Christopher Grabowski accepts the 1999 Michener-Deacon Fellowship from His Excellency Roméo LeBlanc, Governor General of Canada. The photo was taken at the Michener Award ceremony held at Rideau Hall, April 19, 1999.
Mr. Grabowski proposes to establish an exhibit of 100 environmentally-influenced photos of British Columbia coast fishing communities. These photos will be used to support features on the threatened coastal fishery. Mr. Grabowski is also a founding member of Narrative 360, a Canadian non-profit association for documentary arts. (His fellowship report and BC coast photo gallery)
The Michener-Deacon fellowship is awarded annually to a deserving recipient and helps to advance education in the field of journalism and serves the public interest through the promotion of values that benefit the community.