Daniel Desmarais worked as a humanitarian photographer and press photographer before moving on to Montreal’s cultural scene. He has worked in Pakistan, Ethiopia and Haiti on behalf of the United Nations. Winner of several prestigious awards, he has been showing his works in various exhibitions in Canada.

After living in Haiti for two years, he recently moved back to Canada and will be showing two exhibitions in Montreal in 2018:

Les yeux du ciel” , who will be exhibited at La Maison de la Culture de Rivière des Prairies this Spring 2018 & sold here at The Print Atelier, consists of a series of aerial photographs of the Haitian territory taken during his helicopter trips in the country. The photos are structured around compositions and textures of the landscapes he has encountered.

“Tout koulè”, who will be shown at La Tohu this Srping 2018 in Montreal, presents a series of photographs of children from the slum of Lalouzi in Port-au-Prince, as part of an activity where children were made up and supervised in a series of games.

“As an artist, I like new experiences, I do not hesitate to dive into new adventures without questioning myself, these cognitive shocks change my view of what surrounds me.” Daniel Desmarais


Awards

2016Photo-journalisme, Applied Art
2016Humanitaire, LUX
2013Poster photography, Applied Art
2011Portrait photography, Applied Art
2011Portrait de l’année, FPJQ
2008Finaliste portrait, FPJQ
2008PDN Top knots
2007Finaliste nouvelle, FPJQ
2001Humanitaire, LUX