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Canadian captures extraordinary beauty of ordinary pigeons in award-winning photo. Vancouver photographers won Audubon Photography Awards for pics of preening pigeons and a perching puffin.

Vancouver's Liron Gertsman snapped this picture of preening pigeons in White Rock, B.C. It is the Audubon Photography Awards' 2023 grand prize winner. (Liron Gertsman/Audubon Photography Awards)

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Photographer Wynne Neilly on taking Elliot Page's first big portrait after coming out as trans. Neilly just won the New Generation Photography Award, and his works are on display at Arsenal Contemporary in Toronto.

Photographer Wynne Neilly, at home in Hamilton, Ont., on March 25, 2021. Neilly shot of fellow trans Canadian Elliot Page is the cover of Time Magazine’s March issue. (Evan Mitsui/CBC)

The 2021 TIME Magazine cover of Elliot Page was a big deal because it was the actor's first big portrait after coming out as trans.

Wynne Neilly was the photographer behind the lens that day — and now, he's just won the New Generation Photography Award as part of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.

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Hidden love of Havelock men documented in early 20th-century photographs. Photos of Len and Cub in new art exhibit and book transcend time, say Fredericton authors.

Amateur photographer Leonard Olive Keith, right, arranged for many self-portraits in the 1910s and 1920s with Joseph Austin (Cub) Coates. (Leonard Keith)


Yevonde: an introduction to the woman who pioneered colour photography.

Self-Portrait with Vivex One-Shot Camera by Yevonde (1937). Courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery, London, UK


British Journal of Photography and Galerie Huit Arles are thrilled to announce the winners of OpenWalls Arles Vol.4. From British Journal of Photography in collaboration with Galerie Huit Arles, OpenWalls Arles is an international photography award designed to elevate the careers of emerging and established photographers by exhibiting their work in the prestigious and historic location of Arles. The exhibition will take place at Galerie Huit Arles from 5 July to 23 September 2023.

OpenWalls Arles Winners 2022 - 1854 Photography


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Ones to Watch 2023 - 1854 Photography

Through her journey to rediscover her native Iran, Ones to Watch winner Parisa Azadi provides an intimate portrait of survival and joy. Read more here:

Personal and political: An illuminating look at the strength of Iranian identity - 1854 Photography


What this award-winning picture says about climate change, and the loss of Arctic ice. Photojournalist Dustin Patar documented the impact of Milne Ice Shelf collapse.

Grise Fiord resident Joseph Shoapik and researcher Alex Forrest peer into a crack in the ice on Milne Fiord, Ellesmere Island. Dustin Patar was named winner of the inaugural CJF-Edward Burtynsky Award for Climate Photojournalism for this image. (Dustin Patar)

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