Current position and base (organization, company, etc.)
Freelance photojournalist and writer
After graduating as a Master in Agronomy, Valerian Mazataud becomes a scubadiving instructor and works as a marine biologist in the west indies. He then becomes a science educator for the french NGO Objectif Sciences International. Among other things, he works as the head of a science education centre in Canada and organises numerous sciences camps in France or Japan. From these experiences, he kept a rigorous method, passion and a sharp critical mind.
At age 23, he cycles more than 21.000 km around the world, for a year and half. He presents clown shows in orphenages and schools in around thirty countries. From his adventures he writes a book and realise a movie "Shows from Another World".
Self-made photo-journalist, he now lives in Montreal where he collaborates with local newspapers and magazines(Le Devoir, La Presse, Jobboom, L’Actualité, ZUMA Press, AFP, The Hour, Longueur d’Ondes, Geo Plein Air...)
Specialities & interests
Photo-journalist, with a strong interest in social causes.
I am providing complete feature stories, with text, pictures and videos, for magazines, newspapers and websites.
Based in Montreal, Canada, I've traveled to some 60 countries around the globe.