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John Lehmann is a international award winning photojournalist on staff with Canada's national newspaper the Globe and Mail based in Vancouver, Canada.
John Lehmann - Photojournalist
John Lehmann is one of the top photojournalists in North America. He was, most recently, named Canadian photojournalist of the year in 2012, 2013 and 2014 and 2015.
Lehmann brings an array of talents to his work: the insatiable curiosity that marks all the best journalists; an artistry that sets his images apart from the billions of other pictures; a quiet intimacy and flair for inventiveness, which is what brings his work to life. Most of all, he is not simply a photographer, he is a visual journalist. And the principal that underpins everything is accuracy and honesty, both to the people he reports on and the readers to whom he reports.
Since 2001, Lehmann has been based in Vancouver and his bailiwick is Western Canada, vast ground he has covered from the Arctic to the remote reaches of British Columbia. His focus is vast. He covers breaking news and sports, and develops many short-term and longer-term feature visual projects. He has covered five Olympics, summer and winter, and international news such as the Boxing Day tsunami in Southeast Asia. Major projects include month-long assignments in both China and Russia.
Among his many awards, Lehmann was named photojournalist of the year in 2012 and 2013 by the News Photographers Association of Canada, and in 2014 and 2015 by the Canadian Association of Journalist. His images have won a variety of prizes, including a National Newspaper Award for news feature photography in 2007. In 1998, he was named photographer of the year by the Canadian Press.
Before The Globe and Mail, Lehmann worked in Canada for Reuters, the National Post, and the Canadian Press. In the early-to-mid-1990s, he began his career in Asia, first at the South China Morning Post, the daily newspaper in Hong Kong, and several publications thereafter. Lehmann studied photojournalism at Loyalist College in Belleville, Ontario, where he received his diploma in 1991.
Since leaving the Globe and Mail in the fall 2016 Lehmann has set up a very successful photography company shooting editorial and commercial assignments around the world.
Lehmann lives in the Vancouver suburb of Steveston with his wife Winnie and their two children.