Jean-Marc Carisse

Photographer, Visual Artist


Who is Jean-Marc Carisse?

Jean-Marc Carisse is an award winning Canadian photojournalist. Jean-Marc Carisse has photographed the political, cultural and social scenes in Ottawa and around the world for over 40 years, including stints as official photographer serving the Prime Minister's Office and as a freelancer. His photographs have appeared on many covers and pages of history and political books, magazines including Time, Paris Match and Maclean's, as well as documentaries and biographies. He's also photographed consecutive Prime Ministers from Diefenbaker to Harper, US Presidents from Ford to Obama and a large number of world leaders. Carisse captured many performers, comedians, singers, artists, actors, icons and heroes, on stage and off, formally and informally, at home and around the world. These include President Nelson Mandela, Bob Dylan, Frank Sinatra, Jerry Lewis, Princesses Diana and Kate, Pope JPII, Queen Elizabeth II, Al Pacino, Rudolf Nureyev, Tom Waits, Fidel Castro, Bob Hope, Yousuf Karsh, the Dalai Lama, and Mother Teresa, to name a few. Past exhibits include: "My Trudeau Years", "The Charter. It’s Ours. It’s Us.", "Chasing The Beat", "On The World Stage", and "Jazz & Blues Seen".

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on July 23, 2013


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