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Varial Cedric Houin is a photographer, creative director, writer, explorer, seeker and musician. He was born in Paris, lived 10 years Canadian as a multiplateform visual artist, and has been travelling around the planet since 2010 as a nomadic author helping communities and foundations with his photographic, film, design and communication skills and vision.
He has won National Geographic Photo contest in 2012 and has been published by The New York Times, the Smithonian. He has travelled and shoot in Ecuador, Salvador, Belize, Guatemala, Mexico, Tajikistan, India, Afghanistan, Borneo, Malaysia, to document the life and fight of indigenous communities. His personal work on Afghanistan has been exhibited at the United Nations in 2013 and his first movie Wakhan received best documentary prize in Canada.
Single child, with unknown grandfathers, a free spirit traveler pianist grandmother named “Moon,” an intellectual loving mother, a father who worked for 40 years in Africa, South America, and the Pacific, he grew up travelling the world, while studying in Paris. Questioning and exploring realities, driven and attracted by extreme journeys, remote places, tribes and threatened cultures, his approach to documentary is immersive, physical and lyrical, spiritual and psychedelic. Obsessed by untold realities, rare captured moments, simple but novel realities, striving for the sublime, he has put his artistic chops in the service of the planet.
Supported by Arsenal Contemporary Art Center, Nikon Canada, Mom Industries, Impossible Project, The Québec Government Office in New York, Duggal Visual Solutions, Artnet Auctions.
Gallery Representation Arsenal Contemporary Art
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ETONNANTS VOYAGEURS Film Fest - Selection and listed as Best of Show
RENDEZ-VOUS DU CINÉMA QUÉBÉCOIS - Best 1st or 2nd doc 2014
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELER 2012 - 1st Place
PDN ANNUAL 2012 - 1 Prize - Photo District News - USA
EXPOSURE 2011 - 1 Prize - Artist Wanted - USA
APPLIED ARTS 2011 - 1 Prize - Canada
LUX 2010 - 1 Prize - Québec.
APPLIED ARTS 2010 - 3 Prizes - Canada
LUX 2009 - 1 Grand Prize + 4 Prizes - Quebec
LUX 2008 - 1 Prize - Québec
Conceptual - Illustration
PDN PIX 2010 - 1 Prize - Photo District News - USA
LUX 2010 - 1 Prize - Québec.
APPLIED ARTS 2010 - 4 Prizes - Canada
CREA 2009 - 1 Prize - Annual Québec Advertising
FELIX 2005 - Best CD sleeve - Quebec Music Awards.
ONETOP 2003-04-05 - 7 Prizes + Best of Show 2004 - Quebec
CANNES LIONS 2009 - shortlist - World
APPLIED ARTS INTERACTIVE 2009 - 1 Prize - Canada
BOOMERANG 2008 - Grand Prize + 1 Prize b2c - Quebec
FWA - site of the day
WEBBIES 2008 - nominee - world.
CLIENTS Barefoot College, Karuna Schechen, Hutan Project, Smithsonian, Shining Hope Foundation, National Film Board of Canada, Telefilm Canada, Ubisoft, TV5, Fonds Bell, Ubisoft, 7 Fingers, MUTEK, Quebec Council for Media and Arts, the Society for Arts and Technology, Louis Vuitton, Rihanna, Mercedes, Spotify, Philippe Dubuc, Marie St-Pierre, Piknicelectronik, Mutek, Montreal en Lumières, Igloofest,Patrick Watson, GSI Musique AGENCIES Ogilvy, Publicis, CLM-Bbdo,Taxi, Sidlee, Bos, Bluesponge
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