About Roger Humbert

Born in Nîmes, France, Roger Humbert moved to Toronto, Canada in 1974. In 2013 Roger moved to Simcoe, in Ontario’s Norfolk County.

As a teenager, Roger studied charcoal drawing for 3 years at the École des Beaux Arts in Nîmes. During that time he discovered photography as a mode of artistic expression. In 2002 Roger made the transition from ‘analog’ photography to digital.

While living in Toronto Roger’s work explored the urban world and for several years his main focus was photographing live performance, mostly musicians on stage. Since moving to Simcoe his main focus has shifted to the natural world.

Roger’s work has been exhibited on several occasions. Permanent selections of his photographs are on display at Toronto’s Lula Lounge. Roger received the 2009 photographer of the year award from the Canadian National Jazz Awards. His photographs have been used for CD covers and posters and have appeared in publications such as The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, Macleans, Le Monde, Grammy, Drum!, Toronto Waterfront, Canadian Musician and Photo Life. Roger is a contributor to Getty Images where some of his photographs can be licensed for reproduction. Since 2015 his studio has been included on the annual Norfolk Studio Tour and in 2015 a selection of his work was displayed at the Lighthouse Theatre in Port Dover as part of a group show.