Boris Spremo

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Boris Spremo
Boris Spremo and Djuradj Vujcic.jpg
Spremo shooting photos at BMO Field
Born(1935-10-20)20 October 1935
DiedAugust 21, 2017(2017-08-21) (aged 81)
Cause of deathComplications from multiple myeloma
OccupationPhotojournalist

Boris Spremo (Serbian Cyrillic: Борис Спремо; October 20, 1935 – August 21, 2017) was a Yugoslavian-born Canadian photojournalist.[1]

Career[change | change source]

Spremo found work with The Globe and Mail, and finished his career with the Toronto Star.[2] The Toronto Star later called him "a legend in the business".[3] Some of his photographs appeared in both Canadian and American magazines. He was known for his collages depicting life in Toronto.[4]

Death[change | change source]

Spremo died of complications of multiple myeloma in Toronto on August 21, 2017 at the age of 81.[5]

Awards[change | change source]

Spremo won many regional and international awards for his work,[6] including being the first Canadian ever to win a World Press Photo award.[2] He was named a member of the Order of Canada in 1997.[3]

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