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Gender MALE
Industry Communications or Media
Occupation Photographer
Location Whistler and Vancouver, BC, Canada
Introduction An award winning photojournalist in Whistler, and then South Africa. As chief photographer for the Whistler Citizen and Squamish Times, I won four major press awards and freelancers working under me won an additional two press photography awards. In 1994, I moved to South Africa to photograph the transformation from Apartheid to free rule, and ended up spending more than two years photographing there. While I was the Durban photographer for the Mail & Guardian newspaper in 1996, it was awarded the British IPD Best International Newspaper Award, and the Missouri Medal for Distinguished Journalism. I returned to Whistler in 1997 and began working as a wedding, portrait, and event photographer. Today I photograph over 40 weddings a year, from small elopement sized weddings to large weddings with over 200 guests. I’m still active as a photojournalist, having been instrumental in the launch of the independent newspapers The Sea to Sky News, Garibaldi News, and Urban Pie Magazine. If you're looking for my regular web page, it's at www.whistlerweddingphotos.com