Vancouver, BC, Canada
Born in Poland (1980), Rafal Gerszak was forced to flee his home due to the Soviet regime. He and his family lived for some time in a West German refugee camp before immigrating to Canada in 1990. He spent 3 years studying photography and graduated in 2006 from Langara College in Vancouver, Canada. From 2008 to 2010, he worked on long-term projects dealing with the underlying issues of the ongoing Afghan conflict. Currently he examines life in Canada's Northern and most remote communities through photography and video.
His work has been exhibited internationally including at The New York Photo Festival and Noorderlicht Photofestival in the Netherlands. Rafal's multi-award-winning book for young adults, Beyond Bullets: A Photo Journal of Afghanistan, was published in 2011 by Annick Press. Rafal works with select editorial, corporate and private clients. He is a founding member of Boreal Collective and calls Canada's Pacific Northwest home, where he lives with two retired sled dogs.
2016 - News Photographers Association of Canada, 2014 - Garden State Teen Book Awards, 2012 - USBBY, 2012 - Global Society Book Award, 2012 - Eric Hoffer Award, 2011 - Beyond Bullets, 2011 - NNA, 2011 - Magenta Flash Forward for Emerging Photographers, 2010 - Magenta Flash Forward for Emerging Photographers, 2010 - News Photographers Association of Canada, 2010 - News Photographers Association of Canada, 2008 - National Press Photographers Association
- Breaking news
- Military embed
- RISC training
- Still life
- Video capture
- Video editing
A Gwich'in subsistence hunter harvests caribou outside Fort McPherson, Northwest Territories, March 17, 2016.
Tiberiu Useriu, who won the non-stop self sufficient 352.64 miles (566km) 6633 Arctic Ultra foot race, is photographed near the finish outside Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories, Canada, March 17, 2016.