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Ted Grant - The Art of Observation


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Grade Level: SrH-Adult
Producer: Asterisk
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 47 mins
Country of Origin: Canada
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 2007
Available in French: No

The self-effacing, award-winning photographer behind the image of Pierre Trudeau siding down a banister and Ben Johnson becoming the fastest man on earth, is known in the trade as the “father of Canadian photojournalism”. He's been photographing Canada and Canadians for over 55 years, helping us see just who we are as a nation.

Beginning with a small Argus camera in the early fifties, Ted Grant's natural gift of astute observation has, over and over, captured the magical human moments in life that bring us together as people. His remarkable career began by shooting stock car races in Ottawa. He went on to cover sports, wars, heads of state and everyday life in every corner of the world, garnering dozens of awards along the way. Teacher, mentor, raconteur, connoisseur of single malt and sushi, Ted is the quintessential modest and thoughtful Canadian, now almost 80, and always with a camera in his hand.