ageorg Anne Georg

I’ve been a journalist and photographer for over three decades, working primarily in print, radio, video and online. I’ve published stories and photos in local and national publications.
I corresponded from Nicaragua for radio and print in the late 1980s. In the 1990s I made documentaries for CBC Radio’s flagship documentary program, Sunday Morning, among other local, regional and national programs. I also contributed to Radio Canada International.
Much of my print work has appeared in the Calgary Herald, a publication of the Postmedia Network’s chain of newspapers across Canada. I’ve also published in local, provincial and national newspapers and magazines on business, the arts, oil and gas, Aboriginal issues, health, education, science and technology, travel and social issues, among others.
I accompany many of my stories with photographs. I have among my substantial archives images of Mother Teresa, which I captured during her visit to St. Paul, Alberta, in 1982. I also have photos and slides of my time in Nicaragua; and images from my travels in Europe, North Africa, Mexico, South America, Central America and North America.

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Mother Teresa's Visit to Canada
Saint Paul, AB, Canada
By Anne Georg
23 Jun 1982

On June 25, 1982, Mother Teresa visited St. Paul, Alberta, to receive a gift from the community — money to build a leper colony in India. The day was hot and sunny. Hundreds of people from St. Paul and the region thronged to the Landing Pad to see the iconic Sister accept the gift the people had bestowed on her. Premier Peter Lougheed was on the pad with Mother Teresa, as were representatives from Saddle Lake and other officials. A parade ensued. It was led by Mother Teresa who was in the passenger seat of a jeep, followed by crowds of her admirers and supporters. Residents of the seniors’ lodge, who couldn’t walk to the event, lined the curb outside of the lodge to watch the parade roll by. Whenever she stopped, she went among the people, meeting and exchanging a few words with the adults and chatting with children, who were clearly in awe of her presence. A children’s choir sang.

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Partying with Bolivian President Evo ...
Oruro, Bolivia
By Anne Georg
17 Feb 2007

Once a year, Oruro, a moth-coloured mining town on the Andean altiplano, emerges from its drab cocoon as an extravagant butterfly. Fueled by the sacred coca leaf, dancers and musicians parade along a 4km route in the 20-hour homage to the devil. Then they fall to their knees and crawl into the cathedral to worship the Virgin and receive blessings from the priest. From bleachers lining the streets, tens of thousands of spectators from all over Bolivia celebrate this spiritual procession by randomly hurling water bombs as hard as they can. They also spray foam from pressurized canisters, often on purpose, directly into the faces of their victims. After all, it’s easier to rob someone blinded by stinging foam. Bolivia’s Vice President, Álvaro Garcia Linera, and President Evo Morales chose foam as their weapon of choice. A bodyguard takes snapshots as the president and his top official spray each other amidst roars of laughter. Meanwhile, dancers and brass bands careen by in a kaleidoscopic clash of bodies, colors and sounds.

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Alberta Citizens Fight to Keep Center...
Red Deer, Alberta
By Anne Georg
02 Jan 2014

Alberta’s most vulnerable citizens, the elderly who have severe developmental disabilities, are being forced out of their long-time home, Red Deer’s Michener Centre. That’s because the Alberta government has broken a promise made to them and their families, to keep Michener open. This video looks at Michener Centre and the people who are fighting on behalf of their loved ones and their community, to keep Michener open.

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Mother Teresa Blesses the Children
St Paul, Alberta,Canada
By Anne Georg
23 Jun 1982

Mother Teresa was generous, chatting with children, who were clearly in awe of her presence.

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Children's Choir Serenades Mother Teresa
St Paul, Alberta,Canada
By Anne Georg
23 Jun 1982

A children's choir sang sweetly to honor Mother Teresa's visit.

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Seniors Sit in the Sun to Greet Mothe...
St Paul, Alberta,Canada
By Anne Georg
23 Jun 1982

Residents of the seniors’ lodge, who couldn’t walk to the event, lined the curb outside of the lodge to watch Mother Teresa's entourage roll by.

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Mother Teresa Greets People in the Crowd
St Paul, Alberta,Canada
By Anne Georg
23 Jun 1982

Whenever she stopped, she went among the people, meeting and exchanging a few words.

