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Benoît Aquin (a Winter 2006 Hot Shot) is having his second solo show at Montreal's Galerie Pangée, opening tonight(!), September 8th. The exhibition,Haïti after the Earthquake, was first shown earlier this summer at the Musée de l'Elysée Lausanne in Switzerland, as part of a series called Les Lauréats du Prix Pictet, which showcased the winners of the prestigious Prix Pictet (which Benoît won in 2008 for his work on the Chinese Dust Bowl).

The upcoming show includes atmospheric and deeply affecting photographs that Benoît took while working as a volunteer in Haïti, shortly after the January 12th disaster. From the show announcement:
Aquin went to Haiti as a volunteer with the CECI (Centre for International Studies and Cooperation) immediately after the earthquake and went back for a second trip four months later.
The photographs in Haïti after the Earthquake bear witness to the human drama that unfolded after the catastrophe. By taking [them] at dusk, Aquin was able to achieve a blue-grey aesthetic in all the photographs.

If you find yourself in Montreal this weekend, make sure you stop by for what is certain to be a stellar—and emotional show. You can also check out more of Benoît's work on his website.

The details:
Haïti after the Earthquake
On view: September 8th to October 11th, 2010.
Opening Reception: September 8th at 6 p.m.
Galerie Pangée
40 St. Paul ouest
Montréal, Québec, Canada H2Y 1Y8.
Open 7 days a week, 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

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