Stigmat Photo is a young Photojournalism agency, that was founded in Quebec City in December 2006, by five passionate photographers.
That’s the traditional story, isn’t it.
Well Stigmat goes a step further. All five founders, Maxime Corneau, Renaud Philippe, Larry Rochefort, Philippe Ruel and myself are dedicated globetrotters and socially involved citizens. Our clichés are the witness of our contemporary world. They are taken in a journalistic fashion, but the message they convey represent a conscious involvement of our part in the images’ context and a lucid attempt to communicate their story, may it be sexy or dirty. Some situations are just easier to ignore. Others labeled too complex to dare approaching. Some others are simply striking by their visual impact. Within all this, Stigmat Photo aims for the blatant gap, reporting and covering issues that are challenging to illustrate but crucial to report.