J.A. Lamont, M.Sc., November 2022

Jim Lamont is a photographer and custom photographic printmaker who founded PeregrinePrints in 2003, a company dedicated to working with photographers to make fine art quality prints at affordable prices. He has been teaching intermediate and advanced photographic printmaking with the School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa (SPAO) since 2007, and taught a variety of courses with Henry’s from 2004 until 2018. 

Prints of his images are in private and corporate collections across North America and Australia. The Canadian government has purchased hundreds of his images as large prints for display in embassies and consulates around the world. In 2022 the City of Ottawa purchased two of his prints from his Communion series for their permanent collection. Many environmental organizations have used his images and prints in publicity campaigns and as gifts.

In 2022 one of his photographs won The 2022 Natural Landscape Photograph of the Year, tying for first place with a photograph from Philip Jakesch of Austria. Also in 2022 one of his panoramas received a Silver Award in Epson's International Panorama Contest, with a score of 84%, and another received a Bronze Award. In 2021 two of his images received scores over 80% in the International Landscape Photographer of the year Awards.

His primary photographic interest for many years has been the rediscovery of the Sublime in the context of global climate change.


2023** DAZZLED! Images from Iceland   Solo   Atrium Gallery

2022 METAMORPHOSIS: Additions fo the City of Ottawa Art Collection   Group  
              Ottawa City Hall Art Gallery

2020 Cold Smoke   Solo  Exposure Gallery

2019 Arctic Dreams   Solo   Green Door Photo Space

2019 Who do you say I am?    Solo   St. Paul University

2018 In Patagonia   Solo*   Atrium Gallery

2018 Hurricane   2-person   Exposure Gallery

2017 Glacial Flows: Notes for a requiem   Solo*   Trinity Art Gallery

2017 SPAO at CONTACT   Group   Arta Gallery (Toronto)

2016 Home Truths   Solo   Vistek Gallery

2016 Point of View   Group   Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies (Banff)

2015 A Place Apart   Solo*   RedWall Gallery

2010 Spindrift Summits   Solo Trinity   Art Gallery

2004 Parables of Sunlight   Focus   Foyer Gallery

2004 Not for Ambition or Bread   Solo   Ottawa Press Club Gallery

2004 Small Adventures – II    Solo Centrepointe Theatre Gallery

* Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Grant

** re-scheduled several times since 2020 due to COVID; now cancelled


2021 One for the books   RA Photo Club (virtual)

2019 Spirituality and Photography: A personal journey   St. Paul University

2019 The poetry of tonality: Thoughts on black and white photography   RA Photo Club

2019  Slow Photography: Making photographic prints   RA Photo Club

2018 In the storm   Lanark County Camera Club

2018 Views of Italy   World Views, Ottawa

2017 Glacial Flows: Thoughts on glaciers in art   Trinity Art Gallery

 2015   A Place Apart: Some thoughts on mountains, photography, and art   School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa (SPAO)


short writeup in Citizen at end of Bruce Deachman's Local News column (Nov.2022): https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/deachman-tornadoes-wildfires-and-survival-oh-my-algonquin-students-offer-life-saving-tips


"Meet Jim Lamont" by Rielly Riggs, Neighbors of Old Ottawa

Interview by Bruce Deachman of the Citizen, Spotlight (March, 2018)  http://ottawacitizen.com/entertainment/local-arts/spotlight-do-you-have-hope-for-your-children

"Glacier exhibit warns of fading beauty — and rising seas" by CHRISTIAN PAAS-LANG https://cusjc.ca/bootcamp/o-zone/glacier-exhibit-warns-of-fading-beauty-and-rising-seas/

Review of A Place Apart exhibition, by Raymond Aubin in apt613.ca (August, 2015)  https://apt613.ca/a-place-apart-a-photo-exhibition-by-jim-lamont/