Jean-François Bérubé in Bonaventure and GaspéA native of Causapscal in the Matapedia Valley, Jean-François Bérubé leads a productive career that mixes commercial photography with teaching as well as purely artistic research work.
EXHIBIT: BONUM ITER COMPOSTELLAM (HAVE A GOOD TRIP TO COMPOSTELA)
Jean-Francois Bérubé, Montreal (Québec) | www.jfberube.com
Jean-François Bérubé currently operates a photography studio in Montreal and works on advertising campaigns and brand images for large companies. Since 1983 he has presented his productions at both solo and group exhibits in Québec, elsewhere in Canada and in Europe. His photographs, which have won several prizes from publications, can be found in a number of public and private collections, including those of the Prêt d’œuvres d’art collection of the Musée national des beaux-arts de Québec (Quebec City), the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Musée des beaux-arts de Mont-Saint-Hilaire (Québec), the Musée populaire de la photographie in Drummondville, Québec, the University of Cape Town (South Africa), Brown University (Rhode Island) and the renowned Mayo Clinic (Minnesota).
EXHIBIT AT RENCONTRES: BONUM ITER COMPOSTELLAM (HAVE A GOOD TRIP TO COMPOSTELA)
“Compostela. The simple evocation of the name echoes more than anything else a mythical quest. On the pathways that lead to it the pilgrim makes a commitment, on foot or by bicycle, and the journey becomes the measure of his or her personal and private limitations.
“To commit oneself on these pathways is to suspend the immortality of the present moment.
“In the framework of my residency I set off to encounter landscapes, craftspeople, pilgrims and volunteers that make this pathway a unique place in the world.”
- Jean-François Bérubé