Fred Chartrand retired from the Canadian Press on February 28, 2008. He really did. No he did not. Since February this national award-winning photographer/photo journalist has freelanced for national newspapers, magazines, news agencies and Government of Canada Departments. Fred has also acted as a visual consultant as well as undertaking several special projects including a tour to the Northwest Territories with the Governor-General and a personal photo-essay on cancer and community living in Ontario for the Photosensitive group. For more than thirty-eight years Fred has dedicated his career to the capture storytelling, and reporting of international and national events. From elections in Nicaragua where he shot inside a rebel Contra camp to being one of the few journalists in Iran during the American hostage crisis and the aborted U.S rescue mission, Fred has earned his place in Canadian photo-journalism history. Covering the Gulf War, Olympic Games, G-8 Leaders Summits, Commonwealth Summits, Francophonie Summits, seven federal election campaigns and the terms of seven Prime Ministers, this national newspaper award-winning photographer has been a fixture on Parliament Hill, across the country and around the world as the senior photographer for the Canadian Press.