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National Geographic Photographer Catherine Karnow in Ottawa

February 9, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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The Creative Eye – On Assignment for National Geographic

Join us at the University of Ottawa’s historic Academic Hall on February 9, 2018 as veteran National Geographer photographer Catherine Karnow shows us her unique way of shooting travel assignments.

University of Ottawa Academic Hall

University of Ottawa Academic Hall

Catherine will show you how to create dynamic compositions, see the moment, hunt for exquisite natural light, create story-telling images and break the rules.

Nervous about photographing people? Catherine will share her tips on how photography can help us connect with people around the world, and create long-lasting relationships.

Learn how Catherine puts together a set of images that tell the story of a place, and hear the surprising and amazing stories behind the photos.

This is guaranteed to be a highly entertaining and educational evening.

Admission: $10:00 + HST = $11.30

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*Please note that this is a general admission event – first come first serve seating. Refreshments will also be available during the break.

*NOTE:* Proceeds from this event will be donated to the Children of Vietnam charity: www.childrenofvietnam.org


  • *Closest* University of Ottawa Parking: Behind Academic Hall (30 Stewart St.) – Park any time after 3:00 p.m – $4.50/hour, max $9.00
  • Rideau Centre Parking Garage (80 Nicolas St.) – 4 min walk – All day – $1.50 for 30 min/$20.00 for up to 12 hours
  • Hotel Novotel (33 Nicholas St.) – 5 min walk – $28.00 flat rate
  • Rideau Centre Green Garage (72 Besserer St.) – 6 min walk – All day – $1.50 for 30 min/$20.00 for up to 12 hours

About Catherine Karnow

Born and raised in Hong Kong, the daughter of an American journalist, San Francisco-based, National Geographic photographer, Catherine Karnow, seems destined to have travel and photojournalism at the centre of her life. She graduated Brown University with honours degrees in Comparative Literature and Semiotics.

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Catherine Karnow

Catherine has covered Australian Aborigines; Bombay film stars; Greenwich, Connecticut high society; and an Albanian farm family. In 1994, she was the only non-Vietnamese photo-journalist to accompany General Giap on his historic first return to the forest encampment in the northern Vietnam highlands from which he plotted the battle of Dien Bien Phu. She also gained unprecedented access to Prince Charles for her 2006 National Geographic feature, “Not Your Typical Radical.”

Her retrospective: VIETNAM: 25 YEARS DOCUMENTING A CHANGING COUNTRY opened at the Art Vietnam gallery in Hanoi in April 2015 and Catherine was profiled in a PBS documentary about art in Vietnam, which aired May, 2015. Her book of the same name is available at bookstores around the world.

Her work appears in National Geographic, National Geographic Traveler, Smithsonian, French & German GEO and other international publications.

Catherine’s passion for photography carries into her love for teaching. She teaches the National Geographic Weekend Workshops in San Francisco, as well as her own Weekend Workshops in the Bay Area. She also gives private workshops and teaching seminars all over the world, for a myriad of private, corporate and editorial clients, as well as her own Signature Photo Workshops in Umbria in May, and Vietnam in October.

For more information about Catherine’s workshops visit : www.catherinekarnowphotoworkshop.com

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February 9, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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