Through my lens: Fatima Saker’s Montréal

All year long, through the changing seasons, Fatima Saker (a.k.a. @fatma_khazala) captures the many moods of Montréal, photographing the people and places that form the fabric of the city she has come to love. A self-taught artist and photographer, Fatima is originally from Tchad in north-central Africa and, for the past 15 years, she has been living in Montréal, the city that won her heart and soul.

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She has always had a passion for photography and painting, finding the beauty in everyday situations: a quiet street, a moment of reflection, the geometry of Montréal’s distinctive architecture. Fatima will often revisit the same places, finding something new each time, gaining a fresh vision and perspective that she translates through her lens.

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Fatima sees photography as a way of communicating without an audible voice, a chance to share the way she sees her city, inviting the viewer to embark on their own voyages of discovery.

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Her work is a rich source of joy and inspiration, and we are delighted to have her take over our Instagram account today. Join her as she sets out to explore the city from Mile End to Old Montréal, from Hochelaga-Maisonneuve to downtown, sampling food, meeting locals and diving in to the rich culture of the city she loves.

Lynn Habel is Editor-in-Chief for Tourisme Montréal.

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