news

April 6, 2017
In the "GALLERY" section, I have just added another sub-section of images under the new "AFRICA 2017" heading, entitled "OUR SUPPORTED CHILDREN". We recently took on six more Ugandan orphaned children, which brings the total number we have been assisting with various necessities (incl. mattresses, blankets, sheet sets, mosquito nets, cooking utensils, dishes, cutlery, clothing, food, etc.) to about 40 children.

Also, we have received word from our friend Ezra that the metal roofing is being installed today on the new Children's Ward at KIDA Hospital. The timbers/rafters were installed last week. When we left Uganda mid-March, the brick walls had just been completed on the new 30'x70' structure, and the roofing materials had been ordered. The construction of this new hospital addition is being funded by Linda and I, along with an additional amount which was graciously donated by several fellow staff members at the Fogo Island Inn.


March 27, 2017
In the coming days I will be adding many photographs to this website, under the new heading of "AFRICA 2017". We have just returned home to Canada from an amazing trip to Africa; we have taken 4,800+ pictures while traveling throughout Uganda. As many of you know, we are actively involved in several ongoing charity projects in this remote region of Western Uganda. But we also made a point of allowing ourselves to enjoy some much-needed leisure time, which included a safari in Murchison Falls National Park, a boat cruise up the Nile River, and a relaxing retreat with our friends Ezra and Marjorie on Bushara Island in scenic Lake Bunyonyi, in the southwestern corner of the country, close to the border of Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo.

Please keep checking back to see more African landscapes, nature/wildlife, and candid portraits, as I slowly sort through the great many images that I have captured since arriving in Entebbe in early February.


April 17, 2013
This morning I was shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of Canada's beloved Rita MacNeil. The world-renown singer-songwriter from Cape Breton died suddenly yesterday from complications following a routine surgery. She was only 68 years old. Rita kindly took the time to contact me last year, after coming across my photography website. She wrote:

"Glen, your photography is truly amazing. Your beautiful east coast images inspire me. Congratulations on your success!
Best Wishes, Rita MacNeil - Big Pond, Nova Scotia"


Her death comes just ten days after we lost another Canadian icon; singer-songwriter "Stompin'" Tom Connors, who died on April 6th, at 77 years of age. Both artists were fiercely patriotic, had sold millions of albums over the length of their careers, and were Members of the Order of Canada.


March 8, 2013
It has been a very long time since I have posted any "news" on this page, due to my ongoing spinal issues which keep me almost continuously bedridden. I have been out with my cameras only twice this winter, but I did manage to capture a few nice images and have posted them in the galleries. I am hoping to get outside more in the coming days, even if I must force myself!

I have just added a 4th DSLR to my arsenal, a new Sony Alpha SLT-A57, and am anxious to give it a thorough testing over the next few weeks. I have purchased a new lens too; a Sony 35mm f/1.8 prime, and have also added two more vintage cameras to my collection, including an immaculate 60 year-old Voigtlander "Perkeo 1" medium format folder, and an equally pristine 1978 Vivitar 35ES rangefinder with a fast (and very sharp!) 40mm f/1.7 lens.

I have made it my goal to shoot at least a couple rolls of film through each of my 26 vintage cameras this year. As most of you know, I collect old rangefinders, SLR's, twin lens reflex, box cameras, medium format folders, etc; some dating back almost a century. All are in mint condition, cosmetically and mechanically. I will be developing the film myself, (health permitting) and scanning the negatives to my computer using an Epson V600 film scanner. Certain types of film are long obsolete, so I am modifying a few of my cameras to accommodate readily available 35mm and 120 roll film.


July 4, 2011
This year's Open House reception at Fogo Gallery will be held on August 10, 2011, from 4:00PM to 7:00PM. Everyone is welcome to stop by for refreshments and live traditional Newfoundland music.


July 1, 2011
This summer's landscape photography exhibit at "Fogo Gallery" is now open to the public. The gallery, which is open daily from 10:00AM - 5:00PM, features many of my framed Fogo Island landscapes and panoramas, as well as a large collection of unframed images which are available for purchase directly from the gallery. It is located in the former United Church, constructed in 1877, in the town of Fogo.


November 30, 2010
I am thrilled that my black and white capture of the newly constructed Fogo Island “long studio” has just been named by Fine Art Photography (Photography.ca) as the highest rated photograph for the month of October, 2010. A special thank-you to those who voted for me, and offered their congratulations and well-wishes; very much appreciated!


July 30, 2010
The Fogo Gallery annual reception is set for Tuesday, August 17, from 4:00PM to 7:00PM. Everyone is welcome to stop in and view my latest photographic exhibit of Fogo Island landscapes and panoramas. Refreshments will be served.


July 9, 2010
Fogo Gallery is now open for the summer season. My newest exhibit of landscapes/seascapes is framed and on display. I will be adding more panoramas in the coming days. Fogo Gallery is open daily from 10:00AM to 5:00PM. Prints can be purchased from the gallery attendant.


