Robert L. Peters, CGD, FGDC
Principal, Circle Design Incorporated
Friesens, the printer for Turnstone Press, recently received a 2012 PIA Certificate of Merit in the Art Books category at The Premier Print Award Competition for Mike Grandmaison's Prairie and Beyond.
Mike Grandmaison’s photography has been published worldwide in magazines, calendars and books. With a background in biology, he worked for the Canadian Forest Service in Edmonton and Winnipeg for 20 years. Since he turned to photography full time in 1996, he has published four collections of his natural landscape photography, and he recently opened The Canadian Gallery in Winnipeg. Grandmaison has taught and lectured on photography and conducted nature-focused workshops for many years. He is a member of the Canadian Association of Professional Image Creators (CAPIC), the Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC), the Society of Graphic Designers (SGD), and has received accreditation in “stock” and “nature” from the PPOC. In 2007 he was awarded second prize in the Northern Lights Awards Canada competition for Excellence in Travel Journalism.