Its website no longer exists, but MédiaMatinQuébec’s name came up this week as the News Photographers Association of Canada announced the winners of its annual photo awards. (As is the tradition with photographers, the list is filled with typos and formatting errors.)
Unfortunately, there’s no gallery so we have no idea what these photos look like, but I’m sure they’re lovely. The press release announcing the nominations last month has some simple, vague descriptions which might help.
MédiaMatinQuébec, the strike paper put out by locked-out workers at the Journal de Québec until a deal was reached last summer, got first place in the spot news category, for a photo of a sky diving fatality from Benoit Gariépy.
Other Quebec winners include:
- Bernard Brault, La Presse (honourable mention in the feature category) for a photo of a car in a snowstorm which also earned him a National Newspaper Award nomination.
- Mathieu Bélanger, Reuters (honourable mention in the feature category and 1st place in the pictorial category) for a photo of a polar bear that was also noticed at Boston.com’s The Big Picture blog as one of its top photos of 2008.
- Ivanoh Demers, La Presse (2nd place in the pictorial category) for a photo of tornado chasers.