April 28, 2010
I am presently busy preparing for my 2010 photographic exhibit, and expect to have everything ready, framed and on display in time for opening day at Fogo Gallery. For those of you who have not yet visited Fogo Gallery, it is located in the old United church on the hill, in the town of Fogo. Opening date and times coming soon.
I will also be selling my prints again this summer from my home in Island Harbour; look for the OPEN sign!


April 22, 2010
I would like to take a minute to thank all who have been supporting my photographic work. I never would have believed that what started out as a mere hobby, my passion for landscape photography, would evolve into what it has become today. It appears that my photographs are gaining popularity all around the world; apparently Newfoundlanders are not the only ones who appreciate this region’s rugged, natural beauty!

Through my photography, I am fortunate to have made many close friendships from around the globe, from all walks of life; all of us sharing a common interest. It is indeed humbling to know that my Fogo Island landscapes are now displayed in so many homes, including those of some well known celebrities; singers, songwriters, artists, authors, even a famous Hollywood actor! I am always a bit startled when I receive a thank-you note or print request from someone I have idolized for years!

I feel it is important to mention again that the proceeds from the sale of my prints go directly to my family’s many ongoing charity projects in Africa, allowing us to continue helping those less fortunate, with our primary focus on Ugandan children who are orphaned as a result of HIV/AIDS.

Thanks again for your continued support, all of the queries and well-wishes concerning my health, and especially your friendship; it means more than you can ever know!


August 10, 2009
My Africa Candid Portraits series is the Featured Photo Essay on the Canadian Geographic website for the next three months.


August 10, 2009
Tomorrow, Tuesday Aug 11th, is the grand opening reception at the new Fogo Gallery, from 4 to 7 PM.


July 16, 2009
One of my Fogo Island landscapes has won first prize in the 6th Sony Exhibition Challenge! I captured the image last winter just steps from my home, and I consider it one of my best b/w photographs to date. The framed print can be seen on display in the new art gallery in the town of Fogo, as part of my inaugural exhibit. A special thank-you to all who voted for my photo; very much appreciated.


July 8, 2009
The new "Fogo Gallery" is now open to the public. This gallery features thirty of my framed Fogo Island landscapes and panoramas, as well as many unframed images which are available for purchase directly from the gallery. It is located in the former United Church, constructed in 1877, in the town of Fogo, on Fogo Island.


June 5, 2009
I am in the final planning stages for a large permanent exhibit of my Fogo Island landscapes and panoramas in a new art gallery in the town of Fogo by the end of June, just in time for the busy summer tourist season. I am presently preparing about thirty framed pieces, as well as hundreds of unframed prints, for the grand opening in about four weeks time.

I have been approached by several people recently and asked if I would be interested in teaching a photography course locally. I would love to start a class at some point, but unfortunately I just don't have enough time right now, and my good days (healthwise) are few and far between. For the past few months I have been giving advanced instruction to over 100 people from around the world via the Internet (email and specialized photography forums) but have recently had to cut back, as it was taking up so much of my time. Some day, when/if things have settled down a little, I would like to teach a class here on Fogo Island, if there are still enough people interested, and if my health allows.


May 26, 2009
Over the past few weeks I have had the pleasure of getting to know Dean Brokop, brother (and manager) of famous singer/songwriter Lisa Brokop, and an important member of the Rick Hansen Foundation. Dean works very closely with the non-profit foundation, and is the chief coordinator for the annual Rick Hansen Fishing Challenge, which brings together business and community leaders from across North America to raise funds to support spinal cord injury and quality of life initiatives through the Rick Hansen Foundation.

I am pleased to report that I am now involved with the Rick Hansen Foundation, and will be working, with Dean Brokop's guidance, to find new ways in which to support the organization. I am donating several of my landscape prints to this year's Fishing Challenge fundraising event. This all came to be after Dean saw my photographic work on this website. We began a correspondence; he learned of my own spinal injury, and I learned of his association with Rick Hansen's organization. I told him I would like to donate some of my work for the latest fundraiser; he thought it would be a fine idea and was very grateful.

I look forward to being part of this well respected foundation. You can learn more about the Rick Hansen Foundation by visiting their website at www.rickhansen.com


Apr 14, 2009
One of my Africa series images has been selected as "photo of the week" by the Canadian Geographic Photo Club.
This special honour goes to an outstanding image uploaded by any Canadian Geographic member. The chief editor examines areas such as exposure, composition, use of colour and light, contrast, clarity, mood, framing, unique perspective - all these elements are to be balanced to produce the most brilliant portrayal.


Mar 30, 2009
Another photograph from my Africa series has been recognized by the chief editor of National Geographic; selected last week as one of the "Daily Dozen" on the magazine's website.


Feb 28, 2009
My photograph of two Ugandan orphans, entitled "Misery", has been selected for publication in an upcoming issue of National Geographic Magazine. Just four days ago this same photograph was chosen by One Exposure, an exclusive gallery showcasing some of the finest photographic images from around the world.
(to go to the image on One Exposure's website, simply click on "One Exposure" under "LINKS")


Feb 6, 2009
You can see my photo essay about Fogo Island at the Canadian Geographic Society website.
(simply click on "Canadian Geographic" under "LINKS" to take you there)


Feb 2, 2009
My African blue-headed lizard photo has won second place in the Digital Photography Review Mini Challenge.