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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CBC backs cameraman arrested at crime scene

(Reprinted with permission of the Winnipeg Free Press 2007)

By Bruce Owen/Winnipeg Free Press

Four people are in custody as a result of a large police action on Wednesday night in West Kildonan. Police said the charges relate to a stolen vehicle and at least two break-ins in south Winnipeg in the past week.

A CBC cameraman was also charged Wednesday night for allegedly ignoring a police demand to get out of a perimeter police had set up around the scene on Murray Avenue.

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