Tom Hanson winner heading to Toronto internship

© Lethbridge Herald photo by Tijana Martin
Cowboys get ready to compete in the Can-Am Pro Challenge Rodeo as part of Whoop-Up Days in Lethbridge on Thursday, August 25th, 2016. Tijana Martin/ Lethbridge Herald

Tijana Martin is currently working full-time as a photographer and reporter for Lethbridge Herald. She graduated from the Loyalist photojournalism program as a fast-track student in 2013, but still sees the world as her classroom. This summer, she will be taking a leave of absence to spend six weeks in Toronto working as an intern for The Canadian Press as this year’s Tom Hanson photojournalism award recipient.

Prior to securing a job for The Lethbridge Herald, Tijana spent time as a photography intern for The Calgary Herald, The Montreal Gazette and The Waterloo Region Record.

Her work has been recognized by the News Photographer’s Association of Canada, The Canadian Journalism Foundation and The Canadian Press, and the Alberta Weekly Newspaper  Association.

Photojournalism program testimonial

 I will always think fondly of my time at Loyalist College. The photojournalism program played a key role in shaping who I am as a photographer today. The instructors bring with them a vast amount of knowledge and resources, having spent years working and teaching in the industry. My teachers and my peers helped foster an environment of success. Despite any differences, we all came together in an effort to learn how to share important stories and capture the life of our communities through our images. I would absolutely recommend this program to anyone with a desire to serve their community as a photojournalist.


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