Danielle Barabé-Bussières Photographing the most splendid sceneries
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Danielle was born in a small village in the countryside of Trois-Rivières, Québec and grew up there with her parents and her two siblings. Her first career was with the Canadian Armed Forces as an air traffic controller. She spent a little over five years in the military and was posted to Shearwater, Nova-Scotia. The Maritimes was a place where she could find the most splendid sceneries; she bought her first 35mm camera and gave a first try at photography. After moving to Ottawa in 2007 and having the kids grown up, she could now spend all of her free time in pursuing this passion of photographing our surrounding beautiful regions.
Her artistic influences include Dave Brosha and Steve Perry from Backcountry Gallery.
The Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC) is a diversified group of creative artists dedicated to the highest standards in professional imaging.
Danielle has won the coveted title of Professional Photographers of Canada’s 2020 Photographic Artist of the Year at the PPOC’s 2020 annual competition; a national exhibition celebrating the best of Canadian professional photography. Her image ‘Eyes Of The Night’ in the Animal class won the prestigious Best in Class award, as well as being selected for inclusion in the Professional Photographers of Canada’s 2020 Loan Collection. Her image ‘Sleepy Heads’ received a Judge’s Choice award and was selected for inclusion in the Professional Photographers of Canada’s 2020 Loan Collection.
Danielle was also recipient of the coveted CRAFTSMAN OF PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTS designation at the PPOC’s 2020 annual competition. This prestigious designation is bestowed by the PPOC upon its members whose images accepted into the annual PPOC Image Salon over a number of years are consistently of a high quality and in recognition of the contributions made by them to the Association and to photography in Canada.
Danielle has won the coveted title of Professional Photographers of Canada Ontario Regions 2019 Photographic Artist of the Year at the 2019 annual competition. She also received the Tibor Horvath Award of Excellence, presented to the member with the highest aggregate score attained at the annual competition.