Marie Tremblay, Feminist Artist Photographer
I am a Montreal-based humanistic photographer who explores people in their personal, intimate environments.
My work favors glimpses into human encounters, capturing emotion, and letting the unspeakable be seen. It’s always my hope that my approach will allow others to reveal themselves, by creating a connection and understanding before I even press the shutter. In particular, I focus on those individuals on the margins of society and try to deal with more delicate subjects, such as intimacy, and sex.
It was through Géo, a french encyclopedic magazine, to which my parents subscribed, that I experienced my fascination with the world of photography at the age of four. At 19, I left Baie-Comeau for Vancouver where I worked in the film industry as a camera assistant.
The years spent in British Columbia were formative, and the idea of becoming a freelance professional photographer solidified at that time. In 2004 I returned to Quebec where I worked with the collectif Agence Stock Photo in Montreal. Followed by work with Le Devoir, La Presse and several magazines. I covered events including the Montreal International Jazz Festival, Les Francofolies de Montréal and Montréal en lumière.
I am now living and photographing in Montreal, focusing on my personal photography projects.