2012 – Ed Kaiser

Ed Kaiser

Edwin Kaiser has been working for the Edmonton Journal for 25 years covering a wide variety of assignments, everything from Stanley Cup Finals to Grey Cups, Royal visits, the World Figure Skating Championship to the World Track and Field Championship and the Olympic Games in London and Calgary.

Born in Toronto, he has been attracted to photography since the age of 10, but didn’t seriously consider it as a career until he was 24. Wanting something more challenging, he quit his job as a machinist to go back to school in 1984 to pursue a new vocation.

After graduating from a two year course at Sheridan College of Applied Arts, he began his career at the Calgary Herald as a summer intern. He then moved to the St. Albert Gazette, then to the Medicine Hat News and finally landed at the Edmonton Journal in 1987.

For Ed, being a photographer is one of the best jobs in the world and he considers it a privilege to work at his craft. He strives to show readers images that they haven’t seen before, through variations in lighting, different angles or capturing the event’s decisive moment.

Ed has received numerous previous awards for his work including a National Newspaper Award sports nomination in 2009 for a shot of an IndyCar/driver on fire in pit lane, the Canadian Press Photo of the Month and over 15 Pictures of the Year awards at the former Western Canadian News Photographers annual competition. One year he won a first, second and third in the sports feature category.