Gaspésie Photography Festival includes Exhibits by NMA Winners

The third annual Gaspésie International Photography Festival (Rencontres internationales de la photographie en Gaspésie) is underway in eastern Quebec through September 10, with exhibitions by more than 30 photographers from Canada, the US and Europe.

But next week marks the highlight of the summer event–la Semaine professionnel–with workshops and conferences open to the public, and a chance to interact with many of the featured photographers. Among the participants this year are National Magazine Award-winning conceptual photographer Edward Burtynsky, whose exhibit “Oil” looks quite fascinating.

The festival is organized by former NMA nominee and renowned Quebec photographer Jean-François Bérubé, whose exhibit of portraitures is entitled “Gaspésiennes.”

The festival is promoted by various tourism outfits of Quebec and the Gaspésie region, and is more than a great excuse to sojourn on that beautiful peninsula this summer. Find out more at

Photo courtesy Edward Burtynsky /

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