Rod MacIvor is presenting “From Photojournalist to Photographer” on Friday, October 2nd, 2020.
The KSCCC welcomes Rod MacIvor, an internationally-recognized photojournalist, who will take us on a photographic journey of his long career as an award-winning photojournalist to his current passion as a photographer.
Hailing from New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Rod is a graduate of Ryerson University’s Photographic Arts program. He has taught photojournalism at Carleton University and is a founding member of the Advisory Board for the Loyalist College Photojournalism program.
Rod started his photojournalism career with the Ottawa Journal in 1966. He worked as the Ottawa Newspictures Manager for United Press International, based on Parliament Hill, from 1970 to 1980. Rod then joined the Ottawa Citizen as Assistant Director of Photography from 1980 to 2008, while continuing his career as a photojournalist.
Rod is best known for his photos of Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and the Trudeau family. Rod’s picture of Pierre Trudeau carrying a young Justin Trudeau under his arm has won many awards, including being chosen by Canada’s History Society as one of the ten “images that influenced the fate of the Nation”.
Rod has exhibited his photographs at numerous venues, has had his work published in books and has won numerous national and international awards over his long career.
Having been a photojournalist for 42 years, Rod is now retired. However, he has retained his passion for photography and continues to photograph and practice his art every day.