Boris Spremo, former Toronto Star photographer, dies at 81

Boris Spremo, the legendary Toronto Star photographer, has died after being diagnosed with cancer in February. He was 81.

A member of the Order of Canada who was inducted into the Canadian News Hall of Fame, Spremo received 285 national and international photojournalism awards in a lifetime of photography.

His work took him to conflict zones including Vietnam, Grenada, Northern Ireland, Israel, Gaza and Iraq. He documented famine and drought in Central Africa in 1983 and the plight of Kurdish refugees in 1991.

The Star has a great story about his life and examples of his career-defining shots. You can read it here.