Montreal, QC, Canada
Normand Blouin was born in Montreal in 1955. He launched his career as a photojournalist in Haiti in 1988 when the country was under the reign of General Henri Namphy. Over the course of his career, he has covered stories in the former Yugoslavia and in Afghanistan in 1992 and 1993. He was in Armenia in 1994 and Cuba in 1993 as well as in 1998 for the visit of Pope John Paul II. He returned to Haiti in 2000, 2004 and 2010. In 2003, he was AFP's correspondent in Montreal. In 2006, based in Washington, D.C., he became the White House photographer for the New York press agency Polaris. In 2007 and 2008 he worked out of Dakar, Senegal, as a Reuters correspondent. His photos have been published throughout the world, most notably in Time, L'Express, Le Point, The Guardian, The Jerusalem Post as well as a multitude of local and international newspapers.
In January 2010, he covered the Haiti catastrophe. Upon his return, he organised the Haiti Exposed photo exhibition with artist Emmanuel Galland. Since 2013, he has documented the decline of the Middle East's Christians. He recently published the book Lumières d'Afrique with journalist Sophie Langlois.
In May 2015, his work in Cuba has been awarded Applied Arts Magazine's first prize in the Photojournalism Story category.
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Syrian refugee canada
During the month of December 2015 until January 1, 2016, Canada admitted between 5 and 6 thousand Syrian refugees according to a plan to accommodate over 25000. Most of them were delighted to find family and friends despite the Canadian winter cold but some were obviously in shock after having left behind all their lives and end up in a new country with plastic bags as !only luggage. Please visit https://www.flickr.com/photos/normandblouin/
Haïti Rébellion 2004
Haïti Rebellion 2004
In February 2004 an armed group called the Revolutionary Artibonite Resistance Front rebels against President Jean Bertrand Aristide. They attacked the police station and took control of the city they besieged for several weeks. The former Commissioner of Police Guy Philippe became the commander of the group. Cap Haïtien, Saint Marc and Grand Goave fall successively in the following days. The rebels are found on the outskirts of Port au Prince, the intensity is unbearable. On February 29, 2004, US Marines and French paratroopers invest the residence of President Aristide and forced him to exile.
Haïti Oh mon Dieu!
En janvier 2010, un tremblement de terre d’une magnitude de 7,3 frappe Haïti et en particulier Port-au-Prince où le centre-ville est réduit en poussière. Le bilan est de 300 000 morts, 300 000 blessés et 1.2 million de sans abris. Oh mon Dieu, est la phrase que j’ai le plus souvent entendu durant mon reportage.
In January, 2010, an earthquake of a magnitude of 7,3 hits Haiti and particularly Port-au-Prince where the town centre is reduced in dust. The balance sheet is 300 000 deaths, 300 000 injured and 1.2 million of without shelters. Oh my God, is the sentence that I most often heard during my report.