Ottmar Bierwagen
Photography, Toronto Ontario Canada
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Contact details
130 Peach Tre Lane
Grimsby, Ontario, L3M 5C1
Tel: 647 288-1396 Fax: 905 945-2548
Brief Summary
Owner of a general image library for the past 13 years.
Previous to that I was a freelance photojournalist specializing in magazines and annual reports.
Previous to that I was the Picture Editor at The Winnipeg Free Press.
I was also a contract freelance photographer with National Geographic Magazine.
Also worked at the Toronto Star and the Toronto Sun.
If you're interested, I'm shooting digital and still have the gear to solve your problems.
In addition I have taught courses on Stock Photography at George Brown Collehe and Niagara College.
Also have had published 5 photography books on Canada
Canadian Living Magazine: Equinox Magazine (now defunct): National Geographic Magazine:
GEO Magazine (Germany): National Geographic Traveler Magazine: Harmony House Publishing (Kentucky): Stern Magazine (Germany): and many many more.
 Royal Bank: Petro Canada: Shell Canada: BP Resources: Helmo Gold: Barrick Resources: Syncrude: Talisman Energy: Syncrude: TransCanada: MDC Medical: Bell Canada: Microsoft: Air Canada and again many more.
Professional Experience
Attended Mohawk College: Computer Programming 
Attended Trent Unviersity: Attended Sheridan College for Photojournalism
Began shooting for the Burlington Post; then moved to The Hamilton Spectator: then moved to The Toronto Sun: then moved to The Winnipeg Free Press as picture editor; Became a contract photographer with National Geographic for 5 years: Divorced them and started my annual report and magazine career freelancing from Calgary and then Toronto.
Worked on the photo Desk at the Toronto Star left 1988 to be chief photographer at The Calgary Olympics produced the official Olympic Book with Key Porter Publishing.
Awards and Recognition
National Press Photographer of the Year 1977 (first Canadian to win the award)
National Press Photographer of the Year 1978
SATW (Society of American Travel Writer) 1980 Two Gold Awards and Two Silver
Ontario Press Photographer of the Year 1978
Ontario Press Photographer of the Year 1979
National Magazine Awards for Equinox Magazine 1985  (Foundation Award for Photojournalism)

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