Chris Donovan is a documentary photographer currently based between Toronto and New Brunswick, Canada. Hailing from the industrial city of Saint John, New Brunswick, his practice focuses on the interplay of community and industry. 

His work has been recognized by POYi, Sony World Photography Awards, College Photographer of the Year, The National Newspaper Awards, The Magenta Foundation, and the News Photographers Association of Canada - including being named Canadian Photojournalist of the Year for 2017 and 2018. 

His clients include The New York Times, The Globe and Mail, Maclean's Magazine, The Washington Post, ESPN, and others. 

Available for Assignments 

Toronto/New Brunswick and elsewhere


Awards and accolades

2019 2nd place in Sports Stories category of Pictures of the Year International (POYi)

2019 finalist in Sports Stories, professional category of Sony World Photography Awards

2018 Canadian Photojournalist of the Year (NPAC)

2018 Magenta Foundation Top 100 Emerging Photographers Winner

2017 Canadian Photojournalist of the Year (NPAC)

2017 Canadian Picture of the Year (NPAC)

2017 Gold in the "Domestic Picture Story" category of College Photographer of the Year (CPOY) 

2017 Award of Excellence in the "Portfolio" category (CPOY)

2017 Award of Excellence in the "General News" category (CPOY)

2017 Eddie Adams Workshop - selected participant 

2017 NYT Portfolio Reviews - selected participant

2017 Tom Hanson Photojournalism Award

2017 Student Photographer of the Year (NPAC)

2017 Magenta Foundation Top 100 Emerging Photographers Winner


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