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RIP John Peterson
« on: August 29, 2017, 07:11 PM »
A memorial service for Dr. John C. Peterson will be held in Belleville on Sept. 23, 2017. Peterson, who founded the photojournalism program at Loyalist College after a career in newspapers and wire services in Canada and the United States, died June 11 in Richmond, Virginia.

The service will be held at 11:30 am at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 516 Victoria Ave., Belleville.

While at the Toronto Star in the early 1970’s Peterson planted the seeds that led to the founding of the Ontario News Photographers' Association. He called a meeting of photo editors, chief photographers and leading photographers from several newspapers in southern Ontario, where they sketched out ideas for an organization. That organization morphed into the Eastern Canadian News Photographers’ Association, which joined with the Western Canadian News Photographers’ Association for form the WCNPA a decade ago.

Peterson later became the editor of Newsviews, ONPA’s semi-monthly newsletter. He founded The Loyalist Photography Workshop, a four-day shooting workshop for reporters working on community newspapers, which ran for more than a decade. He also obtained a Masters degree from Missouri and a Doctorate from Ohio. After retirement he taught photography at a university in the middle east.

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Re: RIP John Peterson
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2017, 03:15 PM »
You can read my blog on John at <<  https://grantblackphoto.com >>
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