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    October 1, 2016
    This coming Wednesday (October 5) I will present a one-hour illustrated talk called 'Photography Is Not Art - Or So It Seems.' as part of the Dodge+Burn Series of Lectures for FlashFest 2016, Winnipeg's 3rd Annual Photography Festival. The lecture series will take place at Photo Central, 957 Portage Avenue in Winnipeg, Manitoba from 7-8 PM.


    'Photography Is Not Art - Or So It Seems.' The PHOTOGRAPH has been around for a relatively short period of time – about 200 years – compared to the other art media like drawing, painting and sculpture. As the ‘new kid on the block’, photography however has often had to prove itself as a genuine art form and some genres more so than others. Why is that? I will take a look at this particularly seemingly Canadian phenomenon.


    The complete series of lectures include:


    October 5, 7-8pm – Mike Grandmaison, 'Photography Is Not Art'

    October 12, 7-8pm – Leif Norman

    Leif discusses an alternative humorous history of photography, starting from 200 years ago.

    October 19, 7-8pm – Emma Bonnemaison & Rhayne Vermette

    A discussion about the THE VOICE FROM POINT DOUGLAS: A COMMUNITY-LED PHOTO VOICE PROJECT and how this project creates a platform for women to discuss and create visual narratives around questions of safety, security and well-being in the North End.

    October 26, 7-8pm – Photojournalist Panel Discussion

    Leif Norman and several Manitoba photojournalists will discuss the current state of affairs of modern print media.


    Lear more about Winnipeg's month-long photography festival from their website at flashfest.net



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    September 29, 2016
    The latest issue of 'Outdoor Photography Canada' magazine is now on the bookstands. Issue #39 features my latest 'Discovering Canada' article on 'British Columbia's Sunshine Coast'. It's hard to believe that I am now working on my 40th article for OPC magazine which will celebrate it's 10th Anniversary in 2017 ! Lots of other excellent articles too!
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    September 29, 2016
    I recently started posting images on INSTAGRAM. It's a venue that displays a lot of wonderful images without the 'noise' of other social media. Simply follow the people you want to!

    I invite you to follow me on INSTAGRAM. The images are often different than what I post on Facebook.
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    September 29, 2016
    'Manitoba - Land of the Unexpected' has been printed! The page signatures are now drying and will be assembled, collated and bound in the next few days. This latest book by 'Les Editions des Plaines' should arrive in Winnipeg towards the end of next week.


    I spent the day yesterday proofing and approving the page signatures as they came off the press. We experienced absolutely no glitches whatsoever as we had done due diligence a few weeks earlier during prepress making all the necessary conversions and tweaks to the photographs. A big thank you to the good folks at Friesens - Gaylan Hildebrand, Printer, Aron Friesens, Customer Service Representative, Donovan Bergman, Sales Representative and Ralph Hamm - as well as to Joanne Therrien, Publisher of 'Les Editions des Plaines'.

    Click on the main image to see some of the production photos.

    Stay tuned for an announcement about the book launch.


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    September 29, 2016
    In the past few months, I have been asked to judge photographs in the category NATURE for two separate competitions:

    (1) THE MPIO 2016 INTERNATIONAL IMAGE CHALLENGE (IIC) and (2) for the WORLD PHOTOGRAPHIC CUP COMPETITION as part of Team Canada to select the entries representing professional photography in Canada.

    The winners of the MPIO 2016 INTERNATIONAL IMAGE CHALLENGE (IIC) can be seen at the following link:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_UDNaY2PVE&feature=youtu.be

    The winners of the WORLD PHOTOGRAPHIC CUP COMPETITION can be seen at the link below:

    http://worldphotographiccup.org/results

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