2017 Ali Mustafa Memorial Award for freelance photojournalists open for applications

Freelance photojournalists are invited to apply for the 2017 Ali Mustafa Memorial Award for People’s Journalism. The award is granted to young photojournalists in honour of Ali Mustafa, a Canadian freelance photographer killed in Aleppo, Syria in 2014. Applications for this year’s award close on December 15, 2017. Mustafa’s work had been featured in The Guardian, Le Nouvel […]

Off the Page, with Marta Iwanek

Off the Page is a regular interview series featuring National Magazine Award winners. Recently we caught up with photojournalist Marta Iwanek, who in 2016 was named Canada’s Best New Magazine Photographer from the National Magazine Awards Foundation, in addition to winning the Gold Medal for Photojournalism & Photo Essay for her incredible reporting of the 2013-2014 Ukrainian […]

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Ali Mustafa Memorial Award for freelance photojournalists application deadline December 15

An award granted to young photojournalists in honour of a Canadian freelance photographer killed in Syria is now accepting applications. The deadline to apply for the Ali Mustafa Memorial Award for People’s Journalism is December 15th, 2016. The award, established in 2015, is given in honour of Ali Mustafa, a Toronto freelance photojournalist who was killed […]

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Ali Mustafa Memorial Lecture

Update: the venue has been changed for this event. The new venue is Library Lecture Theatre at Ryerson University. Ali Mustafa was a Toronto-based freelance photojournalist who was killed while working in Syria on March 9th, 2014. Shortly after his death, a group of his friends and colleagues set up the Ali Mustafa Memorial Collective to honour his […]

Posted on March 3, 2015 at 6:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , , ,

President of NPAC decries Black Press newspaper’s call for volunteer photographers

by Rachel Sanders Stories about the devaluing of photojournalism are all too common these days, but it’s still shocking when things hit a new low. When John Lehmann, president of the News Photographers Association of Canada, heard that a newspaper in Victoria was advertising for volunteer photographers to cover weekend events, he found the news jaw-dropping. Even more […]

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