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  • PHOTO ESSAY - Rania Matar
  • SPOTLIGHT-Giordano Ciampini
  • PHOTO ESSAY - Filippo Mutani
  • PHOTO ESSAY - Remembrance
  • PHOTOGRAPHER'S Q&A - Claus Andersen

2014 NPOY Call for Entries

A poster (1.5MB PDF) with a description of each category is available here. It also features a picture by Hannah Yoon, last year's Student Photojournalist of the Year.

Ordinary Lives by Rania Matar

The focus of this body of work is the Middle East, especially the women and children. Lebanon in particular is interesting to me because I am originally from Lebanon and also because of its key location between the West and the Arab world.

Lebanon is home to a blend of Western and Arab cultures, of Christianity and Islam, of tradition and modernity, all coexisting side by side. Whereas the media typically covers the Middle East in a sensational manner – terrorism, bombings and kidnappings – the large majority of the inhabitants are just ordinary people going on with their everyday lives. The purpose of these images is to convey just that. Continue reading »

Tom Hanson Photojournalism Award 2015

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 sixth 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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The Backstage Diaries by Filippo Mutani

Fashion is the mirror of time. Ephemeral, transient, which in dying and reviving, reads and interprets the social, psychological and cultural aspects of what is contemporary. Continue reading »


On the morning of October 22, 2014, Cpl. Nathan Cirillo was shot and killed while standing guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the National War Memorial in Ottawa. The gunman shot Cirillo from behind in an act of utmost cowardice before storming Parliament Hill, where he was confronted and killed by Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers.

Two days earlier on October 20, a car driven by a suspected homegrown terrorist intentionally ran down Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent and another soldier in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec. Vincent died the following day from his injuries. Continue reading »

The Grey City by Blazej Marczak

This is a story of Aberdeen, Scotland, or rather my personal and subjective impressions of this northern city bounded by two river mouths, the North Sea and green stretches of land. Continue reading »


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