Patrice Halley

Canada
BIOGRAPHY

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE
Over 15 years of experience as a Journalist, Photographer and Author
Extensive experience in international contexts
French, Fluent English and Functional Spanish

JOURNALISM
Gathered and analyzed information at local, national and international levels
Selected news and conceived story ideas
Wrote texts, columns and technical articles
Prepared interviews
Organized international logistics for foreign-made reports
Covered different locations with ease while on assignment

COMMUNICATION
Assessed needs and designed internal and external communication tools (visual and written)
Gathered information and collaborated on the production of feature stories, columns, brochures, reports and press releases
Processed information to adapt it to specific media and target audience
Developed written and visual content for web sites
Responded to oral or written requests of information

PHOTOGRAPHY
Searched for subjects, planned reports, obtained and managed project funds
Organized logistics, produced and commercialized photographic production
Supervised a team in of photographers in news production
Took pictures, edited and commercialized international projects from magazine publishers
Prepared and facilitated photo workshops and motivational conferences
Gathered pictures for commercial, corporate and advertising projects

ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Consultant and content producer for television documentary series such as Planet Earth and the Human Planet and other documentaries on Arte, BBC, Discovery Europe, ZDF.
Creator of photo reports for international magazines (with budgets up to $50000)
Marketing (in 15 countries) of words and pictures production, as well as 100000 stock pictures
Author of Sentinels of the Saint-Laurent best seller of 30000 copies and Far North
Supervising the creation of a foreign office and team of photographers to cover Mediterranean Coast and Africa

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Photographer-Journalist
Audubon, Gruner+Jahr (Geo France & Germany), Bayard Group, Canadian Geographic Society, Rogers media, The Globe & Mail, Explore, Groupe Espaces, Paris-Match, Figaro Magazine, National Geographic Society

Commercial Photographer
Applied Communications, Artic & Inuit Adventures, BC Hydro, BMIR, Cossette Communication, Crescent Point Energy, Delta Hotels & Resorts, Linblad Expeditions, Precision Drilling Corp., R.C.R., Shorefast Foundation, Sun Peak resorts, Tourism British Columbia, Tourisme Quebec, Ontario North, Travel Alberta

Author, Keynote Speaker
Les Éditions de l'Homme, Salon-D-Click, Lozeau, Abbotsford Photo Art Seminars, Montreal Camera Club, SPPQ

Consultant/Documentary Content Producer
Canada Wild, The Human Planet BBC (U.K.), Arte Europe, Kaspar Films (Germany), Morgane Productions (France)

Associate Photographer
Photographers/Aspen (USA), GLMR & Assoc. (France), Gamma (France)

Photojournalist, France
VSD (Weekly - 400000 copies) 
Coverage of large sports political and social events, adventure and travel reports, portraiture, Interviews done with Noble Price recipients, artists and Heads of State

Editorial Sales Manager
Photo sales for Presse-Sport (Agency affiliated to the daily L'Équipe, France)

Editor and Photo Sales Manager
Kyrnéa Presse (France)

EDUCATION
Diplôme en technique photographique et arts visuels
(Diploma in Photograph Technique and Visual Arts)
École de la Chambre de commerce et d'industrie de Paris, France
(Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry School)

AWARDS (NON-EXHAUSTIVE LIST)
2008 Nominated for the National Magazine Award
2007 Nominated in a selected group of the 200 best photographers by the renowned Magenta Foundation
2006 Quebec Magazines'Grand Prize for the best extensive report as published in Geographica/L'Actualité
2006 National Magazine Awards (Canada) best event coverage in the High-circulation magazines'category
2005 Quebec Magazines'Grand Prize in the Photo report category
2004 Recipient of a Grand Prize and 6th time winner (2002, 2001, two prizes in 2000, 1999) of a Northern Lights Award for excellence in travel photography
1999 Selected among the world's best photo-journalists to partake in The Eye of Montreal
1998 Lowell Thomas Prize (USA) for excellence in travel journalism

BIBLIOGRAPHY (AS AUTHOR OR PHOTOGRAPHER)
Grand Nord, Éditions de l'Homme, Québec (2003)
Les Sentinelles du Saint-Laurent, Éditions de l'homme, Québec (2002) (best seller)
Montréal Métropole, Éditions Aux Yeux du Monde, Québec (2000)
Minganie, Éditions Sylvain Harvey, Québec (1999)
Arctique Aventure Boréales, Éditions, Barthélémy, France (1991)

PUBLICATIONS AND COLLABORATIONS (NON-EXHAUSTIVE)
Abenteuer & Reisen (Germany) L'Actualité (Canada) Airone (Italy) Animan (Switzerland) Asahi Shimbun (Japan) Bike (USA-Germany) Canadian Geographic (Canada) Courrier International (France) Daily Telegraph (U.K.) Explore, Espaces (Canada) Figaro magazine (France) Financial Post Business (Canada) Focus (U.K. Italy. U.K.), Geo (Germany France) Geo Mundo (Mexico) Grands Reportages (France) La Presse (Canada) Le Monde (France) National Geographic/N.G.Adventure (USA) Outside(USA) Paris-Match (France) Photo Life/Solutions (Canada) Revista Geographica Universal (Brazil) Terra (Germany) Terre sauvage (France) The Globe & Mail (Canada) Sinra (Japan) Sète (Italy) Sunday Telegraph (U.K.) Time (USA)

EXHIBITS
Canadian Arctic, Canada House, London, United Kingdom
Twenty Years of Assignments, Centre 64, Kimberley, British Columbia
Far North, Blow-Up Gallery, Tour de la Bourse, Montreal, Quebec
Le Nord Canadien, Musée Pablo Picasso, Antibes, France
L'oeil du Golf, Complexe Desjardins, Montreal, Quebec
L'oeil de Montréal, Centre d'Histoire de Montreal, Quebec

PASSIONS AND PERSONAL INTERESTS
Aboriginal cultures of the world, high mountain snowboarding, mountain biking, climbing, mountaineering

TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Travels from Arctic tundra to tropical forests. Self-reliant in remote areas, high mountains (CAA level 1) experienced in wilderness locations. Specialist in adventure photography and treks, snowboards, mountain bikes, canoes, sea kayaks, climbs and captures wildlife photography

SOME DESTINATIONS/EXPEDITIONS/CRUISES
Australia, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Canada, (over 20 journeys into the Arctic) Costa-Rica, Cuba, Chili, Greece, Guatemala, India (several journeys) Iceland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Ladakh, Madagascar, Mascarene Islands, Mexico (several journeys) Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Turkey, USA (extensive journeys, up to six months)

- Self supported crossing of Peruvian Southern Andes by mountain-bike
- Self supported trek across Auyuittuq Baffin Island, Nunavut
- Self supported ski traverse of the Flathead mountains British Columbia/Alberta/Montana
- Self supported traverse of Ellesmere Island (Sverdrup pass)
- Self supported sea-kayak expedition on the Winisk River to Hudson Bay
- Self supported river expeditions (canoe) on the Keele, Mountain (T.N.O), Peel and Pelly (Yukon)-
- Self supported sea-kayak expedition Saguenay river
- High mountain snowboarding Purcell's, Kootenay, Rockies, Columbia, Monashees ranges
- Various multi days mountain-biking expeditions in USA, Chili, British Columbia, France, Greece, Guatemala, Nepal, Peru
- Columbia and Snake river cruise with the National Geographic Seabird/Linblad Expeditions
- NOW scientific mission (2 months in the high Arctic aboard the CCGS Pierre Radisson icebreaker)

Personal motto:
"The real voyage of discovery consists, not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes." Marcel Proust

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