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|| SportsShooter.com: News Item: Posted 2002-03-30

Sports Shooter News & Notes
By Robert Hanashiro

- The Western Canadian News Photographers Association annual convention is shaping up to be one of the top events of the year.

This year's speaker lineup includes: Bert Hanashiro of USA Today and Sports Shooter, David Handschuh of the New York Daily News; Digital guru Rob Galbraith, the new POYi photographer of the year Brian Plonka, Kathy Plonka, POY photographer of the year runner-up last year; Rick Collins, the editor of the Chilliwack (BC) Progress; freelancer Todd Korol and the WCNPA photographer of the year Grant Black.

The event is in Edmonton April 12 - 14. For more information check out the organization's web site at: www.wcnpa.org.

- Frequent Sports Shooter contributor Vince Laforet was recently named one of Photo District News' "30 Emerging Photographers to Watch". Laforet, whose day job is staff photographer at the New York Times, has several images posted in conjunction with the honor. You can check out Vince's work at: http://www.pdnonline.com/.

 

- Sports Shooter expresses condolences to Boston Globe staffer Matt Lee who lost his father Bob after a lengthy illness. A celebration of Bob Lee's life was attended by over 500 family members and friends in the San Francisco Bay Area. Matt's good buddy Dan Murphy put Bob's life to video which was shown at the celebration.

 


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