Tom Hanson Photojournalism Award 2018

Photographer Tom Hanson prepares to board the Liberal Party’s campaign plane in this undated photo. (Photo Tony Caldwell/The Canadian Press/Ottawa Sun)

Applications for the ninth annual Tom Hanson Photojournalism Award are now being accepted.

This six-week paid internship at The Canadian Press head office in Toronto is designed to give an up-and-coming news photographer the chance to perform on the national stage.
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2016 National Pictures of the Year Winners


Photograph of the Year
Khan Mohammed, a young boy who fled the fighting in Sangin, Helmand Province, shortly after his father was killed in January 2016 during fighting between  the Taliban and government forces, is now living in an IDP camp on the outskirts of Kabul. Afghan forces, backed by Western fighter planes and special forces had been struggling to repel a Taliban siege in Sangin for weeks. (Zachary Prong)

Toronto, Ontario: Canada’s top photojournalists have been awarded thousands of dollars in prize money at the 10th Annual National Pictures of the Year Awards (NPOY), held May 6th in Toronto, Ontario, by the News Photographers Association of Canada (NPAC).

As the nation’s premier photojournalist competition, the NPOY is a testament to the ideal that photojournalism matters now more than ever. An esteemed panel of experts juried the hundreds of submissions and selected a total of 32 photographers who were honoured in16 different categories for images that stretched from the ranches of Alberta to the grasslands of Mongolia.

The NPOY recognizes the excellence of Canada’s outstanding photojournalists whose compelling images collectively represented a spectacular body of work in 2016.
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How I Got the Photo – Fred Lum

2016 NPOY PORTRAIT/ PERSONALITY, Finalist – Filmmaker Deepa Mehta is photographed in Toronto, September 7, 2016. Mehta’s film, “Anatomy of Violence”, looks at the gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old woman in 2012, aboard a bus in India. (Fred Lum / The Globe and Mail)

“You can’t take photographs here,” said condo security when they saw me looking around with my cameras.

“But I’m meeting a resident. . . ”

“Doesn’t matter.”

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