Buckling of swash

This week a panel of experts is convening to judge entries for this year’s Tom Hanson photojournalism award (more on the award below)…a competition I’ve entered with no realistic chance of winning.

But, odds be damned, I submitted a portfolio of 25 images from Uganda, Rwanda, South Sudan and Canada anyway.

It was a great opportunity to finally play with Adobe Lightroom. A former purist shutterbug, this software has converted me to the benefits of e-darkroom tinkering.

Click on the image below to start/stop the slideshow.

“Tom Hanson was a swashbuckling photojournalist whose images from the Oka conflict to the cut-and-thrust of the House of Commons told vivid stories. He was an award-winning photographer for The Canadian Press who travelled around the world and across the country, shooting some of the most iconic news and sports images of the last 15 years.

When Hanson died suddenly at age 41 in 2009, his family, friends, colleagues at The Canadian Press and the country’s photojournalism community wanted to find an appropriate way to honour his memory, talent and spirit. The result was the creation of the Tom Hanson Photojournalism Award.” (http://cjf-fjc.ca/awards_tomhanson)