Benoit Aquin is a contemporary artist whose work is recognized for its formal beauty and documentary style, with attention devoted to detail and composition. His highly informed and articulate work addresses the ever shifting complexities of global concerns ranging from Nicaragua’s pesticide crimes, the melting ice flows in Northern Canada to China’s desertification disaster.
In 2008, Aquin won the inaugural ‘’Prix Pictet’’ for his Chinese Dust Bowl series. His work can be found in the prominent collections of the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Photography, Musée National de Beaux-Arts du Quebec, and the National Archives of Canada, among others.
Aquin is currently working on a project on the world food crisis.