Roger LeMoynestudied film and Music at Concordia
University in Montreal, toured Canada with a band and worked in film and music
before turning to photography. Since the early 1990’s, he has spent most of his
time documenting the human condition, conflict, human rights issues and
international aid in the Middle East, Africa and Eastern Europe.
His work has appeared in publications
ranging from the magazines Paris Match, Life, Time, Macleans Magazine, Border
Crossings, Canadian Art, COLORS, Geo, l' Actualité to other venues such as
Unicef annual reports, the International Conference on War-Affected
Children, Visa pour l’Image, Contact (Toronto) and Gijon (Spain) photography
festivals. His first book, “Details Obscurs” --a look at the effects of
contemporary conflict on civilians-- was published in 2005.
His images have garnered more than 50
awards internationally, including the Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize in 2007,
the “World Understanding Award” from POYi 2006, The Prix Bayeux Calvados in
2006, the Alexia Grant in 2004, Communication Arts, World Press Photo in 1999
and most recently a grant from the Quebec Arts Council to photograph
gold-mining in the Amazon.
A freelancer his entire career, his
pictures have been distributed by Gamma-Liaison, Getty Images and currently
Redux Pictures of New York.
He lives in Montreal with his wife, a
physician, and their two young children.