How I got the Photo – Martin Tremblay

NPOY 2015 PORTRAIT / PERSONALITY, Second Place – Is this the end of religion in Quebec? Priest Patrick Gnivo, from the Congo, will celebrate the Feast of the Annunciation in a church that will be almost empty, in Saint- Anne-des -Monts, Gaspé, Quebec, March 25, 2015. The number of Catholics continue to decline. Quebec priests are scarce. (Martin Tremblay / La Presse)
Est-ce la fin de la religion au Québec ? Le nombre de pratiquants ne cesse de décliner. Les prêtres québécois sont rares. Les diocèses doivent demander l’aide d’étrangers à la rescousse. Venu du Congo, le prêtre Patrick Gnivo s’apprête à célébrer le jour de l’Annonciation dans l’église, presque vide ce jour-là, de Saint-Anne-des-Monts en Gaspésie. (Martin Tremblay / La Presse)


It was not planned. I was on assignment in Gaspésie, a remote region of Quebec to document the migration of the population to urban centres.
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How I Got the Photo – Ivanoh Demers

2015 NPOY GENERAL NEWS, Second Place – At his second murder trial at the palais de justice in Saint-Jérome, Quebec, Guy Turcotte (left) looks through the glass just before entering the courtroom with his lawyers. The jury did not believe he was suffering from temporary insanity. Turcotte, 43, was charged and later convicted of two counts of first-degree murder for stabbing his two children to death in 2009. (Ivanoh Demers / La Presse)

When I arrived at the courthouse in St-Jérome, Québec, the media section was already packed. In Quebec, photographers are allowed to take pictures only within designated areas. Guy Turcotte was in a small cubicle with his family and lawyers. Unfortunately, the room was about 100 feet away. I decided to switch to a longer lens by adding an 1.4X converter to my 70-200mm, giving me a focal length of around 300mm.
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How I Got The Photo – Don Denton

2015 NPOY SPOT NEWS, Third Place – A paramedic stands by as a Saanich police officer talks to the driver of a car that ended up resting on its nose after a motor vehicle accident along the Pat Bay Highway in Saanich, British Columbia, December 10, 2015. The car was somehow driven from a parking lot above and over the embankment. (Don Denton / Victoria News)

The beauty of our career is that photographs can happen anywhere at anytime, which is why we always have to be on our game.
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Day to Day Life in Bountiful British Columbia – Jackie Dives

Over two visits in 2016, I took a look into the day-to-day lives of a group of women living in Bountiful, British Columbia, a Mormon polygamous community whose treatment of women has, in the past, been compared to the Taliban.
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