Frédéric Séguin, documentary photographer born and based in Montreal. His work combines journalistic and artistic approaches and focuses on the effects of time in social issues. He has mainly worked in Nepal during the earthquakes and following years, the Syrian refugee crisis in Europe and Middle East and recently in Tibet. He has collaborated extensively with various NGOs in humanitarian and development project.
His projects were exhibited in Quebec and internationally in photography festivals and exhibitions. His work on Nepal was published in a photo book, Réplique, in March 2018 and the one on the refugee crisis is the subject of a feature-length documentary film to be released in the autumn of 2019. His most recent projects focus on the transformation of identity and geography in Tibet related to the Chinese presence.
He holds a degree in International Affairs from HEC Montréal and a Master's degree in International Development and Humanitarian Action Management from Université Laval. He has also taken part in multiple workshops with established photographers including Sohrab Hura from Magnum, Ron Haviv from VII and Anita Kemkha.
He has recently been elected on the executive committee of News Photographers Association of Canada and is in charge of workshops and education aspects of Canada’s biggest photojournalism festival; Zoom Photo Festival Saguenay.
Member of Hans Lucas.
2019 -“Photojournalism Survival Kit” masterclass with VII photographer Ron Haviv during Chobi Mela festival. Dhaka, Bangladesh.
2018 - Six days masterclass with Anita Khemka; "A day in a life - Kathmandu", Nepal.
2017-2018 - Yearly masterclass with Magnum Photographer Sohrab Hura. Photocircle, Kathmandu, Nepal.
2017 - Three days Masterclass with AFP photographer Philippe Desmazes, Chicoutimi, Canada.
2012 - Press photography workshop with Jacques Nadeau, photographer at newspaper Le Devoir, Université de Montréal. Montréal, Canada.
2018 - International Development Management and Humanitarian Action Master degree, Université Laval, Canada.
2014 - International Business and Sustainable Development Degree, HEC Montréal, Canada.
2019 - I ♥ Nepal; Éditions Sans G, Montreal
2018 - RÉPLIQUE; Éditions Sans G, Montreal
2018 - Zoom Photo Festival Saguenay, Relève Québécoise (for Réplique)
2018 Festival International de Cinéma Francophone en Acadie (FICFA), exhibition of Réplique. Moncton, Canada,
2019 - Le Livart, group exhibition; Le Futur. Montréal
2018 - Centre d’exposition Lethbridge, Bibliothèque du Boisé, Montréal.
Ice Hockey in India
2019 - Maison de la culture de Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal.
2018 - Maison de la culture de l’Ile-des-Sœurs; Centre Elgar, Montréal.
2018 - Zoom Photo Festival Saguenay, Chicoutimi.
2018 - Art Lounge MTL, Montréal.
Smiles in Exile
2016-2018 Presented in 8 Cégeps schools accros Québec
2016 Galerie Langhans, Prague, Czech Republic.
Eyes of Nepal, Saint-Hippolyte Library, Saint-Hippolyte ,Georges Laoun Opticien, Montréal
Freeze-frames of Nepal, with Benoit Aquin and Kiran Ambwani, Gèsu, Montréal, Canada.
2018 Professional Development Grant, Conseil des Arts et Lettres du Québec (CALQ)
2018 Career Development Grant, Art and Cultural activities program, LOJIQ
2018 Shortlisted for the FreeLens Mentor Grant during Zoom Photo Festival
2018 Solidary Exploration Grant for Vietnam, Village Monde
2019 Ressacs, feature documentary movie following my quest to find the Syrian refugees I photographed during the refugee crisis in 2015 two years after. Produced by Casadel Films.
2018 Finalist for the Nouvelles Écritures contest from Freelens organization for the short multimedia piece From Xining to Lhassa