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John Lehmann

Photojournalist

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In photos: Chinese celebrate Year of the Sheep

Worshipers gather to celebrate the new year at the International Buddhist Temple in Richmond, B.C. Hundreds light joss (incense) sticks and pray for a prosperous Year of the Sheep.

Feb 19, 2015

Vancouver artists fight to save historic cabin in the woods

Artists Carole Itter and Al Neil are being evicted from their cabin in Cates Park in North Vancouver because the adjacent property has been sold to a developer. Now a number of prominent players on the local art scene are working to save the little cabin that tells a big story about Vancouver’s history.

Jan 19, 2015

From Mexico to Kelowna: B.C.'s seasonal workers

The women who work at Jealous Fruits in Kelowna – 118 last summer – are nearly all single mothers and count on the money they make in Canada to feed, clothe and educate their children back in Mexico.

Dec 08, 2014

In pictures: Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program a bastion for Mexican migrants seeking refuge from hardships at home

Seasonal jobs at a cherry-packing plant near Kelowna, B.C., are highly prized by Mexican mothers seeking to get ahead in their poverty-stricken hometowns. For sorting and packaging fruit over a couple of months, the women make as much as they would working at home over an entire year. ‘To save anything,’ one worker says, ‘I have to come to work in Canada.’

Dec 05, 2014

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Some days you want to pinch yourself, other days you wonder why? It's that kind of a profession.

As a photographer I've recorded history, influenced public opinion and been an eyewitness to life and death. Working as a photojournalist is a privilege that comes with a great responsibility, to be accurate and honest to both the people you are reporting on and those you are reporting to.

I've never been so moved or saddened as when I covered the Asian Tsunami. I watched and photographed as families and friends dug through rubble looking for the dead. The wounded were often buried on the beaches not more then ten feet from the waters that once engulfed them.

I've been fortunate to work both here at home and at daily newspapers in Hong Kong and Thailand. I'm now The Globe and Mail's West Coast staff photographer based in Vancouver.

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