François Pesant is a Canadian photographer and director of photography who lives in Mexico City and Montreal.
After graduating in Sociology, he chose to explore the world he lives in through images. He worked in India for a year and a half, he covered the aftermaths of the civil war in Sri Lanka and the earthquake in Haiti, among many other projects.
His personal work, inspired by contemporary social issues, examines the dominant power structures by evidencing their consequences. He has published two books and directed two short films, one of which won best short documentary film at the festival Regard. His latest project Tierra Conmovida was selected at the Bienal de Fotografía of Mexico and exhibited at Centro de la Imagen in Mexico City.
He loves to take his real-world visual experience to the projects he works on, in order to bring the visions of the directors and/or clients to life.