Notable Canadian Assignment winners

At the beginning of the fourth semester, students enrolled in PHJN 2005 Staff Photography are given a challenging assignment to locate and photograph a Canadian with at least a provincial, if not national profile. The editorial portrait assignment is designed to encourage students to expand their subject horizons and to deal with agents, handlers, PR staff and busy subject schedules. The images from each year constitute part of a larger body of work by Loyalist College Photojournalism students known as “The Canadians”.  A friendly competition is held at the end of the semester, with a slide show presentation and secret ballot among the students to pick the top 3. Here are this years’ winners.

First Place -Gail Paquette

Sculptor James C. Smith  is one of only four Canadians to be inducted as a Fellow Of The American Institute of Commemorative Art. His latest commission is a monument entitled Graces that will placed at the Dr.H Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre in St. John's , Newfoundland. Photo by Gail Paquette

Sculptor James C. Smith is one of only four Canadians to be inducted as a Fellow Of The American Institute of Commemorative Art. His latest commission is a monument entitled Graces that will placed at the Dr.H Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre in St. John’s , Newfoundland. Photo by Gail Paquette

Second Place- Justin Tang

John Matheson, then an MP in the Ontario riding of Leeds, was a member of the committee that helped bring a new flag to Canada. Matheson is credited with establishing the concept and symbolism for the flag and as an ardent supporter of the eventual design. The new flag was unveiled on Feb. 15, 1965. Photo by Justin Tang

John Matheson, then an MP in the Ontario riding of Leeds, was a member of the committee that helped bring a new flag to Canada. Matheson is credited with establishing the concept and symbolism for the flag and as an ardent supporter of the eventual design. The new flag was unveiled on Feb. 15, 1965. Photo by Justin Tang

Peter C Newman  received the Order of Canada 1978 for his numerous contributions to Canadian literary culture. He was the Editor of Macleans, Toronto Star, Financial Post, and has written 25 books.  Photo/ Jason Prupas

Peter C Newman received the Order of Canada 1978 for his numerous contributions to Canadian literary culture. He was the Editor of Macleans, Toronto Star, Financial Post, and has written 25 books. Photo/ Jason Prupas

Third Place-(tie) Myriam Lublink

Michael Martchenko is an award winning illustrator and graphic artist . He was asked in 1980 to illustrate a book for children called ‘The Paper Bag Princess’ by Robert Munsch. He was then asked to do another one, and then another one until it became a full-time job. Photo by Myriam Lublink

Michael Martchenko is an award winning illustrator and graphic artist . He was asked in 1980 to illustrate a book for children called ‘The Paper Bag Princess’ by Robert Munsch. He was then asked to do another one, and then another one until it became a full-time job. Photo by Myriam Lublink

 

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