Le Naufrage

Charles-Frédérick Ouellet

Shot on the St. Lawrence River aboard a crab boat from Rimouski, this piece belongs to a body of work called Le Naufrage (The Shipwreck), an investigative photographic project that is the result of an alliance between a documentary approach and a historical document.

Fascinated by the St. Lawrence River beyond its simple representation as a navigational channel, the artist created a series that explores the watercourse as an element that unifies the origins and traditions of Quebec communities.

Charles-Frédérick Ouellet’s photographic essay examines the sea as an active element in the way people live along the shore.


Charles-Frédérick Ouellet’s work has been seen in a number of Quebec galleries (VU, REGART, Espace F, etc.), as well as in Scotland and in France. He is represented by the Lacerte art contemporain gallery. He lives and works in Quebec City. Charles-Frédérick Ouellet is the co-founder of the KAHEM collective and has been a member of Studio Hans Lucas since 2015.

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  • Silver halide photography, print on baryta-coated paper, edition of 6 copies, 2015-2020, 2011