Jamaican-born Phil Carpenter has been a photojournalist for 14 years and is currently a photo and video journalist at The Gazette, a newspaper in Montreal.
He is also a member of the part-time faculty in the Department of Journalism at Concordia University in Montreal, where he earned an undergraduate degree in Communication Studies.
His work has taken him across the globe. Among other international assignments he has covered the aftermath of the genocide on Rwanda, Canadian peacekeeping operations in Bosnia and he was one of the first journalists to arrive in Haiti after the earthquake in 2010.
Phil has been awarded for his work, including two Society of News Design awards for his work on athletes and their injuries, and on breast cancer survivors.
He also served in the Canadian Forces as a reservist for 15 years, and was with the Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada.
As a visual journalist Phil is committed documenting history and the human condition with his images.
Breast Stories; Cancer Survivors Speak Out is his first book.