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Wayne Glowacki

Photographer

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Wayne started working at the Free Press as a copyboy in 1974 at the age of eighteen ripping news wire stories off old printing machines and hand delivering them to news and sports editors.

There was an informal mentorship program at newspapers at the time for copy boys who were keen to become reporters or photographers.

His first published picture was in 1975 for a business story describing how computers are going to change the workplace; ironically the computer would eliminate the copy-boy position a year later as desktop computers replaced typewriters in the newsroom.

While working as a copy boy during the day and shooting photo assignments at night, Wayne was fortunate to learn newspaper photography first-hand from the best. Photographers from both the Free Press and the Winnipeg Tribune were always generous with their knowledge and guidance for him to acquire the "world's greatest job."

As a photographer, Wayne has had the opportunity to record many of the people, events and issues in his community over the decades, taking him as far as the Arctic.

His photographs have also been published in TIME magazine, coverage of theWinnipeg Jets in A Day In The Life Of The NHL picture book and he recently had a picture selected for the book 100 Photos That Changed Canada.

wayne.glowacki@freepress.mb.ca

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