November Meeting Guest Speaker Rod MacIvor

We are lucky enough to welcome Rod MacIvor as our guest speaker for the November club meeting. MacIvor will be speaking about his career as a photojournalist with slideshow and the art of photojournalism.  He has also agreed to critique photos by members who would like to have the opportunity to have their photojournalistic work critiqued by him.

Winner of three National Newspaper Awards and numerous other national and international awards including The Canadian Press News Picture of the Year 1999, and 2005 Award of Excellence for Single Sports photo by the News Design Annual Creative Competition (23 countries).

Two of his photos were chosen to be included in an American book (called Picture This! by Gary Haynes) which showed 238 Classic Photos taken by UPI Newspictures over a 50 year period….a photo history of news events and an impressive pictorial tribute to the work of the one-time legendary photos service.

After Mr. Trudeau's death, Rod was asked to put together an exhibit of his best photos of the Trudeau years (approx 50)and over 20,000 people viewed the exhibit as it traveled across Canada. Sales of prints raised almost $20,000 for Prostate Cancer Research.

MacIvor, born in 1946 in New Glasgow ,Nova Scotia, is a graduate of Ryerson 's Photographic Arts program, taught photojournalism at Carleton, and is a founding member of the Advisory Board for the Loyalist College Photojournalism program. He is now 'retired' and a is a judge for the annual National Newspaper Awards for excellence in Photojournalism.