Gerwers was invited by Samsung, one of the Worldwide Olympic partners to carry the Olympic Flame on behalf of the international photographic press. He carried the Flame 300 metres as it travelled through the London Boroughs of Lewisham, Bromley, Croydon, Sutton, Merton and Wandsworth, marking the 66th day of the 70-day Olympic Torch Relay.
Gerwers said: “It has been a real honour and a lifetime experience for me to be chosen as a torchbearer for the London 2012 Olympic Games. I am proud to represent the TIPA Association member magazines, as well as the photo and imaging press in general.”
Photo Life is the only Canadian member of TIPA, an independent association made up of 29 photography magazines from Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and North America.