The Dynamic Duo at the Belleville Intelligencer

Photojournalism grad Luke Hendry, class of 2004, has a new sidekick in the newly minted photojournalism grad Taylor Bertelink , class of 2017. Taylor has begun a summer position at the Intelligencer. On her first day in the newsroom, the duo were captured wearing their PhotoJ shirts. Screen Shot 2017-06-13 at 9.10.03 PM

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The John Peterson Memorial Award

As many of you know, the Photojournalism program established an award in John’s name some years ago, to be awarded to the student who demonstrated commitment and excellence in the area of picture editing, an aspect of photojournalism that was so important to John in his career.

That award will now become the John Peterson Memorial Award in his memory. The college has set up a process to donate to that award. For those who may wish to contribute in John’s memory, please use the link below. Be sure to mention the donation is to be used for the John Peterson Award in Photojournalism. Please contact Awards Officer Joanne Farrell at if you have any questions or inquiries.

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Dr. John Peterson, RIP

With great sadness I received news just now, from Loyalist grad Grant Black, that Dr. John Peterson, the founder of our Photojournalism program, has passed away in Virginia after battling a long illness. The family has stated John will be cremated, and that there will be a memorial service at a later date. I will post more details as I hear of them.

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Announcing the 2017 Photojournalism Faculty Awards

Screen Shot 2017-06-08 at 9.29.11 PMCongratulations to this year’s winners!

The Peter Brysky Memorial Award recognizes overall commitment to and proficiency in, the craft of Photojournalism.

The winner is Chris Donovan


The Bill Hunt Memorial Award recognizes excellence in reporting and writing in the first year of the Photojournalism program.

The winner is Andrew Ryan

The Bob Huggan Memorial Award recognizes excellence in reporting and writing in the second year of the Photojournalism Program.

The winner is Taylor Bertelink

The Shaun Best Memorial Award recognizes dedication to and excellence in the field of sports photojournalism.

The winner is Bea Serdon

 The Doug Wicken Award recognizes commitment and excellence in still picture Documentary Photojournalism and visual storytelling.

The winner is Chris Donovan

The Bill White Award recognizes perseverance, excellence and positive attitude displayed by a student in either or both years of the program.

The winner is Taylor Bertelink

The Pioneer Award recognizes overall excellence and commitment to publishing.

The winner is Lori Christmas

The John Peterson Award  recognizes excellence and proficiency in the discipline of Picture editing.

The winner is Assad Shariffi

The Val Baltkalns Memorial Award  recognizes excellence in editorial portraiture.

The winner is Noah Park

The Multimedia Award recognizes overall excellence in and commitment to multimedia storytelling.

The winner is Vivian Tabar

The First Year  Excellence in Photojournalism Award  recognizes overall excellence in all areas of Photojournalism.

The winner is Vanessa Tignanelli

Congratulations once again to this year’s recipients!

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This… us

The Ontario College system is 50 years old this year, and as many of you are aware, our beloved Photojournalism Program is celebrating its 30th anniversary. As part of the “Lasting Connections” marketing campaign, we were asked to pose for this portrait. (never an easy thing for photographers!)  From the left, Scott Whalen, Frank O’Connor, Patti Gower, and Dan Williams. Missing from the photo that day is Linda O’Connor. (Photo by Johnny CY Lam)LoyalistCollegelastingconnections-33

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PhotoJ grad Matt Sherwood’s work featured on the NY Times lens Blog

For more of Matthew Sherwood’s work please visit his website at the link below

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Free application day today!!!!

There is still room in the Photojournalism tent! To help those considering their future still who may not have applied to the best kept secret in visual communication instruction in North America, Loyalist College is waiving the $150 application fee for today, May 19th. Please contact our recruitment officer Gretta Barnwell at (613) 969-1913 x 2874 for details.

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