Shout-out to: Jacinthe LeBlanc
Versatility in photography
Shout-out to is a new series that I’ll be publishing from time to time to spotlight people whose work I admire.
My photography journey started in December 2013 when my friend, and then-cubicle neighbor at work, photographer Jacinthe LeBlanc, inspired me to purchase my first DSLR camera. Over the following years, Jacinthe was instrumental in my development as a photographer. In fact, Jacinthe has helped many photographers over the years through her tireless work with the Focus Camera Club in Moncton.
From 2016 to 2018, Jacinthe was the co-founder of and a photographer with Groupe SocioFoto. The group produced a series of photo-documentaries titled Du monde de par che nous celebrating residents of Beaubassin-est in southeastern New Brunswick.
Jacinthe was the Moncton Magic’s lead photographer when the team won the National Basketball League of Canada’s 2018-2019 championship.
When the NBL Canada’s 2019-2020 season came to an abrupt end due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Jacinthe embarked on The Quarantine Project that saw her go from photographing towering athletes to capturing alluring scenes featuring miniature figurines. She published original, highly creative images daily for an astounding 500 consecutive days! My favourite is just below.
If you’re located in southeastern New Brunswick, you’re in luck. Many photographs from The Quarantine Project are presently on display, free of charge, at the Shediac Multipurpose Centre’s Corrid’Art gallery until the end of August.
Currently, Jacinthe has expanded her sports-photography services to include youth sports in southeastern New Brunswick.
You can see and learn a lot more about Jacinthe’s work by visiting her website and by following her on Facebook and Instagram. Here are a few more of her images.
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