Peter Bregg, Photojournalist and Photo Instructor at Ryerson University  Journalism School.

Peter Bregg
Contract Lecturer

Instructor and  photojournalist Peter Bregg has travelled to more than 80 countries over the past several decades covering a wide assortment of major news stories.

Mr. Bregg is recipient of the Order of Canada(2016) and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Journalism Foundation (2014).

Mr. Bregg served as chief photographer at Maclean’s. He has also worked as a photographer and photo editor with the Canadian Press in Ottawa covering Parliament Hill,  the Associated Press stationed in London UK, New York, Boston and Washington DC. He served as official photographer to Prime Minister Brian Mulroney in 1984-85.

His assignments have included eight Olympic Games, Stanley Cups, World Series, US Presidential trips, Vietnam in 1973, the Iran hostage crisis in 1979-80, and the imposition of martial law in Poland in 1981. He was also in New York to cover the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre in 2001.

Bregg has travelled to Africa 15 times in the past 2002  for a variety of causes including CARE and World Vision documenting AIDS in Africa, ORBIS eye doctors in Ethiopia-Tanzania, WATERAID in a variety of countries and the Rwanda Initiative. Most recent international travel to Iraq twice (2016-2017) Afghanistan 2017 and South Sudan in 2018.

Peter Bregg has won numerous awards including Amnesty International Award 2017 for coverage of Yazidi refugees in Iraq, a World Press Photo Award, NPPA Regional Photographer of the Year, Canadian Press Photo of the Year, Eastern Canada News Photographers Association Awards, a Canadian National Newspaper Award, and White House News Photographers Association.

Introductory Photojournalism

Advanced Photojournalism