and Japan. And both public and private institutions, including the Ford Motor Company of Canada, The Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and the Canadian Art Bank have his work in their collections.
Meet up-and-comer Dan Doucette. Since graduating from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design three years ago, Doucette has been working as a full-time freelancer photographer. The majority of his work reflects a documentary style yet he still finds time for weddings, nature and commercial photography.
After studying commercial photography in Paris, Patrice Halley marched into a local newsroom not knowing much about the industry and landed the guidance of an established photographer. Twenty-seven years later, Halley is an award winning photographer, living in Cranbrook, B.C., and one of the top photojournalists in Canada.
While studying science and marketing through a Bachelor of Applied Sciences at the University of Guelph and business during the summer at Brock University, Dawn Goss knew she had to pursue a career that would allow self expression. Now the winner of two National Magazine Awards and co-author of three books, Goss is a successful writer and photojournalist living in a rural setting near Erickson, M.B.
When Stephen Krasemann became a photographer in 1973, he gave himself only a few years to establish a career or move on. After landing his first job making short films for Sesame Street, Krasemann has gone on to become one of Canada's top photographers, winning the Missouri School of Journalism's Picture of the Year award four times in the Natural History category and category awards in the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition as well as being published around the world in magazines ranging from Vogue to National Wildlife.
Don MacKinnon is a successful freelance photojournalist based in Richmond, B.C., who has been working in the Vancouver area and on Vancouver Island since 1990. A graduate of the photographic technician course at Algonquin College in Ottawa, MacKinnon's photos have been published in numerous publications, ranging from from daily newspapers, such as The Globe and Mail, to international wire services and magazines, including TIME and Maclean's.
Brian Atkinson is a frequent contributor to Canadian Geographic with more than 20 years of experience photographing in the field in some 55 countries. He has published three books and is now working on a documentary book on Guatemala's recent history.