ARTIST'S STATEMENT //
I was born in Québec and identify as French Canadian. I resided there until I began studying in the United States. My French background, language, and culture have always been significant to me. As a child, I learned about the importance of preserving culture as a French minority in English-speaking Canada. This may have sparked my interest in cultures. I have always been intrigued by the diversity, challenges, and resilience of the world, particularly among women. I have traveled to over 100 countries and made multiple visits to many of them.
I hold a Ph.D. in Management from Cornell University in the US. I then taught global marketing at the MIT School of Management and the University of Chicago Business School. However, I found that this academic path did not fulfill me as much as some of my colleagues, who fully embraced it. I took a break to explore other pursuits and began traveling to remote regions such as Ethiopia, Tibet, and Myanmar. That is when my life changed; I discovered my passion.
My interest in photography is closely intertwined with my love for storytelling. After returning from a trip, I have countless tales to share, and images are the perfect medium. I enrolled in classes at a small photography school in Chicago and have attended various workshops, but I also devote a significant amount of time to self-improvement. My goal is to document what I witness and share it with the world. When I come home from a trip, I craft stories around my images and publish them on my website, where I have over 100 posts.
My hope is that by increasing people's knowledge of other cultures and ways of life, they will feel less threatened by them and may even find inspiration, just as I often do. I realize this may be a naive perspective, but I feel privileged every time I learn something new and hope others feel the same way at least some of the time.