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    October 28, 2016
    This coming Thursday, November 3 (2016) at 7 PM, I will be launching my new book 'MANITOBA - LAND OF THE UNEXPECTED’ in the Atrium of McNally Robinson Booksellers store in Grant Park Shopping Centre, 1120 Grant Ave) in Winnipeg, MB. This book was published by Les Editions des Plaines in Winnipeg and printed in Altona, Manitoba, making this another great 'Made In Manitoba' project, at least in my mind! This book is the result of some 30 years of exploring one of Canada's best kept secrets! I look forward to sharing it with you.
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    October 25, 2016
    Grolle Fine Art is sponsoring an evening of my photographic work at The Manitoba Club on Wednesday, October 26, 2016. Following dinner, I will present an audio-visual program called 'Natural Reflections' where I will share my thoughts and photographs on the topic of nature.
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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

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