Julie D’Amour-Léger was born in Caraquet, New-Brunswick, in 1963. At the tender age of 12, she discovered her passion for photography and soon learned the principles of the dark room.
She pursued her studies at the Université de Moncton and at Concordia University in Montreal where she graduated with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in 1986. Following graduation, she began her career as a stage photographer, an occupation that enabled her to improve her knowledge of the world of cinema and television.
After twenty-two years in Montreal, she returned to her natal home in 2007, and has lived and worked in Acadie ever since. From her home overlooking the Bay of Caraquet, she immerses herself in the breath and light of the maritime scenery coast.
She now revels in taking pictures of her favorite subjects: the land, water and sky and its birds and animals. With photographs taken from her home, she created two exhibits: From My Window and Crow : BLACK ON WHITE. The photographs for the exhibition Foxyness were taken at the Club Plein Air of Caraquet, where she fell in love with these adorable cubs. These expositions have been presented in New-Brunswick, namely in Caraquet, Moncton, Bouctouche, Fredericton, Miramichi and Saint-John as well as in Gaspé, Quebec. The works of the artist can be found in public and private collections.
At the same time as her professional activities, Julie D’Amour-Léger pursues a range of photographic projects connected to her immediate surroundings. She practices the art of closeness, inspired by the authentic beauty of the scenery around her. Full of poetry, her images are testament to her real affection for the nature of her homeland.