August 24, 2013
Bob Taylor, world-renowned nature photographer, painter, woodcarver, poet and ever the consummate naturalist, died on Thursday, August 15, 2013 after a valiant struggle with colon cancer.
While Bob was best known for his images of polar bears, great gray owls and prairie bison, he photographed a wide variety of wildlife around the world. Bob loved to travel and he led numerous photo tours and workshops for countless nature photographers and nature enthusiasts. He led trips to northern Canada in Wager Bay to photograph polar bears in summer habitat, to Cambridge Bay to photograph muskox and to Igloolik to photograph walruses and bowhead whales. He also traveled to Alaska, the Galapagos Islands, Pribilof Islands, Egypt, Holland, England,Ecuador, Trinidad, Tobago, Kenya and Tanzania. His African Safaris were very popular and he led tours there for some 29 years. I think all the folks I know in Winnipeg have been on one Bob Taylor trip of one type or another!
The latest issue (August - September 2013) of Country Magazine features my story 'Sentinels of the Canadian Prairie'. Here I chat about some of the old buildings I encountered as I traveled across the Canadian Prairies. Also included are some of my favorite photographs. Of course, I have many, many favorites! Click on the link above to read more.....
My travelling print show entitled 'Prairie & Beyond II' is now on exhibition at the Fort la Reine Museum, in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba from August 1 until September 30, 2013. The Fort la Reine Museum is pleased to have this travelling exhibition on loan from the Manitoba Arts Network which produced this exhibition of custom printed photographs selected from selections of my most recent coffee table book, 'Mike Grandmaison’s Prairie and Beyond'. The book was published by Turnstone Press and is available for purchase at the Fort la Reine Museum.
"Grandmaison’s beautiful collection of Prairie images takes you on an intimate, colorful journey across our vast and rugged landscape” wrote The Winnipeg Free Press.