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A YEAR IN PHOTOS
Clockwise from above: Ron LaQuaglia’s homage to a 1940s soda fountain offers plenty of eye candy and authentic detail that, for a photographer, is like being a kid in a candy store. Which, for a couple of hours shortly after he opened, I was. • The first snowfall of the season always gets the creative juices flowing. Snow transforms everyday scenes into a magical, monochrome world, and when I spotted this woman feeding ducks in Central Park I knew her large colourful umbrella would really pop in that world. • Everyone loves a happy ending. When John Buis of the Burnaby RCMP tipped us off about 85-year-old Cor Dykstra getting his beloved old bike stolen from his garage it was a can’t-miss story. Fortunately, the coverage helped him get his bike back.
Photojournalism fighting for survival This has not been a good year to be a photojournalist. In May, the Chicago Sun-Times excised its entire staff of 28 photographers who covered the city and its myriad of suburbs. For an industry that’s been struggling for most of the past 10 years with the advent of new technology and the departure of advertising revenue, it was a bit of a watershed moment. The thumb had been pulled from the dike. Other papers, large and small, followed. The international wire service Reuters decided it could no longer afford to have staffers cover local pro sports games.
But the demise of daily newspaper photojournalism has been happening for a while. In fact, a census by the American Society of News Editors counted 43 per cent fewer visual journalists than there were 12 years ago, the biggest decline of any newsroom jobs. The irony of that is, never before has photography become such a big part of our daily lives. Nearly everyone who owns a current cellphone possesses in their pocket a camera that would put the first generation of digital SLR cameras to shame.
We shoot photos and share them instantly on social media websites like Twitter and Instagram. In fact, since its launch in Oct. 2010, more than 16 billion photos have been uploaded to Instagram. But that very ubiquity has hastened the demise of the professional photojournalist. Photography has become a commodity. And just like other commodities such as grain or nickel, its value is subject to supply and demand. With so much supply, some of the industry has decided photography no longer has value. Oh sure, newspapers still need photos. But with so much photography being freely offered, they don’t want to pay for it any more.
But the implications of that reasoning go far beyond the savings to the bottom line. Most photos posted to social media are just that, a social interaction to show followers that the photographer was at something, saw something. Heck, even the President of the United States isn’t immune from posing for a “selfie,” as he famously did at a recent tribute to the late Nelson Mandela. But professional photographers bear witness for those who can’t be there, whether it’s a local parade or a famine crisis in a third world country. Their photos tell stories, perhaps even provide commentary. They don’t cower from difficult scenes, they celebrate joyous ones. They overcome obstacles, barriers,
bureaucracy to take readers where they might not otherwise be able to go. The very best create iconic images that are etched in our mind’s recollection of those events or issues. Imagine if our memory of the events of 9/11 was just a series of selfies as the Twin Towers burned in the background? The photos in these pages won’t change the world. But they do paint a pretty varied tableaux of the year just passed in our communities, the events and issues that define them, the weather we endured and enjoyed, the characters we encountered, the games we played. And yes, somewhere amongst them is an unintended selfie. twitter.com/newsleaderfotog
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Left: Mirrors are always a challenge to a photographer as we try to keep ourselves out of our own photos. But when a mirror’s distinctive shape is a key component of a custom motorcycle shop’s work, it’s worth the effort to incorporate it. Below: Keep it simple. For this story about a local blogger’s quest to create a new ice cream flavour every week, I asked her to bring a scoop and an orange to represent one of the flavours she devised.
Above: Wissam Nassar was fighting to get his fiancée out of Syria but he was reluctant to allow us to show her photo in case there were repercussions. So I asked if he happened to have an empty picture frame to show her absence. Window light in his small apartment adds to the poignant mood. Above right: Nur Elmasri organized a fun day festival for kids all by himself. He emailed me to tell me about it, so I asked if we could meet in the park where the festival would be held, and we’d take it from there. What’s more kid-like than hanging upside down on playground equipment on a sunny summer day? Right: Intersquad pre-season scrimmages are usually pretty tame. You go into them hoping to get a good photo of the starting quarterback throwing a pass, or a receiver making a nice reception. So a hard hit that sends a player tumbling upside down is a nice surprise.
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A fire Christmas morning at Stratford Gardens, a BC Housing complex for low-income seniors and people with disabilities, left many residents scrambling to find a place to stay. Two were taken to hospital with smoke inhalation.
