Roger Charbonneau

Biography - Roger Charbonneau

Dedicated from the start, in the 1970s, to an artistic and socially committed style of documentary photography, Roger Charbonneau became known for his series of photos, such as Working Class Neighborhoods of Montreal, as well as his collective work with the Groupe d'action photographique, which included Gabor Silazi, Claire Beaugrand-Champagne, Michel Campeau, Pierre Gaudard and Serge Laurin. 

It was in this context that he participated in the unforgettable

Disraeli, A human experience in photography, 1972, which was acquired by the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec, in 1999.

Reflecting the influence of August Sanders and Bruce Davidson, he explores the social fabric through portraits and urban landscape, while being especially careful to respect his subjects through whom he seeks to report the ?ordinary? and life as it is ordinarily lived.


Montreal museum of fine arts, The Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec, Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Conseil des Arts de Montréal, Écomusée du Fier monde.

Work in Progress:

 Portraits and Interiors ( 2012- ), Urban Landscapes ( 2012- ) , A Portrait of«Compagnons de Montréal » ( 2015- )


Exhibitions at the gallery

June 27 – August 22, 2015