The University of Regina’s Mark Taylor will edit the new section dedicated to exploring issues about photojournalism in Canada and offering tips and advice from some of the best in the business.

By Bruce Gillespie, Editor-in-Chief

Today, we launch a new section of J-Source dedicated to photojournalism. The section will feature stories that explore issues in photojournalism today, as well as interviews and advice from some of Canada’s top photographers.

The Photojournalism section will be edited by Mark Taylor, an instructor at the University of Regina School of Journalism, where he also manages the internship program and designs and lays out the school’s annual news magazine, The Crow. Taylor is also a well-known photographer and journalist. His photos have appeared in a wide range of media, including The New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today and Maclean’s. As a journalist, he’s covered the WHL’s Regina Pats for The Canadian Press for the past five seasons, and his stories have been published in The Globe and Mail, National Post and numerous other newspapers, magazines and websites across Canada and the U.S.

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The first contribution to the Photojournalism section is a Q&A with photographer Shaney Komulainen, who took the iconic shot of a Mohawk warrior in a standoff with a Canadian soldier at the Kanesatake reserve in Oka, Que. It’s a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at how Komulainen got the shot and how her life has changed since then.

We’re also pleased to be running the Toronto Star’s great Master Glass series, in which the newspaper’s photographers provide tips on how to work like a pro, from how to shoot a scrum to how to shoot sports with a long lens.


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Tamara Baluja is an award-winning journalist with CBC Vancouver and the 2018 Michener-Deacon fellow for journalism education. She was the associate editor for J-Source from 2013-2014.