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Arists in CADPAT II

Creativity in the Canadian Armed Forces

There is incredible talent with the Canadian military’s Imagery Technicians – the in-house experts on photography, video, and design for the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). Located across the country and in deployed operations around the world, Imagery Technicians are the ones capturing heat-of-the-moment action and everyday life. Although mostly serving members of the CAF, there are a small number of civilian photographers as well, working alongside our uniformed members.


In 2016, the Canadian Forces Museum of Aerospace Defence put the call out to the Imagery Technicians for them to submit their favourite photos to showcase their artistic talent with military subjects. The exhibit was extremely popular, and we decided to return to this idea for a second round of amazing photographs.


We were not disappointed – two dozen photographers took the time to explore their bodies of work and send us more than 120 images, the best of which we have selected and displayed here.


These images are of Army, Navy, and Air Force subjects, and are from all over the world. We invite you to view and absorb these photos that share the story of a modern CAF, and the people that make it.


We thank all of the Imagery Technicians who participated, and especially the three posted to 22 Wing/Canadian Forces Base North Bay, who have been a constant support to our museum, and a major part in producing this exhibit.

Please use the slideshow function below to explore the photos selected for “Artists in CADPAT II”. Click to make images fullscreen.


A Canadian Armed Forces Imagery Technician captures video at Šiauliai Air Base, Lithuania during Operation REASSURANCE, in support of NATO Baltic Air Policing Block 36 on August 27, 2014.

Photo: Cpl Kenneth Galbraith, CFJIC/Combat Camera


Master Corporal Kevin McMillan, an imagery technician from Canadian Forces Combat Camera, captures video during TIGEREX 16 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario on May 11, 2016.

Photo: MCpl Jonathan Barrette, Canadian Forces Combat Camera

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