Toronto Star wins International Award for Canadian Day photo mosaic

The Toronto Star’s imagery team won a WAN IFRA World Association of News Publishers award in the special edition category for its Canada Day mosaic, consisting of more than 3,000 photographs.

The award was given to the team for their Canada Day mosaic portrait. It has consisted of more than 3,000 photos selected from more than 7,000 images archived by Star photographers since the editorial office was closed by COVID-19 home orders on March 17, 2020. The front page illustrated the portrait of Toronto teacher Meradith Black bearing. Canadian flag designed medical mask.

“The Star’s photography team wanted to do something special for Canada Day (2020), using as many photos as we could during the pandemic, especially from front workers, so their sacrifice will not be forgotten,” the sightings said. the Star. editor Taras Slawnych.

Slawnych’s team includes its five photographers, Steve Russell, Richard Lautens, René Johnston, Rick Madonik and Andrew Wallace, as well as video producer Kelsey Wilson and photo editor Tim Finlan.

According to Slawnych, the mosaic portrait consisted of shots of the deserted Toronto Star editorial office and Toronto streets at the beginning of the pandemic. It also included portraits of front workers; the ballet dancer who taught a virtual class for Star readers; The gorillas, baby giraffe and lemurs of Toronto Zoo; and the Toronto Symphony musicians who blocked out for exclusive music videos and photos of the city beginning to reopen.

Slawnych gave special thanks to Bob Bishop who designed the front page and thanked former editor Irene Gentle for believing in the project.

The Star’s imagery team was one of 40 entries in five categories.

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