The Right Honourable Stephen Joseph Harper
Object name: photograph
Artist: Jason Ransom
Date: June 2006
Medium: Digital image
Credit: Jason Ransom, Prime Minister’s Office
This official photograph of Prime Minister Stephen Joseph Harper was taken in June 2006 in his official residence at 24 Sussex Drive, Ottawa. Harper is shown in his office wearing a lapel pin featuring the Canadian flag, an element often seen in photographs of him.
Jason Ransom, the photographer, was raised in London, Ontario. He graduated from the photography program at Fanshawe College in 1994. He is an award-winning photojournalist who has travelled extensively. Ransom was named the Prime Minister’s official photographer in February 2006.