Contributors & Editorial Staff

Editorial Staff

Emmanuelle Champagne

Emmanuelle Champagne completed her studies in creative writing and later decided to pursue accounting and administration. She enjoys ­literature and all forms of art.

Guy Langevin

Guy Langevin has worked in the magazine and photo ­industry for many years. He has had the chance to collaborate with and befriend some of the best ­photographers in the country, and you’ll rarely see him without either his running shoes or camera.

Jenny Montgomery

Jenny Montgomery is a theatre director and writer who first learned her way around a darkroom in 1998. Photography runs in her family, so it was probably inevitable that it would be a part of her life.

Valérie Racine

Valérie Racine began working for Apex Publications in 2001. Her background includes studies in art, art history and communications, and she is passionate about photography.


Amber Bracken

Amber Bracken’s interest is in the ­intersection of photography, ­journalism and public service with a special focus on issues affecting Indigenous people. She is based in Alberta with her dog and fiancé. ­

Laurence Butet-Roch

Laurence Butet-Roch fell in love with journalism through Scoop, a Quebec sitcom set inside a newsroom. Studying international relations at the University of British Columbia and photography at the School of Photographic Arts: Ottawa led her to become a photographer with the Boreal Collective, a photo editor and a writer.

Dave Brosha

Holding a passion for the world and an eye for the beauty it contains, Prince Edward Island-based Dave Brosha is one of Canada’s most diverse photographic artists and educators. His work covers a wide spectrum including ­landscape, ­portraiture, commercial and ­adventure imagery.

David duChemin

David duChemin is a Vancouver-based photographer and adventurer. His bestselling books on the art of photography have been translated into a dozen languages.

Sam Edmonds

Born in Australia and now based in British Columbia, Sam ­Edmonds is a documentary and ­conservation photographer who works with NGOs in Southeast Asia, ­Antarctica, Europe and Canada. ­

Ingrid Forster

Ingrid Forster is a Toronto-based photographer ­specializing in ­visual storytelling and ­documentary ­photography. She is also a photo archivist, researcher, ­writer and ­educator. She holds a B.F.A. from Concordia ­University and both an M.A in ­Photographic ­Preservation and ­Collections ­Management and an M.D.M in ­Digital ­Media from Ryerson University. ­

Cynthia Haynes

Cynthia Haynes likes her words sharp and her photographs ­(intentionally) blurry. A copywriter and editor, she works primarily with photographers to help them write about the work they create.

Maggie Hood

Maggie Hood is a portrait and wedding ­photographer based out of New Brunswick. With a passion for creative portraits and emotional imagery, her work has led her to shoot weddings and portrait sessions across Canada and ­internationally. ­

Patrick La Roque

Patrick La Roque is a ­speaker, writer and ­professional ­photographer from ­Montreal. He is an official ­Fujifilm ­X-Photographer and founder of the KAGE ­COLLECTIVE, an ­international group specializing in visual ­storytelling and ­documentary work.

Jean-François Landry

Jean-François Landry has been providing advice to photographic equipment buyers in Quebec City since 1989. He also shares his passion with amateur photographers through courses and magazine articles.

Marius Masalar

Marius Masalar is a ­photographer, tech journalist, and founding partner at a digital marketing firm in ­Toronto. He co-hosts a ­photography podcast called Candid, travels ­frequently, and writes about ­technology and productivity on his blog.

Jon Reaves

Jon Reaves is a travel and nature photographer based in Alberta. Formerly a freelance ­photojournalist, Jon now focuses on Canada’s wild places and a bit of ­international ­travel. His photography and ­travel writing can be found at ­ and

Michael Ernest Sweet

Michael Ernest Sweet is a ­Canadian writer and ­photographer who lives in New York City. His work has appeared in Popular Photography, Digital Camera World, Black & White ­Magazine, Leica Camera and The ­Huffington Post, among others. @mesweetphotos

Dale Wilson

Dale Wilson is a freelance photographer based in Nova Scotia and long-time Photo Life contributor. His practice concentrates on commercial work, and creating images for several stock agencies.