Richard Lautens - Staff Photohrapher
Rachel Heap-Lalonde looks on as Alice Heap sleeps and Dan Heap gets ready to get into bed. The sad housing situation of former Spadina MP Dan Heap and his wife, Alice who have no secure residence and are sick. They rely on family to camp out in their room at night to help them. October 12, 2011.
Steve Russell -Staff Photographer @RussellPhotos
A laneway off of Yonge is transformed into a movie quality rain scape in Curtis Grahauer's "I just Know Something Good is going to happen, 2011" during the 2011 edition of Nuit Blanche where the city core is transformed by the work of hundreds of artists in the sixth installment of the sunset-to-sunrise celebration of contemporary art in Toronto. October 1, 2011.
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Rene Johnston - Staff Photographer
This was a sad year for this photographer.
Jack Layton's passing was especially bad because he had been one of the constant stories at The Star since I started.
He was a city councillor riding his bike and I was a young hack learning how to run cameras.
Then he ran federally for the NDP lead I was there with Linda Diebel.
When he tried to take down the government with Dion and Duceppe I went to Ottawa.
But. most of all, when he walked out on the day he admitted to big time cancer at a downtown hotel just months ago I knew a friend was leaving us.
Rest in Peace Jack,
Tara Walton - Staff Photographer
Danae Chambers, 71, lays in her bed at Castleview Wychwood Towers, a Toronto long-term care home during a visit with long time friend and now her power of attorney Anna Schrofer. Chambers a former artist has advanced Alzheimer's disabling her from speaking and moving on her own. In April Chambers was sexually assaulted by a male practical nurse who is now facing charges. Tuesday November 8, 2011.
Steve Russell - Staff Photographer
The say that Casa Loma might be haunted, but last month the only demon I battled in the Castle on Spadina was the one that every photographer fears, the absence of light.
The challenges faced while doing a history piece on Casa Loma's organ during the screening of a silent film were daunting!
During the 100 minutes of the show, I had to shoot video, stills and recorded audio just in case.
I didn't use a tripod, because I only had a limited amount of time and did not want to waste time setting up and tearing down.
The next performances on the organ will be a concert by Simon Gledhill on March 6, 2012 and a silent movie screening of the 1928 French silent classic "The Italian Straw Hat" on April 2, 2012.
John Struve tunes the 1,400 pipes that make up the Wurlitzer Organ at Casa Loma by gently tapping little plunger wires. The Toronto Theatre Organ Society performs on the pipe organ accompanying the silent film Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde at Casa Loma.
Rick Madonik, Staff Photographer
The pictures which follow are a small sample of the last years' work. In no way is the selection scientific, or unbiased. Many are favourites of the past year, or have some sentimental value. But all, I hope, elicit some form of emotion. From humorous to serious, from sad to elation, one of the things a good news photographer tries to do is capture a moment which helps tell the story, or at the very least, attracts the readers attention long enough to read the story.
Have a happy and safe holiday.
Ghadafi Halas! (Ghadafi finished!)
03/04/11 - RAS LANUF, LIBYA - A man motions with a knife to his own neck, and yells "Ghadafi Halas!" to show what he wants done to Libyan leader Muammar Ghadhafi as rebel fighters are greeted at the gates of Ras Lanuf after its liberation from Ghadafi forces. A rebel attack forced Gadhafi forces back towards Sirt. This is the first time the rebellion from the east has advanced into the western part of the country.
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