Christmas Day fire displaces dozens A Christmas Day fire at a BC Housing complex in Burnaby’s Capitol Hill neighbourhood may have been caused by a Christmas tree. Two people were taken to hospital with smoke inhalation and dozens more were unable to return to their homes in Stratford Gardens which houses low-income seniors and people with disabilities. The complex is in the 6000 block of Pandora Street, a block east of Capitol Hill
elementary. Burnaby Fire Department officials told CTV News the cause of the fire, which began shortly after 8 a.m., was likely electrical. “We think it was to do with a Christmas tree that got tipped over and caught some curtains on fire,” said assistant fire chief Scott Wren. Those who didn’t have a place to go were provided with a hotel room for 72 hours by B.C. emergency social services.
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After a season of overindulging, many Canadians will wake up Jan. 1 and say this is the year they get heart-healthy. That wake-up call to become more active and eat better can’t come a moment too soon, according to the Canadian Medical Association. The CMA’s latest report on the nation’s heart health says we’re not doing very well — in fact, we’re almost on life support. Across the nation, fewer than 10 per cent of Canadian adults meet the criteria for “ideal” cardiovascular health, which means most still don’t get enough exercise (at least 30 minutes of walking per day), and most don’t eat properly (consuming five or more servings of fruits and vegetables a day). People are getting heavier and we see this everywhere, and in our own waistlines, which seem to expand with each passing year. But adults aren’t alone in risky health behaviours. According to the study, only about 20 per cent of kids between 12 and 19 years are making lifestyle choices to keep them healthy — including being active for an hour or more a day. Where is all this heading? The bad news is unless people’s habits change, there will be more incidences of diabetes, hypertension, cancer, heart attacks and stroke. If you think our hospitals are crowded now, imagine what the wards will be like a few years from now. The sad part is that many baby boomers are planning for long lives. Unless they make changes now, however, they will be sick or disabled for 10 of those years, according to a Heart and Stroke Foundation report released in 2013. Ironically, most boomers think they are healthy but in fact many are stressed, sedentary, eat poorly and drink too much alcohol. Could this be the year Canadians change those statistics and turning this unhealthy ship around? Pass the veggies while we think about it. –Black Press
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A hopeless wish list for 2014 Here are a few things I’d like to see in B.C. political life in the coming year, but won’t. An orderly schedule of legislature sittings, one in the spring and one in the fall. I canvassed this topic with Premier Christy Clark in our yearend interview, and got the usual runaround about how it’s always been optional since old Gordon what’s-his-name set the schedule of sittings and elections more than a decade ago. Spring is for the budget and MLAs sit in the fall if they need to discuss legislation. They need to all right, but what governments want to do is ram it through as fast as they can, so that’s what they do. The last couple of years of this have been a sham worthy of a South American banana republic, with three chambers running simultaneously and opposition members trying to prepare as they run down the hallways. It leads to mistakes in new laws and adds to the public’s cynicism about the whole business, but it gets things done with minimum exposure of the government to
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that pillow-fight? Me neither. I had to look them up. Health care? Local organic carrots into the hospital food. Forest industry? A job protection commissar to force the mills to stay open. Resource development? They’re for it, unless you’re against it. These guys need a Tony Blairtype makeover. They need to be for something, and they need to leave the past behind. Media that care about more than conflict. News organizations are in bad shape these days, and the competition for a rapidly fragmenting audience is having some ugly effects. One thing that needs to go is obsessive coverage of who’s winning and who’s losing. If the news media are going to be interested mainly in the gaffes and gotcha moments, is it any surprise that’s what politicians try to provide? The Canada Post announcement it has to wind up home delivery offers a recent example. Is it really so outrageous
for the CEO to suggest walking to the corner is good exercise? When there’s a 24-hour news cycle to fill, it’s a scandal! How many people know that Canada Post’s unfunded pension liabilities amount to $6.5 billion, as it continues to pay a dwindling workforce to hand out mostly advertising flyers? Should they just keep doing that until they run out of cash? Are taxpayers really expected to maintain another twotier service that’s only available to selected urban people? Facts to go with opinions. Whether it’s the government’s fantasy figures on job creation or the opposition’s arithmeticchallenged child poverty claims, serious problems can’t be understood, much less solved, without defining them accurately. Submitting government advertising to scrutiny by the Auditor General to make sure it is accurate and non-partisan would be a good place to start. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press.
