Deddeda Stemler's photojournalism career began after she graduated from the Western Academy of Photography’s Photojournalism and Journalism program in Victoria, B.C. She immediately worked at the Medicine Hat News and Victoria Times Colonist. She now freelances for many publications including the New York Times, the Globe and Mail, Canadian Geographic, Canadian Press, and Associated Press. She also shoots travel imagery for several magazines and stock agencies. She loves to travel and explore the world whenever possible.