Bios

The RESPECT team flew from Québec to the Yukon from October 2006 to July 2007. The plan was to head back east. The last assigment takes place in Ontario North from April to June 2009; here are the photographers.

Allen McInnis - Québec, October 2006

Allen McInnis has been a photojournalist for nearly 20 years. He is a photographer for The Gazette, and contributes to various newspapers and magazines, including Maclean's, The Globe and Mail, Time and Men’s Fitness. He has twice received the Canadian Press Picture of the Year award, in addition to the Canadian National Newspaper Award. http://www.mcinnis.ca

Kazuyoshi Ehara - Ontario (Georgian Bay), October 2006

Kazuyoshi Ehara left his native Japan to study photojournalism in Canada in 2002. After graduating in 2004, Kaz landed internships with both the Ottawa Citizen and the Toronto Star. He created Sakana Photography in 2004. His work has been published internationally. Kaz recently won the Younosuke Natori Award, which recognizes Japan's most promising photojournalist under the age of 30 for his Lost Memories Story about his grandfather's descent into Alzheimer's. Ehara has been published in numerous publications in North America, Asia and Europe.
www.sakanaphotography.com

Jim Ross - Ontario (Slate Island), February 2007

Jim Ross is an award winning photographer based in Toronto, where he is a regular freelancer for The Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, The New York Times and Getty Images. Ross combines a wonderful ability to work with people, a genuine curiosity and interest in his subjects, as well as excellent timing. He was formely trained at Loyalist College considered a leading in photojournalism in Canada. Ross hones his skills with hundred of hours in the dark room and in the field. www.jimrossphoto.com

John Woods - Manitoba, February and May 2007

John Woods is originally from Belfast, Ireland. He has been shooting professionally since 1993. He has been published in the New York Times, International Herald Tribune, The Globe and Mail, National Post, MacLean's, Canadian Press, Reuters, and Associated Press, to name a few. John is also co-founder of the photo collective Redline Photo Agency which specializes in documentary photography. John's work was published in the PhotoSensitive book Water. In John's documentary work, he attempts to give a voice to the marginalized. www.johnwoodsphotos.com

Todd Korol - Saskatchewan, June 2007

Todd Korol started his career working as a staff photographer for the Grandview/Gilbert Plains Exponent in 1986 then joined The Dauphin Herald in 1987, and was staff photographer for the Saskatoon Star Phoenix from 1987 until 1992. He has been a freelancer since 1994. His work is currently published in Time, National Geographic, The New York Times, National Post, The Globe & Mail, Paris Match, Washington Post, and Reuters to name a few. He has won several awards from the National Press Photographers Association, Western Canadian News Photographers Association and Canadian Weekly Newspaper Association. www.toddkorol.com

Dan Riedlhuber - Alberta, June 2007

Dan began freelancing for the Edmonton Sun before he accepted a staff position in 1992. He covered the 1990 Stanley Cup Final, and traveled to Ukraine for a news feature and to Winnipeg for the 1999 Pan American Games. In May 2001, Dan Riedlhuber entered the freelance market. He currently provides service for corporate and media clients including Reuters Canada Ltd., Optimum PR, The Edmonton Journal, Urban Male Magazine and the Government of Alberta. He most recently won the Photograph of the Year and 1st Place Sports Action awards in the News Photographers Association of Canada’s first annual Pictures of the Year Awards. www.danthephotoman.com

Jeff Bassett - British Colombia (Fort Nelson area), June 2007

Jeff Bassett has been a news photographer for 24 years. After being the Chief Photographer for the Ottawa Sun for 16 years, he moved west to Vernon, British Columbia. He has been a freelance photographer ever since, working for The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Canadian Press and Vancouver Sun. Jeff has won several awards including Canadian Press Picture of the Year in 2004, the Edward Dunlop Awards for news, sports and feature photography, and Canadian Press pictures of the month on several occasions. www.jeffbassett.com

Andy Clark - British Colombia North and Yukon, June 2007

Andy Clark began his career in 1974 working for The Canadian Press. In the fall of 1978 he joined United Press International working in Vancouver and Ottawa until 1985. Andy briefly joined the newly created Reuters Newspictures operation in 1985 before accepting a position as Prime Minister Brian Mulroney’s official photographer. In 1987 Andy re-joined Reuters and has been based in Brussels, London, Toronto and Vancouver where he is today. He has traveled extensively throughout the world covering famines, disasters, world summits, sporting events, the first Gulf War and conflicts in the Balkans. www.clarkfoto.ca

Jim Ross - North Ontario, April 2009

Chris Young - North Ontario (Albany River to James Bay), June 2009

Chris is a Toronto based freelance photographer, shooting for a number of clients including Canadian Press, Macleans magazine, Sir magazine and International Architecture and Design magazine. He relocated from London, England, last year, where he shot for clients such as Agence France Presse, The Press Association, Forbes Magazine, Vogue, The Daily Telegraph, Oxfam and Christian Aid. His images have been reproduced in newspapers, magazines and books around the world. www.chrisfwyoung.com