Photographer’s Q&A – Patti Gower

This week’s Q&A is with photographer Patti Gower.


What were your first steps in the industry?

After a year traveling in Europe, I came back with a love for travel and an interest in photography. I had spent my year traveling by bike and train, shooting photographs on Kodachrome and the odd role of black and white film.

I thought naively that I could afford more travel by selling images for postcards! So I enrolled at Loyalist College, thinking that I would learn about my camera and how to take a picture.

What I didn’t know was that I would fall in love with storytelling in every form. I was fortunate to get hired as a summer intern, after my first year of college, at the Hamilton Spectator. But I burned myself out that summer and considered not returning to Loyalist for my second year. That was a short-lived thought ….

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Photographer’s Q&A – Peter Power

This week’s Q&A is with Peter Power, staff photographer at The Globe and Mail in Toronto.





What were your first steps in the industry?

I stepped into this industry almost by accident. After five years of electrical engineering, and leaving following a failed course, I headed to Belleville to live with a relative for awhile.

I was visiting Loyalist College to enroll in a French night school course to keep up my level of bilingualism, when I spotted a large poster on the front door bragging about “Photojournalism. Only at Loyalist College.”

The poster was a group project by the first-ever class of students in the brand new Photojournalism program, and it certainly grabbed my attention. I spoke briefly with John Peterson who gave me the news that the program was full. But as luck would have it, a student dropped out of the program at the last moment and I got the vacant spot.

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Photographer’s Q&A – Roger Lemoyne

The first in the Photographers Q&A series is Roger Lemoyne. His web site is


Roger Lemoyne graduated from Concordia University in Montreal with a degree in cinema production. He worked in film and music for several years before taking up photography full time. His work in photojournalism began with coverage of the crisis in the Horn of Africa in 1991 (Somalia, Ethiopia, Sudan). He has worked primarily on international issues since then and has photographed in over fifty countries worldwide. He joined Gamma-Liaison in 1995. Based in Montreal, Canada, Lemoyne is represented by Redux Pictures and his news pictures prior to 2003 are distributed by Getty Images.

He is the recipient of numerous awards, including Pictures of the Year, World Press Photo, The Alexia Grant, a CALQ grant, Art Directors Club of New York, Ernst Haas Golden Light Award, Communication Arts Photography Annual, and the CEBA grand prize.


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