Francis Dorsemaine
Photographic Artist

Francis Dorsemaine


Was born in ​Central France and moved to Paris in 1965. ​After working as a news photographer for 2 years, he started a career in shipping which brought him to Canada 37 years ago​. His work here has also encompassed lumber shipping/trading and later computer software development. The advent of digital photography rekindled his interest in photography and during the last decade, he has perfected his photographic skills and pushed through many boundaries. He retired a year ago and can now spend more time to photograph and post-process his pictures of ​ landscape, travel and street photography.


A Look at Finn Slough – Artist’s Statement

Some people may consider Finn Slough to be an anarchic development and eccentric way of life, but its picturesque, sociological, and historical aspects make it one of the most interesting locations in Richmond.

Established in the 1890s by Finnish fishermen, it has survived and kept its unique and autonomous identity.

The pictures presented here include photographs from a few of my multiple visits to Finn Slough. Every visit is a new experience; the setting comes alive differently with each season. Twice a day water arises and recedes from the slough with the tides bringing new perspectives. The variations of light produced by sunlight and rain also fully alter the look and mood of the area.

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Curriculum Vitae 

Group Exhibits

2018       “separatum imaginibus” Capture 2018, Richmond Art Gallery

2017       Minoru Place Activity Centre

2016       “Beginnings” Gallery 1321, Delta, BC Canada

2016       Art about Finn Slough Show

2016       Minoru Place Activity Centre

2015       Minoru Place Activity Centre

2015       “Interpretations II” Delta Artists Guild, Delta BC Canada

2014       Art about Finn Slough Show

2014       Minoru Place Activity Centre

2013       “Exposed” Firehall Centre for the Arts, Delta BC Canada

2013       Minoru Place Activity Centre

2012       Delta Photo Inspirations, Delta BC Canada

2011       Delta Photo Inspirations, Delta BC Canada

Awards & Honors 

2012       2nd Prize International Food Competition

2011       2nd Prize Canadian Association of Photographic Arts competition

2010       Vancouver Finalist for International Kelby Walk


2011       Cover, Canadian Camera Magazine, Canadian Association of Photographic Arts