About Michael

Michael Winsor’s powerful images of Newfoundland and Labrador are a result of his deep connection with, and love for, the province’s culture and many natural wonders. As he sees it, “every cove, inlet, tickle, island, bay, peninsula, point or arm is more beautiful than the next.” Born in Pool’s Island, Bonavista Bay, Michael has had an interest in photography – or, more specifically, Newfoundland and Labrador imagery – since his childhood. 

Michael explains that "sometimes life as seen through a camera lens can bring people together over a shared love of a place. I never really saw Newfoundland until I placed the camera in my hand. Alone at 1:30 a.m. when the golden crescent moon rises over the mirror-like ocean, when you can see the fishermen’s punts and wharfs right-side up or upside down, it leaves you speechless, and you wonder why everyone is not here to see it with you. Then I try to capture that moment in time to share with people that truly appreciate our way of life."

While his true passion is spending time exploring the land and sea, he also recognizes the importance of showcasing his home through exhibits, awards and any other avenue that may present itself.


Newfoundland & Labrador District Representative - Canadian Association for Photographic Art

  

Awards & Achievements

Exhibits 

New York Photography Fair: Wildlife & Landscape

Montreal Biosphere Museum: Oceans Exhibit

The Rooms: International Canada Postage Stamp Exhibit 

Alt Hotel: 3500 Image Mural

 

Achievements 

Published “Best Seller” Fine Art Photography Book - Lost In Newfoundland

Picture selected for an International Canadian Postage Stamp

Featured on CBC's Land and Sea as Michael travelled to Torngat Mountains National Park

Published in international magazines, newspapers and calendars

 

 Awards

Best Landscape - Canadian Geographic

Canadian Wildlife Photographer of the Year Honour - Canadian Geographic

2nd Place - re: Location - Canadian Geographic

Runner Up - Show Us Your Canada - Canadian Geographic

1st Place - Musée National de la Photographie Desjardins. Mon pays

Gold Medal - Club, Fine Art- Canadian Association For Photographic Art

Silver Medal - Atlantic Zone - Canadian Association For Photographic Art

Bronze Medal - Minimal Manipulation - Canadian Association For Photographic Art

Bronze Medal - Annual Photo Challenge - Canadian Association For Photographic Art

1st Place Merit Award - My Country - Canadian Association For Photographic Art

3rd Place Merit Award - My Country - Canadian Association For Photographic Art

Honourable Mention - Canada - Canadian Association For Photographic Art

Honourable Mention -  My Country - Canadian Association For Photographic Art

Honourable Mention - Fall Open - Canadian Association For Photographic Art

Honourable Mention - Smart Phone - Canadian Association For Photographic Art

Honourable Mention - Landscapes - Photographic Society of America, Worldwide