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Peter Bregg

Peter Bregg has been Chief Photographer for 16 years at Maclean's, Canada's weekly news magazine.

He began his photojournalism career with Canadian Press in Ottawa in 1967 as copy boy.

A year later at the age of 19 he was promoted to staff photographer.

He then worked for the Associated Press in 1974 in Boston and Washington, before tours of duty back with CP in Ottawa.

He served as official photographer to Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney in 1984-85 before returning to AP in London UK and New York.

In his long career, Peter has travelled to more than 65 countries to cover world events including eight Olympic Games, the Iran hostage crisis in 1979-80 and imposition of martial law on the Solidarity movement in Poland in 1981. He was also in New York to cover the aftermath of the September 11 attacks.

Peter has also been a member of the photo collective Photosensitive (Photosensitive.com) since its founding 15 years ago. Photosensitive was formed to undertake photo projects helping charitable associations.

Peter has won many awards including a World Press Photo award, NPPA Regional Photographer of the year, Canadian Press Photo of the Year, Eastern Canada News photographers Association Awards, a Canadian National Newspaper Award and White House News Photographers' Association Awards.

Peter's work has been widely published and exhibited around the world. He travelled to Rwanda in 2004 to shoot still photographs for the White Pine Pictures production of the documentary Shake Hands with the Devil, chronicling Romeo Dallaire's return to Rwanda.

In Butare, Peter will be teaching photojournalism during April and May and taking thousands of pictures.



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