Daily Life

Protest Woman

“My children are missing.” She stands in front of the United States Consulate of Montreal. Demanding Justice. Imploring the United Nations. For her own children, and other people’s. Rape. Abduction. Organ trafficking.   “They replaced my... >>
STREET JANITOR - Photoreport MICHAEL MONNIER

Street Janitor

Montreal’s pockets are full of cigarette butts and all kinds of trash. She’s taking off her big white winter coat. Perched on his wheelchair, Roland is sad to see her in this condition. “My neighborhood, my city is dirty now. I can’t let her ... >>
LOUIS GOBEILLE

TarMan

Walking down the street and saw thick smoke coming out of an alleyway. Terrible machine sounds echoed on the walls of the buildings. How could I not be drawn to this? I talked to a guy standing nearby. I thought he had something to do with this. So ... >>
SEWERAGE MONTREAL Photoreport MICHAEL MONNIER

In the hole

In the hole A foul stench fills the air Under the bustling city A man struggles Strongly anchored to the surface The stream of liquid waste splatters on his body He checks. Scans. Seeks the flaw The one that could blow up the sewerage syste... >>
HOMELESS PRAY MONTREAL Photoreport MICHAEL MONNIER

Homeless Prayer

Curled up in the corner, in the chapel Away from the faithful assembled for mass Engulfed in his silence In his own way, he takes communion Like in a trance His clothes drying slowly Outside, winter bites, still His homelessness takes a br... >>
LOUIS GOBEILLE

Ice Fishing on the Saguenay

No fish will come out of the hole today. They are badly equipped. Exhausted by the half-hour walk on the frozen water. And above all, they dug their hole hundreds of meters away from the channel, where the veterans are fishing, night and day. Five ... >>
PEEK-A-BOO MONTREAL Photoreport MICHAEL MONNIER

Peek-a-Boo

Across the street. Pants at knee level. Fully sloppy. He tries to tidy himself up. On the sidewalk. Belly naked. He runs into the eyes of a curious journalist. Surprised. He winces a childish peek-a-boo. His gravelly voice bounces on Montr... >>