Friday, August 17, 2012

Photo of the Month

We are honored to use this blog posting to announce a new faculty member on Lambton's Digital Photography team. David Chidley will be teaching the Design and Composition course in September.

Dave's experience is vast, both as a commercial photographer and as a photojournalist. He spent 18 years working at the Calgary Sun, where he won a National Newspaper Award (the Oscars of the newspaper business) in 1997, and in 2001 he won the Canadian Press sports picture of the year. He won a second National Newspaper Award in 2007 of a photo of newspaper magnate Conrad Black making an obscene gesture at his trial. It was News photo of the year for Canada.

Dave worked for the London Free Press for several years as a staff photographer before going into freelance work, and now works for Canadian Press, Toronto Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, National Post, and other publishers. As well, a visit to his web site will show that he does commercial, wedding  and portrait work as well.

Just prior to signing on with Lambton, Dave spent the entire week in Toronto photographing the Canadian Open golf tournament. As the photo above shows, he photographed world leaders at last year's G20 summit in Toronto. Dave was one of the official photographer at the event and shot the official welcome, group photo, events, etc., for the government.

Richard Beland, program coordinator for the Digital Photography program said that hiring a famous professional like David Childey is a feather in the cap of Lambton College, and shows that the prorgam will feature the best possible training for aspiring photographers from teachers who are known experts in the field.

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