visual  storyteller

chris@mediumlight.com

604-868-3630

Christopher

grabowski

BIOGRAPHY

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.

AWARDS

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

GRANTS

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

EXHIBITIONS

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 Thetyee.ca 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