(January 26, 1927 - August 22, 2006) was a Canadian photographer
. He was best known for taking the photograph of Paul Henderson
celebrating Canada's win over the Soviet Union
at the 1972 Summit Series
Lennon was born in Toronto
. He joined the staff of the Toronto Star
in 1944, where he worked as a messenger boy. His involvement with paper precedes that, as his father and uncle both worked for the paper. He worked in several departments, eventually working as a wire photo receiver. The job gave him an interest in photography, and he set out to learn the craft. He worked freelance for many years, and was one of the first photographers hired by the Star
after they decided to have an in-house photographic staff. Lennon worked for the Star
for 47 years, retiring in 1990.
Lennon's iconic photograph of Paul Henderson won him many awards, including the Canadian Press
Picture of the Year, and a National Newspaper Award. The photograph was a financial bonanza for him as well, since the Star
inadvertently let him have the copyright
for the picture. The photograph has appeared in countless books, and was used as the design for a Royal Canadian Mint
coin and a postage stamp.