Doug Ball

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Doug Ball is a Canadian photojournalist.

Famous photos[edit]

  • Robert Stanfield's fumble.[1] Doug Ball 1974 photo of Conservative Leader/candidate fumbling a football is said to have cost him (and the Conservative Party) the election. The Canadian Press sent the picture across Canada where the photo was played on many front pages.
  • Pierre Trudeau's pirouette.[2] The 1977 photo show Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau doing a pirouette behind an oblivious Queen Elizabeth II at a G7 summit Conference in London, England.[3] This photo is arguably the most famous photo of Trudeau. "The picture, we have been led to believe, expresses his maverick anti-conformism, his democratic disdain for aristocratic pomp."[4]


  1. ^ Fumble photo on CBC website
  2. ^ Pirouette's photo at Stephen Bulger Gallery Archived May 24, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Lynn and Doug Ball, Life on a Press Pass, Wallbridge House Publishing, 2005 p.66
  4. ^ Robert Sibley, Trudeau deconstructed, The Ottawa Citizen, Sunday, June 04, 2006