Reuters Loses one of its Best Photographers

by L-Johnson

Reuters is headquartered in London, England and was first started by Paul Julius Reuter in the 1850s as he attempted to speed up news service between Brussels and Berlin.

Photographers and journalists around the world were stunned to learn that Canadian Reuters photographer Shaun Best died June 11th, 2011 at the age of 43. He was well known as a sports photographer, who had a knack for getting incredibly well-timed, candid, vivid shots. He was an award winning photographer who started at the Winnipeg Sun while still in high school, and moved to Montreal to work for Reuters in the mid-1990s. When it came to capturing big moments, he was Reuters’ “go to” guy, and he always delivered.

He’s covered a wide range of big events such as The Masters, the Stanley Cup playoffs, the World Series, the Super Bowl, and the Olympics. He was covering the 2011 Stanley Cup finals, but didn’t make it to game six. As renowned of a sports photographer as he was, he also captured many great shots of news events, capturing moments during the IMF protests and the WTC memorial ceremonies, and capturing politicians such as George W. Bush, Jean Chretien, and Bill Clinton.

Read more:

Images from Late Reuters Photographer Shaun Best | The Globe and Mail

Photographer Shaun Best | The Montreal Gazette

Canadian Photographer Shaun Best Dies | CBC.ca

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