Varial CH

Varial CH

Montreal, QC, Canada

About Varial CH

"Varial sees the world with great compassion and intimacy. His work has a universal quality and blends both documentary and portraiture at the same time. Accomplished and clear in his artistic vision, his images are stunning and expressive, as they portray dignity and beauty as well as hardship within the culture he has documented." - Lens Culture Review 2015
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Varial* aka Cédric Houin, is a photographer and filmmaker who has travelled and lived with tribes and remote communities in Afghanistan, Ecuador, Borneo, Guatemala, Salvador, Belize, India, Nepal among others.
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Presented here are some awarded and most iconic images of Varial Collection, selected from several documentary mutli-platform projects.
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Limited Edition of 1 can be create to fit any size requirement on demand.

Education

Supported by Arsenal Contemporary Art Center, Nikon Canada, Mom Industries, Impossible Project, The Québec Government Office in New York, Duggal Visual Solutions, Artnet Auctions.

Events

AWARDS
2015 - ETONNANTS VOYAGEURS Film Fest
Selection and listed as Best of Show
2014 -RENDEZ-VOUS DU CINÉMA QUÉBÉCOIS
Best 1st or 2nd documentary
Photography
2012 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELER
1st Place Winner, World
2012 - PDN ANNUAL - Photo District News - USA
2011 - EXPOSURE - Artist Wanted - USA
2011 - APPLIED ARTS - Canada
2010 LUX - Québec
2010 APPLIED ARTS - 3 Prizes - Canada
2009 LUX - 1 Grand Prize + 4 Prizes - Quebec
2008 LUX - 1 Prize - Québec

Conceptual - Illustration
2010 PDN PIX - Photo District News - USA
2010 LUX - Québec
2010 APPLIED ARTS - 4 Prizes - Canada
2009 CREA - Annual Québec Advertising
2005 FELIX - Best CD sleeve - Quebec Music Awards
2003-04-05 - ONETOP - 7 Prizes + Best of Show 2004 - Quebec

Interactive
2009 - CANNES LIONS - shortlist - World
2009 - APPLIED ARTS INTERACTIVE - Canada
2008 - BOOMERANG - Grand Prize + 1 Prize b2c - Quebec
2008 - FWA - site of the day
2008 WEBBIES - nominee - World

Exhibitions

WAKHAN, AN OTHER AFGHANISTAN
April 2014 - August 2014, Arsenal Contemporary Art, Toronto
WAKHAN, AN OTHER AFGHANISTAN
October 2013 - March 2014, Arsenal Contemporary Art, Montreal
WAKHAN, AN OTHER AFGHANISTAN
January 2013, United Nations, New York
MAN'S ROAD
November 2012, Buddha Bar Gallery Paris
WAKHAN, AN OTHER AFGHANISTAN
May 2012, Milk Gallery, New York
TRACES OF TIME
May 2012 , Impossible Gallery, New York
LOUFOVSKY
April 2010, eXcentris Gallery, Montreal
JOKERS
October 2009, eXcentris Gallery, Montreal