About Ken McCurdy Photography

Ken's photographs speak about his passion for photography and the creation of it. He prefers to let each image speak for itself, allowing the uniqueness of each image to connect the viewer with the photographers vision.

His career in photography began in 1987 with NBC News, Burbank, CA, as an ENG Soundman/Photojournalist. He worked through 1988 Winter Olympic Games then accepted a position as Chief Photojournalist with The Penticton Herald, in British Columbia. In 1990 Ken returned to Calgary to work with The Calgary Sun, as a Photojournalist and eventually took over the Advertising/Marketing Photography for the next 16 years.

His partial client list includes Telus, RONA, The Calgary Stampede, ARTUS Reit,  Arcturus, Shane Homes, Mission Homes, Granville Homes, Heritage Pointe Golf Club, Valley Ridge Golf and Country Club, Lynx Ridge Golf Club, Dundee Realty Management, Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts (CRMR), Stampede Roundup, Sotheby's, Calgary Center for the Performing Arts, Theatre Calgary, Francomedia and the City of Calgary.

Ken was one of 12 Photojournalists accepted to National Geographic Magazine's, Assignment Workshop with Chris Johns. He is a contributing photographer for National Geographic Stock and has had his work featured/published by National Geographic and National Geographic Traveler Magazine five times (twice in Jan 2013).

His travels take him to many locations, shooting travel and Fine Art work. Italy has become a favorite destination. Each return trip inspiring new photographs and another reason to return again. Ken is a guide in the Canadian Rockies for hiking, back country camping and snowshoeing trips, allowing him to combine his passion for the outdoors and photography and share them with others. He is also a Volunteer with Banff National Park providing necessary back country trail and wildlife information for the park and is a member of Foothills Search and Rescue.

As a volunteer guide for a large oudoor group Ken has extensive knowledge with hiking in the Canadian Rockies and Kananaskis. His Photo Hikes will bring you face to face with some of the most beautiful scenery and hiddem gems he has encountered and will make sure you arrive at the opportune times. His training includes St, John's Standard First-Aid/CPR-C/AED Certification, Wilderness First-Aid Remote Responder/CPR/AED Certification, Kareilian Bear Shepherding Institute of Canada - Bear Safety Training and AV-1 Avalanche Certification. He recently became certified with Alberta Search and Rescue (Foothills).

All of Ken's Fine Artwork is printed by the artist with great attention to detail and preservation. His fine art works are currently represented by Willow Studios, Canada. The art is printed on 100% acid-free Hahnemuhle Fine Art paper using pigment inks. Properly displayed they have a longevity of over 200 years.