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Mother Teresa Prays with Humility at ...
St Paul, Alberta,Canada
By Anne Georg
23 Jun 1982

The amount of the gift was significant and Mother Teresa was humbled by the generosity of the people of St. Paul, Alberta.

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Hands of Mother Teresa
Saint Paul, AB
By Anne Georg
23 Jun 1982

"Give of your hands to serve and your heart to love." ~ Mother Teresa

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The Feet of Mother Teresa
St Paul, Alberta,Canada
By Anne Georg
23 Jun 1982

"Love has a hem to her garment that reaches the very dust. It sweeps the streets and lanes, and because it can, it must." ~ Mother Teresa

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Mt, lougheed, priest
St Paul, Alberta,Canada
By Anne Georg
23 Jun 1982

Premier of Alberta, Peter Lougheed, attended the important event, as did the Chief of the Saddle Lake First Nation and religious leaders in the region.

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Mother Teresa Attracts Hundreds of Ci...
St Paul, Alberta,Canada
By Anne Georg
23 Jun 1982

The day was hot and sunny. Hundreds of people from St. Paul and the region thronged to see the iconic Sister accept the gift the people had bestowed on her. A parade ensued. It was led by Mother Teresa who was in the passenger seat of a jeep, followed by crowds of her admirers and supporters.

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Mother Teresa Thanks People of St. Pa...
St Paul, Alberta,Canada
By Anne Georg
23 Jun 1982

On June 25, 1982, Mother Teresa visited St. Paul, Alberta, to receive a $925,000 gift from the community — money to build a leper colony in India.

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Party with Evo Morales 10
Oruro, Bolivia
By Anne Georg
17 Feb 2007

The mayhem continues with no regard to presidential safety - and no incidents are reported. The spectacle remains one of the most sensational in the world.

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Party with Evo Morales 08
Oruro, Bolivia
By Anne Georg
17 Feb 2007

From bleachers lining the streets, tens of thousands of spectators from all over Bolivia celebrate the spiritual procession by randomly hurling water bombs as hard as they can. Alternatively, they spray foam from pressurized canisters, often on purpose, directly into the faces of their victims. After all, it’s easier to rob someone blinded by stinging foam.

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Party with Evo Morales 09
Oruro, Bolivia
By Anne Georg
17 Feb 2007

Bolivia’s Vice President, Álvaro Garcia Linera, and President Evo Morales chose foam as their weapon of choice.

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Party with Evo Morales 07
Oruro, Bolivia
By Anne Georg
17 Feb 2007

Even President Evo Morales attends the traditional event, underlining its cultural importance to indigenous Bolivians.

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Party with Evo Morales 06
Oruro, Bolivia
By Anne Georg
17 Feb 2007

Dancers and brass bands careen by in a kaleidoscopic clash of bodies, colors and sounds.

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Party with Evo Morales 04
Oruro, Bolivia
By Anne Georg
17 Feb 2007

Fueled by the sacred coca leaf, dancers and musicians surge along a 4km parade route in the 20-hour-long homage to the devil. Then, they fall to their knees and crawl into the cathedral to worship the Virgin and receive blessings from a priest.

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Party with Evo Morales 05
Oruro, Bolivia
By Anne Georg
17 Feb 2007

This tradition springs from the darkness of the indigenous miners’ underground gods in contrast to Catholicism’s virginal icon.

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Party with Evo Morales 03
Oruro, Bolivia
By Anne Georg
17 Feb 2007

The dancers' costumes can weigh as much as four kilograms and are created afresh each year.

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Party with Evo Morales 02
Oruro, Bolivia
By Anne Georg
17 Feb 2007

The Diablada, as the Carnaval of Oruro is known, rivals that of Rio de Janeiro. Dancers don elaborate costumes and compete as they whirl and twirl along the parade route during this 20-hour spectacle of colour.

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Party with Evo Morales 01
Oruro, Bolivia
By Anne Georg
17 Feb 2007

Once a year, Oruro, a moth-coloured mining town on the Andean altiplano, emerges from its drab cocoon as an extravagant butterfly.