Adrienne Surprenant is currently a nomad photographer. After studies in commercial photography in Montreal, she oriented her practice towards documentary photography. She is now working on long term projects concerning the idea of nation, and identity’s construction in relation to territory, language and religion, in Canada and Somaliland.
Her report on Nicaragua’s project of an interoceanic canal was exhibited at Visa Pour l’Image 2015. She was nominated for the Joop Swart Masterclass 2016. Her photographs were part of the “Festival Collective” group exhibition at Zoom photo festival 2014, and was a speaker at the round table “The beautiful future of photojournalism” the following year.
Her photographs were published on L’Instant Paris Match, El Pais Semanal, le Monde Diplomatique, The Guardian, Globe and Mail, Vice France, La Presse and Le Devoir. Her clients include Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).