As a 15-year member of the Agence Photo Stock photographers’ collective, Caroline Hayeur explores forms of contemporary socialization through the quest for social interaction, emotion and rituality. Her projects, Rituel festif : Portraits de la scène rave à Montréal, Tanz Party and Amalgat — Danse, tradition et autres spiritualités have been featured in renowned publications and presented in Quebec and overseas. Through her exhibition entitled Humanitas to be presented at the Maison de la culture Plateau-Mont-Royal in December 2011, Hayeur catalogues the powerful emotions that punctuate life from birth until death. It was with great pleasure and curiosity that she immersed herself in the depths of the métro for the Tribute to public transit workers of yesterday and today exhibition. Truth is not the focus of her practice—she is not a photo-documentarian, nor is she hitched to any particular medium or contracted work. Behind her quest for universality is her determination to capture the here and now.
Jean-François Leblanc has been a photojournalist and independent press photographer since 1984. In 1987, he founded a collective of renowned photographers, Agence Stock Photo, in Montréal, which is active to this day. A recipient of Canada Council for the Arts grants, his work has been exhibited in Canada and abroad, including in Europe, Mexico and Haiti, as well as in France at the Rencontres Internationales de la Photo d’Arles.
His work has been published in most of Quebec’s major dailies and magazines, as well as internationally in such publications as Le Monde, L'Express, Le Point, Libération, Jeune Afrique, GEO, Photo, Photo-Reporter, Saturday Night, Jazz Time and Canadian Geographic. His clients include Cirque du Soleil, the Montréal International Jazz Festival, Le Devoir, and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).
Jean-Eudes Schurr was a photojournalist in Europe for over 20 years before moving to Montréal in 1992, a new home base from which he continues to work with European newspapers and publishers.
Working for a number of photo agencies, he has produced features from all over the world. His work has been published in GEO, Grands Reportages, Match, VSD, Newsweek, Time, The New York Times and Marie-Claire, to name just a few.
He has been a member of a number of photo collectives since 2003, both in Quebec, where his work has been displayed on McGill College Avenue, and in Ottawa. He was director of photography on many projects including “Montreal Design,” an exhibition presented at Montréal-Trudeau airport, and “Dans les coulisses” or “Les gestes de la Prière”, for the Montréal High Lights Festival.
Jean-Eudes Schurr has published a variety of photographic works and has developed a new feature concept aimed at the corporate world. Jean-Eudes Schurr has a major collection of images on Montréal and Quebec.