Jesse Winter is an award-winning photographer and writer currently based in Vancouver, British Columbia. He has reported from north of the Arctic Circle to the swamps of Nigeria's Niger Delta. His recent work focuses primarily on social justice, the environment and government accountability stories. His work has appeared in The Guardian, The Toronto Star, The National Post, The Ottawa Citizen, The Winnipeg Free Press, The Yukon News, Up Here Magazine and numerous other publications.
In a past life, Jesse represented Canada on the international stage as a competitive cross-country ski racer, competing at the 2008 Junior and Under 23 World Championships.
As a journalist, Jesse brings the same commitment and drive to telling stories. He is available for freelance work combining both carefully crafted words and images. He is most at home on the road armed with his camera, note pad and a few gallons of coffee.
Hours after CN Rail announced it was shutting down much of its eastern rail networks because of blockades in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs, about a dozen supporters in Port Coquitlam blocked part of a rail line.