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Photography Residency: 2nd Edition


Photography Residency: 2nd Edition
05-05-2023 6:30 pm - 05-27-2023 6:30 pm
Pierre Léon Gallery Free

Event Description

After having welcomed the Parisian black and white photographer LO KEE in May 2022, Alliance Française Toronto is renewing its photo residency by welcoming the photojournalist and documentary photographer Martin Bertrand. This three-week creative residency will culminate in an exhibition that will be on view in the Alliance Française galleries from May 6 to 27, 2023. 

Martin Bertrand is a photojournalist and documentary photographer who started his career at Agence France Presse and is now represented by Studio Hans Lucas. Through his numerous personal projects, he is particularly interested in youth and geo-environmental issues. The 21st century and the upheavals that accompany it particularly fascinate him. During 2017 and 2018, he led numerous projects in Southeast Asia where he was able to work for seven months. Having as a common thread the mythical Mekong River and its resources, he draws up a great perspective of geo-environmental issues related to development in the Indochinese peninsula (Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand). He is also interested in Vietnamese and Laotian youth through the prism of street sports and urban culture. In 2019, he travels to Hong Kong to cover, among other things, the uprising of the pro-democracy movement, which will earn him a nomination for the Bayeux Prize for War Correspondents in the Young Reporter category.

Martin is also a political photographer covering French politics from the Brittany region, European affairs from Brussels and Dutch politics. In parallel to his projects, Martin also works on commissions from the press, NGOs and private companies. His work is regularly published in the French and international press (Le Monde, Libération, The Washington Post, Le Figaro, Vice, Reporterre, Mr Mondialisation, Fisheye Magazine). 

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Merci and see you soon! 




  • Pedagogical resources and activities are available for field trips.


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Event Date 05-05-2023 6:30 pm
Individual Price Free
Location Pierre Léon Gallery
Categories Exhibitions

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