– to observe quietly
– to consider his subject other than through lenses
– intuition and spontaneity
Martin Beaulieu is a professional freelance documentary photographer. He focuses on human rights issues, remote cultures, health and environment. He has primarily worked on international issues; since then, he pursues more personal and in-depth documentary projects. By telling stories, he aims to testify of the right of all human being to be not victim but actor, in a condition of dignity and self-fulfilment.
Martin covered stories in Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, India, Tibet, China, Nepal, Peru, U.S.A., and Canada.
He had the opportunity to collaborate with numerous humanitarian organizations (Amnisty International, Doctors Without Borders, Red Cross and Canadian International Development Agency - CIDA).
His work has been published by magazines such as Canadian Geographic, LaPresse, Discovery (HK), ID Magazine (US), High Life Magazine (UK), Sunday Time (UK).
Besides exhibitions in Montreal, Toronto, New York and Geneve, his work was awarded in contests such as LUX/CAPIC, Applied Arts Magazine, and Mass media initiative (CIDA).
His work has been exhibited:
2012 WALLED OFF AT THE BORDER, Carleton-sur-mer, Quebec | Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie en Gaspésie
2010/2011 HAITI EXPOSED, Montreal and Quebec province, collective exhibition along with the World Press Photo exhibition.
2004/2006 FROM INDIFFERENCE TO ACTION… TELL ME THE STORY OF AIDS, Montreal, Toronto, New York, Geneva (collaboration with Doctors Without Borders)
2004 OM, Montreal, Ottawa
2002/2003 A THOUSAND RAYS OF SUNLIGHT JUST BEYOND THE CLOUDS, Montreal
2000/2001 TIBETAN CHILDREN: A FUTURE IN EXILE, Montreal
1999 TIBET: BEYOND APPEARANCES, Montreal, (collaboration with Amnesty International)
2011 5th annual photography Masters Cup Award, Honor of distinction in photojournalist category, “2006 Haitian election project”
2011 Applied Arts Photography Awards, “Haiti, reminiscences” and “Portraits up against the wall”
2004 Lux/CAPIC Contest, Photo Reportage Grand Prize, “From indifference to action… Tell me the story of Aids project”
2002 Lux/CAPIC Contest, Portrait, Special mention
2001 Applied Arts Photography Awards, “Tibetan children: A futur in exil project”
2000 Lux/CAPIC Contest, Photo Reportage Grand Prize, “Tibetan children: A futur in exil project”