My photography is all about making the unnoticed understood. For me the act of creating is about absorbing the process and letting it evolve from within. On my journey of discovery, I use all of my skills, documentary, portrait, landscape and abstract. I believe devoted photographers create from their own reality because in the end, it is the image that solely holds the message.
Without his knowledge, his father entered him in a photography competition hosted by the Montreal newspaper “La Presse” in 1977, and he won first prize. From then on, he began to take a serious interest in photography.
Maurice Henri is an internationally known photographer and has been creating portrait, stock, advertising, commercial and industrial photography professionally since 1988.
He has also participated in many photographic projects, as host & producer of a television series FOTO that aired nationally and received many nominations for excellence in education and arts, he is the founder and director of Cameras for Healing (Africa, Colombia, Haiti and Canada) and he is the founder and director of Photo Moncton International Photography Festival and Co-Founder of FOTOgrafia Dosquebrados Photography Festival in Colombia, South America.
His work has been featured nationally and internationally in magazines, books and during interviews. His clients include advertising agencies, design studios, independent industry professionals, art directors, art buyers, businesses of all varieties, private and corporate buyers and collectors internationally.
Since 1992, his works have been seen in several solo and group exhibitions, in various cultural centers and art galleries, in addition, some of his works are part of a permanent collection to the African American Museum and Center for Education and Applied Arts in New York.
In 2005, he founded Art Quest Photo Tours and Workshops where it organizes various workshops and tours, especially in the provinces of New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and in Canada, the United States, Africa, Peru, Holland, Alaska, Colombia and many other locations.
He is also the recipient of The Order of Moncton, the Rotary International’s Paul Harris Fellowship Award and the YMCA’s International Peace Medallion, in recognition of his efforts.