2018 Photojournalism Conference
NPAC’s annual Photojournalism Conference is set for April 27 and 28, 2018, in Toronto. The 11th annual National Pictures of the Year Award Gala will be held April 28, 2018. More details will be added here as they become available.
Registration is open for both events.
Canadian-born, US-based photographer Chris Buck will be speaking at the 2018 conference.
His father worked for Kodak, so Chris went into the family business and became a photographer. He moved to New York in 1990 and established himself as a sought-after editorial and advertising photographer. His clients include Google, SAP, Old Spice, KIA, GQ, The New Yorker and The Guardian Weekend.
Buck has won multiple awards, including being the first recipient of the Arnold Newman Portrait Prize in 2007. His second book, a 30-year retrospective, UNEASY: Chris Buck Portraits 1986-2016, was published in early 2017.
His other series work includes Chris Buck’s Chris Buck (portraits of other people sharing his full name), Gentlemen’s Club (portraits of exotic dancers’ boyfriends), and Likeness (pictures of a 10-inch 3-D photograph of himself).
More guest speakers will be announced here as they become available.
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PHOTOWALKS – APRIL 27TH
FujiFilm – TBD
Leica – TBD
PORTFOLIO REVIEWS – APRIL 27 @ 6PM
Have your portfolio reviewed during one-on-one sessions with a number of experts in our field. Sign up for these 15 to 20 minute sessions at the conference on Friday.
A partial list of who will be available to review portfolios. More to announce as we get closer to the conference.
• Rita Godlevskis, Editor / PhotoED Magazine
• Delores Gubasta, Photo Editor / Klixpix
• Theresa Suzuki / The Globe and Mail
TRADE SHOW – APRIL 27 @ 6PM
Get a hands-on look at all the latest gear from our industry suppliers including:
Vancouver’s favourite professional photography supplier will be on hand again this year with a ton of gear ranging from the latest cameras and lighting choices to the greatest gadgets you just can’t live without. They have a lot so be prepared to spend some time at their booth.
Calgary’s premier photographic outlet is a full-line dealer for the entire range of all photographic equipment and supplies and they have the knowledge to back it up! This includes the full line of Leica cameras and lenses.
The Camera Store is dedicated to supporting and promoting photography on a number of levels and are perennial sponsors of this conference. They don’t offer a lot of hype or fanfare, just great products, great service, great prices … great photography!
The Canadian Media Guild is a democratic trade union representing 6,000 workers in the Canadian media. Our members work at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation/Société Radio-Canada (CBC/SRC), The Canadian Press, Reuters, Agence France-Presse (AFP), TVO, TFO, the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (aptn), ZoomerMedia, Shaw Media and CKOI Radio Gatineau (Québec). We also represent media freelancers.
This industry supplier of still and video cameras will be showing off their latest and greatest cameras and lenses plus other accessories. Canon is also conducting a camera clinic at our conference on April 28.
In 1994, Jeff Rothberg and Ben Kozuch launched Future Media Concepts as the world’s first Avid Authorized Training Center. Over the years, FMC expanded its curriculum to become the nation’s premier digital media training center representing the leading software manufacturers, including Adobe, Apple, Autodesk, Avid and NewTek.
The sponsor of the NPOY’s Sports Action category, Nikon Canada will be here. Of course, they’ll have their line-up of excellent cameras and accessories with knowledgeable sales staff to answer all your questions. Nikon will also be taking your cameras in to clean up and take care of your babies on April 28.
Whether you’re a professional photographer, an admirer of photography, or someone who loves to capture every moment, Olympus has a camera system that’s designed for you. The stunning compact designs, sophisticated technologies, and powerful imaging help you get your shot in ways unlike any other camera manufacturer.
Wherever you are and whatever is going on, a Sony α or a Sony Cyber-shot camera puts precision, style and convenience in your hands to capture the moment in your own unique way.
Colin Horabin is back at our trade show offering the best option when it comes to sitting around. The Walkstool is a light portable seat that any photographer would find indispensable. It’s super light and strong, plus it collapses into a small package that slings over your shoulder for easy carrying.
CAMERA CLINICS – April 28
Canon, Nikon and Sony will again be conducting their annual camera clinics on site so bring your babies in for their annual checkup early Saturday morning.
NATIONAL PICTURES OF THE YEAR GALA – APRIL 28 @ 6PM
Tickets must be purchased and presented when entering the location (TBD) for this amazing Saturday night event.
Winners of all the NPOY categories will be announced including the Canadian Photojournalist of the Year sponsored by The Canadian Press and the Canadian Photograph of the Year sponsored by The Globe and Mail. You’ll also receive your yearly edition of the Year in Review book!
Doors will open at 6:00 with Hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.
CAPTURE PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL – Vancouver
Nominees of the NPOY will be featured in an exhibition at the Pendulum Gallery April 9 – May 4, during the Capture Photography Festival in Vancouver. To RSVP for opening night on April 12, please email Ali.
SCOTIABANK CONTACT PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL – Toronto