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Phil Carpenter

Part-time Faculty, Journalism


Phil Carpenter has been a photojournalist for 15 years and is currently a photo and video journalist at The Gazette, a newspaper in Montreal.He recently published his first book, Breast Stories; Cancer Survivors Speak Out (Fitzhenry and Whiteside). Through photos and essays, the book profiles more than 50 women across Canada who had mastectomy, and addresses issues of femininity and female identity.Other international assignments he has covered the aftermath of the genocide on Rwanda, Canadian peacekeeping operations in Bosnia, operations in Israel in the Golan and he was one of the first journalists to arrive in Haiti after the earthquake in 2010.For his work he has received several awards including Society of News Design wins, most recently in 2013. As a visual journalist Phil is committed documenting history and the human condition to encourage thought, debate and discussion.

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