A GREAT VICTORY FOR CANADIAN PHOTOGRAPHERS

November 7, 2012

OTTAWA, November 7, 2012: At last, Canadian photographers own their copyright.

The Canadian Association of Professional Image Creators (CAPIC) would like to congratulate all Canadian photographers in Canada on this important date and pivotal achievement in the photographic industry. As of today, Canadian photographers now officially own the copyright to all of their work whether the photograph is commissioned or not, thanks to the new Copyright law.

The principle of protecting photographers’ ownership rights started 65 years ago by Henri Cartier-Bresson, who founded Magnum with Robert Capa and David Seymour. Magnum assured that a photographer’s image belonged to the photographer and not to the commissioner of the work.

In Canada, all other artists have already owned the copyrights to their work and thanks to this new law, Canadian photographers, albeit the last in the industrialized world, now have all legal rights to their images.

CAPIC has been working towards this monumental achievement in Canada for more than 20 years through lobbying efforts and could not have achieved this truly important mission without the support of its members, who have contributed financially, morally and offered countless volunteer hours towards this major effort led by CAPIC National Copyright Chair, Andre Cornellier.

The Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC) were a valuable partner in this achievement as well as the lobbying firm Temple Scott Associates for their work in Ottawa.

”I would like to thank the team that worked so patiently and for so long,” commented Cornellier. ”Finally we have won a right due to us as artists. Thank you to Canadian photographers across the country for your support and patience and to André Amyot and Brian Boyle of PPOC for your work. It has been worth it.”

CAPIC will be providing more information on the direct effects of the law for Canadian photographers in the week to come as we celebrate this important Canadian achievement.

For more information:
André Cornellier
Copyright Chair
CAPIC, The Canadian Association of Professional Image Creators
andre@cornellierphoto.com
tel.: 514.933.4000

Nov 28, 2012 – Chris Harris

Wednesday Nov 28 7pm, 9167 Glover Road, Ft Langley – The yellow heritage hall
LCC Presents Chris Harris – this is a public, no charge event. Come one, come all.

Chris’ latest book “Flyover” is co-authored with Sage Birchwater.
Flyover is a snapshot, a glimpse, a legacy, of a unique time and place, defined by the people who live it.
The inspiration to create a book photographed from the air and, telling the stories of the pilots… For Chris, his beloved and familiar Cariboo Chilcotin Plateau came to life to reveal a form of beauty that he had never imagined possible. As with astronauts seeing the planet from space, perspective wrought its magic and a new visual world captured his artistic passion.
These are the images he is most excited to bring to an audience; a beauty undiscovered and never photographed before, and seen only by this handful of privileged pilots.
Complete details located our our web page LCC This Month

That was fun!

There were about 50 Photogoblins at LCC to enjoy image exploration with Daryl Wilson, a ‘how to’ HDR lesson with Dennis Ducklow and Rick Church’s photo documentry of his ‘half way around the world’ small plane trek.

LCC Hallowe’en 2012 – a few of the ghouls

Photo by Colin