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Photo by Olivier Blouin.

Normand Blouin was born in Montreal in 1955. He launched his career as a photojournalist during the election that followed the departure of François Duavlier (Bébé Doc) in Haiti in 1988. Over the course of his career, he documented stories and the human condition in the former Yougoslavia andAfghanistan (1992), Cuba, Haiti, Armenia, Egypt, Lebanon, Israël and many African countries. He was AFP’s correspondent in Montreal from 2003 to 2006. In 2006 he worked in Washington D.C. as 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 large number of local and international newspapers. 

In January 2010, he covered the consequences of the major earthquake in Haiti. Upon his return, he organized the Haïti Exposed photo exhibition with artist Emmanuel Galland. Since 2013, he has documented the decline of the Christian presence in the Middle East. He recently published the book “Lumières d'Afrique” with journalist Sophie Langlois. 

In May 2015, his work in Cuba was awarded Applied Arts Magazine's first prize in the Photojournalism Story category.