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Jean-Marc Carisse, is a Canadian photojournalist and author. Carisse had stints as official photographer serving the Prime Minister's Office (Trudeau, Turner and Chrétien) also as a freelance photographer. His photographs have appeared on covers and pages of history and political books (including his own Privileged Access with Trudeau, Turner & Chrétien" Warwick 2000), magazines Time, Paris Match and Maclean's, as well as documentaries and biographies.
Past exhibits include: "My Trudeau Years", "The Charter. It's Ours. It's Us.", "Chasing The Beat", "On The World Stage", and "Jazz & Blues Seen".
He graduated with a BA concentrating in Visual Arts from the University of Ottawa. Carisse has donated approximately 69,000 negatives several years ago to the National Archives of Canada and his P.M. Jean Chrétien collection Fonds (approximately 400,000 negatives) was donated in 2005.
Carisse's first book, a coffee-table photo book titled Privileged Access with Trudeau, Turner and Chrétien, was voted "best political book of the year" by The Hill Times. It contains hundreds of photographs featuring his shadowing of the three prime ministers.
Many of Carisse's photos of Mother Teresa appear inside the 2008 book Remembering Mother Teresa. As well, his photos grace the pages of JEAN CHRÉTIEN, MY YEARS AS PRIME MINISTER, (Random House Canada 2007,) authored by Jean Chrétien as well as JEAN CHRÉTIEN - MY STORIES, MY TIMES (Random House Canada) in 2018. Carisse works as a freelance photographer in Ottawa, ON, Canada.