Roger LeMoyne studied film and Music at Concordia University in Montreal, toured Canada with a band and worked in film and music before turning to photography. Since the early 1990’s, he has spent most of his time documenting the human condition, conflict, human rights issues and international aid in the Middle East, Africa and Eastern Europe.
His work has appeared in publications ranging from the magazines Paris Match, Life, Time and Macleans Magazine to other venues such as Unicef annual reports, the International Conference on War-Affected Children, Visa pour l’Image, Contact (Toronto) and Gijon (Spain) photography festivals. His first book, “Details Obscurs” --a look at the effects of contemporary conflict on civilians-- was published in 2005.
His images have garnered more than 50 awards internationally, including the Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize in 2007, the “World Understanding Award” from POYi 2006, The Prix Bayeux Calvados in 2006, the Alexia Grant in 2004, Communication Arts, World Press Photo in 1999 and most recently a grant from the Quebec Arts Council to photograph gold-mining in the Amazon.
A freelancer his entire career, his pictures have been distributed by Gamma-Liaison, Getty Images and currently Redux Pictures of New York.