A Tale of Two Egypt’s – Grant Stirton

There is a timeless rhythm between the sands of the Sahara and depths of the Red Sea. Above the ground, a popular revolution drags on. The ancient city of Thebes at Luxor must be tread carefully. Below the surface, life goes on, unaware of the turmoil above.

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The Place Where my Grandma Died – Michal Solarski

Ever since I visited my dying grandmother at the care home, I wanted to go back. She spent the last days of her life there after suffering a stroke. I remember feeling great sadness looking at her as she laid in a massive gloomy room among other patients. Continue reading →

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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