2016 National Pictures of the Year Winners

 

Photograph of the Year
Khan Mohammed, a young boy who fled the fighting in Sangin, Helmand Province, shortly after his father was killed in January 2016 during fighting between  the Taliban and government forces, is now living in an IDP camp on the outskirts of Kabul. Afghan forces, backed by Western fighter planes and special forces had been struggling to repel a Taliban siege in Sangin for weeks. (Zachary Prong)

Toronto, Ontario: Canada’s top photojournalists have been awarded thousands of dollars in prize money at the 10th Annual National Pictures of the Year Awards (NPOY), held May 6th in Toronto, Ontario, by the News Photographers Association of Canada (NPAC).

As the nation’s premier photojournalist competition, the NPOY is a testament to the ideal that photojournalism matters now more than ever. An esteemed panel of experts juried the hundreds of submissions and selected a total of 32 photographers who were honoured in16 different categories for images that stretched from the ranches of Alberta to the grasslands of Mongolia.

The NPOY recognizes the excellence of Canada’s outstanding photojournalists whose compelling images collectively represented a spectacular body of work in 2016.
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How I Got the Photo – Fred Lum

2016 NPOY PORTRAIT/ PERSONALITY, Finalist – Filmmaker Deepa Mehta is photographed in Toronto, September 7, 2016. Mehta’s film, “Anatomy of Violence”, looks at the gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old woman in 2012, aboard a bus in India. (Fred Lum / The Globe and Mail)

“You can’t take photographs here,” said condo security when they saw me looking around with my cameras.

“But I’m meeting a resident. . . ”

“Doesn’t matter.”

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2016 NPOY Student Photographer of the Year Nominees

The nominees for Student Photographer of the Year are (in alphabetical order):

Chris Donovan – Loyalist College
Noah Park – Loyalist College
Andrew Ryan – Loyalist College

The portfolios (below) include single images and picture stories.

 

Chris Donovan

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How I Got the Photo – Cole Burston (Picture Story)

2016 NPOY PICTURE STORY NEWS, Finalist – Covering the Fort McMurray wildfires (Cole Burston / Independent for AFP)

Beyond the logistical nightmare of heading into a completely fluid and unpredictable situation, the Fort McMurray wildfire was a standout assignment for me.

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