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A YEAR IN PHOTOS
Todd Polich’s murals are all over Burnaby, and he’s never shy about letting us know about his latest project. This one, near the Royal Oak SkyTrain station, is his biggest yet, and I needed to find a way to express its immensity of size and subject, but there was only one spot that offered a clean sightline to the wall without clutter from benches, parked cars, garbage containers.
Above: I was on my way to another assignment in North Burnaby when I happened upon a house fire. As fires go it wasn’t huge; just a lot of smoke. But there was a certain tension in the air and I was able to pick out a couple who lived in the house, worried for their home and their dog. Above right: Steamworks is building a brewery in Burnaby, but construction had barely begun when I was assigned to get a photo for a story. As I was toured around the facility, I was struck how much the big brewing tanks looked a little like the ultimate beer forest as they were grouped in one area of the warehouse awaiting installation. Right: The blossoms in Central Park are always a harbinger of spring, and an allure to photographers.
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A YEAR IN PHOTOS
From top: Greenpeace knows how to throw a protest. But they can’t control the weather. So covering their “invasion” of the Kinder Morgan terminal meant a lot of waiting for the morning fog to lift enough that we could actually see what they were up to. • I’d been trying to think of a way to use this colourful billboard outside a new condo development for some time. It made a nice contrast to an otherwise drab, dark winter day. • Harrison Lee, 13, knows how to do lots of cool things with his yoyos, and it was no problem getting him to do those tricks a few times over until all the strings fell into just the right place. • A stolen kiss brings a tender moment to a solemn Remembrance Day ceremony.
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Tuesday, December 31, 2013 NewsLeader A11
A YEAR IN PHOTOS
Clockwise from top left: Covering rowing competitions at Burnaby Lake can mean a big time commitment if I get onto the chase boat. But when time doesn’t allow, and I cover races from shore, it means pulling out the big glass and waiting for moments that often happen just after the finish line. • Shooting championship games means the story-telling image usually doesn’t happen until the final whistle or shortly after. The thrill of victory is easy to get, but the agony of defeat is never easy. It’s hard not to feel a bit like a vulture waiting for the tears to flow. Parker Ellis is consoled by a teammate after they lost the B.C. AAA senior boys high school soccer provincial championship game 2-1 in overtime to Sutherland. Despite his heartbreak, he made time to talk to reporter Grant Granger after he composed himself. Classy kid. • Shooting something like football camp means keeping an eye peeled for the most lively, animated kids and hoping something fun happens. It usually does. • Somehow a rugby shot always seems to find its way into these photo retrospectives. Maybe it’s because the players play with such passion, gusto and minimum equipment, all ingredients for great photos. • Figure skating is one of the hardest sports to shoot. Poor lighting in our local arenas makes follow-focusing and freezing the action difficult, plus it’s hard to anticipate exactly what is about to happen. I like this photo because the skater’s body language echoes the Inukshuk painted on the mural in the background.
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A YEAR IN PHOTOS
Below: Cute kids and big machines are pretty much the go-to scene when covering things like open houses. Below middle, The first day of farmer’s market season is another one of those touchstone moments that hint at nicer days to come after a grey, damp winter. When I spied seven-month old Wilny Liu with her reflective sunglasses I knew it was only a matter of being in the right place to get a shot that says spring.
Above: A parade of tugs and workboats passing in front of New Westminster Quay on a dark, rainy afternoon may not sound like it had great visual potential, but then some of the boat captains started getting frisky. Right: In my almost 30-year career, I’d never had the opportunity to shoot a monster truck mashing scrap cars. Until I found a notice about a group holding a show and shine event in a church parking lot that would include some demo runs of 4X4 trucks mashing scrap cars. I was there. The odd moment of a truck getting stuck on the heap of cars was just a bonus. Right bottom: New West’s first food truck festival was so popular, it was hard to get a shot that wasn’t crowded with throngs of people. So I started working the edges of the event, where I found this trio sharing their treats near a truck with a quirky name.
Above: It’s amazing how much more intense play gets on the sports field as soon as there is something important at stake. During this early-round match at the B.C. AAA senior boys high school soccer tournament, Central’s Vuk Erbez (11) kept showing up in my viewfinder again and again, crashing into opponents, flying through the air. So I wasn’t surprised to hear he was ineligible for Central’s game in the tournament final because he’d accumulated too many yellow cards.
