Yves Choquette

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I have begin taking photos since I was 11, taking my father’s Brownie Super 27 camera, without his permission, to shoot people throwing stones at soldiers in the street of Montreal, during the 1970 October crisis.
I found out early that I was more attracted by stories than by simply shooting for the sake of it. Unfortunately, I never took it seriously until a friend asked me in the 80’s to take a photographic road trip of him and his band, between Montreal and Chibougamau, to the far north east of Quebec. Since then I have shot different documentaries covering mainly social or humanitarian issues.
What motivates me is helping groups of people suffering from injustice, to gain media attention so their story can be known.

My work has been published in Nunatsiak News, Makivik magazine, Ricochet Media, Magazine L'Actualité, Latitude magazine, The Palestine Telegraph, Reporter SA, Life Force magazine, La Presse, Journal de Montréal, Bayard groups, Center for armaments research as many other newspapers and magazines. 

I also often partnerships with NGO such as Unicef, people in Need, MSF, COVA, Groupe L'Itinéraire, Mira foundation, Fauna Foundation, Global Compassion, the Post War Crisis Center and the St-James Center.

Awards:
- Roma people in Bosnia won the first prize at the Terra Bella Media international contest in Italy in February 2014;
- Honorable mention at MIFA 2014 (Moscow International Foto Awards) for "Ukraine in B&W".
- Honourable mention at MIFA 2015 (Moscow International Foto Awards) for "My life is a bunker"
- Honourable mention at the B&W Spiders Awards 2015 for "Marxsel";
- Won a bursary form the Canadian freelance Fund supporting my work in war zones.

I'm also a Fuji ambassador for Canada.