“It is part of the photographer’s job to see more intensely than most people do. He must have and keep in him something of the receptiveness of the child who looks at the world for the first time or of the traveler who enters a strange country.” — Bill Brandt
Newscast anchor at TVA, Sophie Thibault rubs shoulders with current events, natural disasters and most of humanity’s missteps as she sits at her anchor’s desk and delivers the news on the small screen. A psychology graduate, she has been working in the fields of journalism and communications for 28 years, ever since her debut at TVA. She was obviously influenced by her father who was News Director at Radio Canada, but also through her passion for photography and cameras. “I love the arts, drawing, painting, even if I’m not good at it, which greatly frustrated me in my youth. In contrast, I remember being fascinated by all the images I was able to capture and fix in time on film. Even truer in my teenage years when I could combine camera, video recorder and sound to capture ‘living’ images of current events. Which I today recognize as a direct link to my eventual career choice, but was unaware of at the time.”
By Michel Bois
A Sophie Thibault exhibition ‒ Tanzanie : Retour aux origines.
May 4 – 14, 2017. Galerie Québec Art, 40 Notre-Dame Street, Québec City. 418 692-8200