I began following a family of Rom. For now, I have concentrate my attention to Sarajevo and around. I want to be part of their way of living. European people I have met so far, for the most of them, really don't have a positive opinion about the Roma or Gypsies like they call them. Most of their complaint is about the fact that they don't work, kids have no education, beg in the streets, try to steal your bag, etc. This is the first part of a long term project.
I was in Ukraine between the 7 and the 20 of May 2014 reporting on the conflict for Nur photo agency but also working on personal projects. I choose some photos that I thought works well in black and white and well represent the situation on the ground.
I began shooting photos at the age of 11, taking my father’s Brownie Super 27 camera to shoot people throwing stones at soldiers in the street of Montreal, during the 1970 October crisis. I found out early that I was lot more attract by story than simply shooting for the sake of it. But I never took it seriously until a friend ask me in fall 1983 to make a photo road trip of him and his band in between Montreal and the city of Chibougamau (far north east of Quebec). The result was a lot more about the band member's emotions, their struggling, joy, fears, etc. Since then, I produce different documentary mainly about social and humanitarian issues. What motivate me, is helping group of people who suffer from injustice to gain media attention so their story can be known.
So I have done photo story mostly for NGO : Groupe L’Itinéraire, St-James center, Canadian Cancer society, Compassion club, MSF, etc.
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