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2014 NPOY Judging Finals

A look at the 2014 National Pictures of the Year judges choosing the winning entries. The overall judging can be watched here. The judges are (L-R) Erica Shultz, Rick Collins, and Les Bazso. The judging moderator is Ric Ernst. All videos by Ryan Jackson.


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2014 National Pictures of the Year Winners


Photograph of the Year: Michelle Siu

Oshawa, Ontario – November 9, 2014: Thalidomide victim Bernadette Bainbridge, 52, has seal-like hands, one ear, partial facial paralysis and is completely reliant on her elderly parents. During pregnancy, her mother took thalidomide which was once considered a “miracle drug” for pregnant women suffering insomnia and morning sickness. Thalidomide caused birth defects to an estimated 6,000 to 10,000 unborn babies worldwide. The Canadian government in 1991 gave its victims a one-time compensation payout of $52,000 to $82,000 per person, an insult to the now middle-aged victims. (Photo Michelle Siu)

VANCOUVER, May 9, 2015 – Photographers use their cameras as tools of exploration, documentation and ultimately as instruments of change. The 1,887 images submitted for consideration by Canada’s premier photojournalist competition, the National Pictures of the Year (NPOY) awards, is a testament to the ideal that photography matters — now more than ever.

After careful consideration by a panel of experts, the News Photographers Association of Canada (NPAC) is pleased to announce the winners of its annual NPOY awards during the National Pictures of the Year Gala event in Vancouver, British Columbia on May 9, 2015.

These awards recognize the excellence represented in submissions by Canada’s outstanding photojournalists whose compelling images collectively represented a spectacular body of work.
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A Look Back – Naomi Harris – 2013

An ongoing series of (unedited) videos from NPAC’s annual Photojournalism Conference.

In 2013, semi-professional hobo Naomi Harris spoke about her other career as a US-based Canadian editorial and documentary photographer.

(Video – Ryan Jackson)

If you watched Naomi’s entire presentation, you may now be wondering what happened to the dog. Here’s what happened to Maggie the dog.


A Look Back – Anastasia Taylor-Lind 2013

An ongoing series of (unedited) videos from NPAC’s annual Photojournalism Conference.

English/Swedish documentary photographer Anastasia Taylor-Lind is based in London and she works on issues relating to women, birth rights, population and war. Her editorial clients include National Geographic Magazine, GEO Germany, Marie Claire, The Sunday Times Magazine, Time, The New York Times and The Telegraph Magazine, among others.

At the 2013 NPAC conference, Taylor-Lind shared a few stories about herself and her career.

(Video – Ryan Jackson)


2014 NPOY Student Photographer of the Year Nominees

The nominees for Student Photographer of the Year are (in alphabetical order):

Giovanni Capriotti, Loyalist College
Andrew C. Johnson, Loyalist College
Annie Sakkab, Loyalist College

These portfolios include single images and picture stories. (Please be patient, this page loads a lot of pictures).


Giovanni Capriotti

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