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Gigliotti, Ken


Ken Gigliotti started at the Winnipeg Free Press as a staff photographer in 1979.

He has won numerous awards for his work, including Canadian Press Photographer of the Year (2001), the Western Canadian News Photographers Association News Picture of the Year Award (1997) and three Canadian Press Pictures of the Month.

He was the first person outside of Ontario to win the Ontario News Photographers Association Photographer of the Year award in 1981 and, in 1997, Ken was nominated for a National Newspaper Award. He produced a picture book with writer Andrew Blicq called People of the Interlake in 1986.

Ken started his career as a hobby, shooting pictures for his high school yearbook in Thunder Bay. He studied photography for two years at Ryerson Polytechnic Institute in Toronto and worked at the Chronicle Journal in Thunder Bay as a staff photographer before joining the Free Press.

Ken has contributed to several book projects, including the Free Press’s A Red Sea Rising: The Flood of the Century and The Way We Live in Manitoba, The Winnipeg Jets: a Celebration of Hockey in Winnipeg and the A Day In the Life of Canada project in 1984.

Ken has worked with Canadian Press photo teams at the 1988 Olympics in Calgary, the Commonwealth Games in Victoria, and covered six Grey Cups.

He is married to Sherri and has two grown children, son Jade and daughter Joelle.

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