2020 NPAC Photojournalism Conference

February 27, 2020 at 4:46 pm  •  Posted in Industry, News & Events, Special Events by

NPAC NPOY Finalist in the Feature category: Leah Hennel/Freelance — Young Hutterite Girls // Young Hutterite girls enjoy the warmth of the sun after a day of sheep shearing at the Spring Point Colony near Pincher Creek, Alberta Canada on March 19, 2019.

The News Photographers Association of Canada annual conference is on April 24 and 25 in Montreal. Open to the general public, the event includes workshops, conferences, and portfolio reviews. The winners of the 13th annual National Pictures of the Year awards competition will be announced at the gala on April 25. A trade show will offer the opportunity to meet with representatives of major photo industry brands. We’ll be there; come find us and say hi! We love to chat with our readers!

WORKSHOPS – FRIDAY, APRIL 24
12:00pm – 5:00pm
College Marsan
3536 St Laurent Blvd

TRADE SHOW AND PORTFOLIO REVIEWS – FRIDAY, APRIL 24
6:00pm
Brutopia
1219 Crescent St
This is a heavily attended event that gets you a hands-on look at all the latest gear from our industry suppliers. In the same room, you can have your portfolio reviewed during one-on-one sessions with a number of experts in our field. Sign up for these 15 to 20 minute sessions at the conference on Friday.

LEICA LOANERS – FRIDAY, APRIL 24
8:00am
Novotel Montreal Centre
1180 Rue de la Montagne
Explore, inspire and create with Leica in Leica’s complimentary, daily loan program. Select from an assortment of Leica cameras and lenses from the new Leica Q2 to the versatile Leica CL. The loan program is offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

2019 NATIONAL PICTURES OF THE YEAR GALA – APRIL 25
6:00pm
Centre d’art de Montréal
1844 William St
Winners of all the NPOY categories will be announced during this gala event including the Canadian Photojournalist of the Year sponsored by The Canadian Press and the Photograph of the Year sponsored by Sony.

GUEST SPEAKERS
GREG MARINOVICH Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Greg Marinovich documented the fall of Apartheid in South Africa and its transition to democracy in the book he co-authored, The Bang Bang Club, which was turned into a 2010 film. He spent 25 years covering conflict around the globe.

JOHN MOORE John Moore is a senior staff photographer and special correspondent for Getty Images. Moore joined Getty Images in 2005 after more than a dozen years with the Associated Press. He has worked in some 70 countries on six continents and was posted internationally for 17 years, first to Nicaragua, then India, South Africa, Mexico, Egypt and Pakistan.

LAURENCE BUTET-ROCH Laurence is a professional photographer, writer, and PhD candidate in Environmental Studies at York University. She regularly contributes to Photo Life and other publications such as Aperture, Foam, National Geographic and Point of View. She also teaches Interactive Storytelling at Ryerson University.

You can register for the conference and get your NPAC 2019 NPOY Awards tickets online here. There are rates for NPAC members and non-members. More information on the NPAC conference here.

NPOY EXHIBITIONS IN VANCOUVER AND TORONTO
The 13th annual National Pictures of the Year (NPOY) awards competition finalists will also be presented at a featured exhibition at Capture Photography Festival in Vancouver from March 23 to April 24, with an opening reception on April 19. The images will also be on view during the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival in the lobby of Brookfield Place Bay Adelaide Centre in Toronto from May 11 to May 30, with an opening reception on May 14.