Gaétan Charbonneau   [ Photographer, Fine Artist ]

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I was trained in photography at the Concordia University after a college diploma in graphic communications. My career started with a show at “Le Mois de La photo à Montréal”, and I went on to pursue my photo projects and to exhibit my work in Belgium, England, Hungary, Italy and Spain.

My perspective of the world has always resulted in the kind of images that is well suited for book covers, and my work has been used by some of the major book publishers around the world, ranging from the WALL STREET JOURNAL, THE BCC, FLAMMARION, RANDOM HOUSE, HARPER COLLINS, THE GUARDIAN, NBC UNIVERSAL, CHESKY RECORDS, and PENGUIN CLASSICS among many others. Please click on the BOOK COVERS tab to get an extensive list, under WEB LINKS.


1987 – Group: Premier Festival International de Photographies Actuelles, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

1988 – Group: 7e encan annuel, Centre de Photographies Actuelles Dazibao, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

1989 – Solo: Le Mois de la photo à Montréal, Maison de la culture Côte-des Neiges, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

1989 – Group: Extrèmes, Complexe du Canal Lachine, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

1990 – Solo: Restaurant tête de violon, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

1990 – Group: Destination: Le Temps, Maison du pressoir, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

1990 – Solo: Les Chiroux, Place des Carmes 8, Liège, Belgium.

1992 – Solo: Echoes of a waked dream, Photography at Lansdowne House, Leicester, England.

1993 – Group: Camera Obscura, The Hungarian Museum of Photography, Kecskemét, Hungary.

1994 – Solo: L’Universo in un Framento, Spazio Foto San Fedele, Milan, Italy.

2015 - Solo: Matière à Reflexion, Biblitothèque de Ville Lorraine, Quebec, Canada.

2016 - Solo: Matière à Reflexion 2.0, Cinema du Parc, entrance hall, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.


1986 – First place, Black & White category contest, from the Photographer’s Forum Magazine.