NEXT TORONTO MEETING: Wed, June 19, 2013
RICHARD LAUTENS, Photojournalist
Richard Lautens is a staff Photographer at the Toronto Star, Canada’s largest newspaper. Richard took some time during his 5 years at the University of Toronto (ultimately completing his honours history and political science degree) to find a girlfriend who turned him on…to photography. Work at campus newspapers and freelancing led to a stint as a photography summer student at the Toronto Star in 1987.
It’s been over 26 years since Richard started at the Star and he has traveled all over the world for them covering sports, news, fashion and features. In addition to photojournalism, Richard also writes regularly at the Star, trains other journalists, blogs, is an occasional assignment editor, shoots video and assembles multi-media stories for the web. As well as working at The Star, Richard lectures regularly to a variety of clubs, groups and schools and is an instructor at Centennial College. He has also curated several photography exhibits and continues to maintain a corporate freelance business.
Richard’s photographs have appeared on posters, magazines, books, exhibitions, CD covers and newspapers and has won local, national and international awards for his work. He lives in downtown Toronto with his wife, two children and two big hairy dogs.
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