Marta Iwanek is this year’s winner of the Tom Hanson Photojournalism Award, presented by The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) and The Canadian Press. Iwanek, a previous award applicant currently on contract with the Toronto Star, will be joining The Canadian Press for a six-week internship. Iwanek will be presented with the award at the CJF Awards on June 3, 2015 at The Fairmont Royal York in Toronto.
The award is named for Tom Hanson, an award-winning photographer for The Canadian Press who travelled around the world and across the country, shooting some of the most iconic news and sports images of the last 15 years.
"For young photojournalists starting their career, having this type of mentoring opportunity is an incredible gift," says Iwanek. "I hope to honour Tom’s legacy of storytelling images and aspire to his same passion, work ethic and journalistic integrity that shaped his work."