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James Western Star Truck & Trailer Ltd. in Williams Lake has an immediate opening for an experienced parts person. Full Time, competitive wages, benefits & signing bonus. Fax resume to: 250-398-6367 or email: email@example.com Getting a job couldn’t be easier!
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Zone Checker The Burnaby NewsLeader is looking for energetic and customer friendly individuals for its Circulation Department. The right candidate must have excellent communication and organizational skills, attention to detail, the ability to work with minimum supervision, and basic knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Outlook Express. Duties include supervising 100+ youth carriers, recruiting and hiring new carriers, surveying old and new delivery areas, monitoring carrier performance, and following up on householder delivery concerns. A reliable vehicle is a must. A vulnerable sector criminal record check is also mandatory. This permanent part-time position is available immediately. Please forward your resumé to: Circulation Manager Burnaby New Westminster NewsLeader 7438 Fraser Park Drive Burnaby, BC V5J 5B9 email@example.com No phone calls please. All emailed submissions will receive a reply for confirmation of receipt; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted further.
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PERSONAL SERVICES 182
329 PAINTING & DECORATING
353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS
ADMINISTRATIVE Services Co-ordinator (Burnaby, BC) Responsible on a daily basis for ensuring the smooth operation of the office and administrative functions of our Italian-Canadian Social Services office. BA degree; Must be fluent in Italian (reading, speaking, writing); Advanced knowledge of Italian and Canadian pension regulations, as well as, Italian and Canadian income tax systems. For complete position details and application requirements, go to: www.workopolis.com.
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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 560
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Women’s Apparel Sales Associate required, to work for a mobile clothing service Requirements are: 1) 2 - 3 week days, approx. 5 hours/day 2) selling women’s apparel, must have retail sales experience. 3) enjoy working with seniors 4) immediate start 5) starting pay is $12.00/hour email resume to CoCosclothestoyou@shaw.ca, or fax 604-528-8084
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PERSONAL SERVICES 182
If you own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161.
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PITT MEADOWS: 2 - 3 bdrm co-op T/H $1097/mo - $1199/mo. Shares req’d. Close to WCE, schools & shopping. No subsidy available. 19225 119th Ave. For more info & to book an appt. call 604-465-1938
CASH FOR X-MAS CASH for all Vehicles FREE Towing QUICK Service ALWAYS Available
HOME REPAIRS 356
If I can’t do it It can’t be done
MOVING & STORAGE
1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Across the street - across the world Real Professionals, Reas. Rates. Best in every way! 604-721-4555.
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Advertising Sales Representative The Surrey Leader has an opening for an experienced Advertising Sales Representative. By joining the number one community newspaper serving Surrey/North Delta, you can realize your full potential while contributing to one of the fastest growing communities in Canada. The team environment at The Leader will inspire you to the highest level of customer partnership and reward your motivated approach to excellence. The ideal candidate will have experience, be a strong communicator, well organized, self motivated and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment. A car and a valid driver’s license is required. The Leader is part of Black Press, Canada’s largest private independent newspaper company with more than 100 community, daily and urban newspapers in B.C., Alberta, Washington State, Ohio and Hawaii. Send your resume with cover letter by January 10th, 2014. Jim Mihaly firstname.lastname@example.org The Surrey Leader #200-5450 152nd Street, Surrey, BC V3S 5J9
APARTMENT/CONDO 2 bdrm bright apt. Large 2 br located in a Central Coq Co-op. $810/mo. No subsidy. Close to transit, schools, and shopping.
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NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or www.856-dogs.com Registered White Lab cross Kuvas 2 Male, 1 Female, puppies are white, paper trained, ready to go! Have shots & vet checked. $550. Call 604-991-0114. Yorkie/Shi’s Puppies - 5 weeks, full shots, house trained. $400 Call 604-856-5663 or 778-552-1033
APPLIANCE FOR SALE Beaumark dishwasher built in (white) $30. Good working order. We are remodeling and changing colour. North Delta 604-591-9740
Size not exactly as shown
6985 Walker Ave Bright large 1br for rent fully reno, available immediately very clean quite building.
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 506
1 Bedrooms available near Lougheed Mall and transit. Rent includes heat & hot water. Sorry No Pets. Refs required.
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