Paul Jolicoeur is what we call a street photographer. He draws his source for his artistic creation from the everyday life in Saint-Louis, Senegal. By integrating himself discreetly within the neighborhood, the photographer captures a multitude of rare moments that will produce photographs of great artistic value. To ensure the spontaneity of the people, the camera has to be patient and very discreet. This is what distinguishes the work of a street photographer in the fact that he is always in motion and that he works constantly in extreme conditions and has no control on the environment he works in compare to a studio photographer for example.
This exhibit is the result of more than 6 years of intensive work. The photographs presented are intended as artistic work to praise Saint-Louis and the people who live there. They were chosen for a variety of reasons: colors, light, characters and the general composition of these elements. These are from 2012 to the present taken on the Île of Saint-Louis and in particular, in the fishing district of Guet NDar. The ones taken in 2016 and 2017 will be particularly honored.
Paul Jolicoeur has been drawing since his young age and has been passionate about photography for over twenty years. Ten exhibits of these photographs have already taken place: two in Senegal in 2014 and 2015, five in Montreal, Toronto, Trois-Rivières, Orford and North Hatley, as well as three in Paris and Venice in 2016 and 2017. Apart from these collective exhibitions in Paris and Venice, the others were solo.
This exhibit is part of the event Objective Photo | Cantons-de-l'Est, a photography exhibit circuit featuring 12 distributors located in five towns in the Eastern Townships.
Opening reception will be held on Sunday the 24th of September at 2 p.m.