Peter Power

Peter Power was a judge in the 2010 Q1 Contest

Peter Power is a 20-year veteran photojournalist from Canada who works for The Globe and Mail, Canada's National Newspaper. Prior to taking his present position in 2007 he was on staff at Canada's largest daily newspaper, The Toronto Star. Power continues to document life in Toronto and area, as well as national and international breaking news, and in-depth feature stories. His assignments have ranged from the Zapatista uprising in Chiapas, Mexico (1994), to the destruction of Hurricane Andrew, Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan, the slums ("favelas") of Rio de Janeiro, the short period of Islamist rule in Mogadishu, Somalia and four Olympic Games. Most recently he was in Haiti to document the aftermath of the devastating earthquake there.

His work has earned numerous Industry awards and accolades including three of Canada's National Newspaper Awards (NNA)--he's been nominated six times -- and a Governor General's Award for Public Service Journalism. He has also been named the National Press Photographer's Association's (NPPA) Region Two Photographer of the Year three times, and has twice earned the same honor from the Eastern Canadian News Photographers Association. To his credit, he has numerous Picture of the Year honors from various professional organizations including the Society for Newspaper Design.

Peter has recently expanded his portfolio by adding video production, primarily of long-term documentary stories. For work completed in 2007 he won Multimedia Project of the Year honors from the News Photographers Association of Canada, and several other stories have won or placed in the NPPA BOP, and the POYi multimedia categories. In 2007 he was a Webby Award Finalist for a Documentary Series, and in 2008 he was a Webby Award Honouree for a Documentary - Single Episode. In April he was awarded Best Multimedia Story by a single person by the News Photographers Association of Canada.

Power also sits as a member of the Advisory Committee for Loyalist College's Photojournalism Program--the school he graduated from in 1989. Prior to 1989, Power spent five years in the Canadian military under the Regular Officer Training Plan. This was a period of his life which he largely credits for his personal discipline, attention to detail, and problem solving skills--all of which he says he uses on a daily basis as a photojournalist.