visual  storyteller





Christopher Grabowski's photographs and articles have appeared in the Globe and Mail, The Washington Post, Financial Times, El Mundo, Utne Reader, Neue Zurcher Zeitung, MacLean's, Ottawa Citizen, Geist and Tyee. He has received several awards in photojournalism and journalism. Among them, the Michener-Deacon Fellowship, Canada's premier award encouraging the pursuit of investigative journalism that serves the public interest. His work has been exhibited in Canada, Poland, Holland and Germany.


Western Magazine Awards, Finalist, 2008, 2003


Summit Creative Awards (contributor), Gold, 2005,


Western Magazine Awards, Gold, 2004


Canadian Association of Journalists Awards, Finalist, 2004


Michener-Deacon Fellowship, 1999


Advertising and Design Club of Canada, Silver, 1996


Vancouver Foundation, City of Vancouver, Ontario Arts Council, British Columbia Arts Council, Hamber Foundation, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Willows Foundation, CIDA


From Snowy Mountain

Roundhouse, Vancouver, 2010


Guns, Kites and Dreams

Images of Afghanistan, Group Exhibition,

Vancouver, Montreal, Toronto, Halifax, 2004-2005


Documents and Dreams

Group Exhibition, Vancouver, Halifax, 2003-2004


The Gift

Gallery WM, Amsterdam, 2000


Facing The Eastside

Roundhouse, Vancouver, 1998


Licht Blicke

Group Exhibition, Hamelin, Germany, 1991


Photograffiti und Photographien

Amerika Haus, Hannover, Germany, 1989


Autumn in New York and Other Stories

Galerie fur Photographie, Braunschweig, Germany, 1988


• Teacher at LaSalle Vancouver College in the Professional Photography Diploma program, 2017


• Designer and instructor of master classes at Simon Fraser University and focused on photojournalism and documentary photography for nonprofit organizations


• Teacher at Focal Point: The Visual Arts Learning Center, 2006–2009

Western Magazine Awards Finalist, 2008, 2003