DOLORES BREAU

A proud French Acadian raised in Memramcook, New Brunswick, Dolores Breau is largely known for her black and white archival collection, “Portraits of a People,” which has also been made into a book. She has published photography for a variety of books, catalogues and publications.

This Master Photographer has more than 40 years experience and 50 photographic exhibitions under her belt. Dolores Breau has a unique style, backed by elegant and high caliber photography.

She has now diversified her portfolio and is studying an assortment of different media. She has found a real talent in print making.

"Portraits d'un Peuple"

Dolores Breau apporte une contribution unique à la photographie Acadienne et Canadienne. Non seulement elle renvoie aux Acadiens de Memramcook et de l'Acadie tout entière une image d'eux mêmes, mais surtout elle les amène à être l'objet même de ca création, à participer à l'édification de la photographie comme art de création.

Portraits of a People

Dolores Breau’s photographs serve to remind us that in our increasingly complex world of the late twentieth century, there are still communities of men and women whose lives are profoundly rooted in the traditions of family, church, music, and land and yet at the same time completely part of the modern age. Acadians have mastered the arts of preserving, transforming and adapting, and consequently, are very much citizens of our time.

 

Dolores Breau’s work was the first work by an Acadian photographer to be acquired by the National Archives of Canada

-Edward Tompkins

National Archives of Canada

Emery Landry 1, 1981
Emery Landry 1, 1981
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Emery Landry and Josh Breau, 1982
Emery Landry and Josh Breau, 1982
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Josh Breau 2, 1982
Josh Breau 2, 1982
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Josh Breau 3, 1982
Josh Breau 3, 1982
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Johny Breau, 1986
Johny Breau, 1986
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Philippe Brun, 1981
Philippe Brun, 1981
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Willie Leblanc, 1986
Willie Leblanc, 1986
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Gesner Boudreau 1, 1983
Gesner Boudreau 1, 1983
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Gesner Boudreau 3, 1982
Gesner Boudreau 3, 1982
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Marguerite Melanson-Breau, 1987
Marguerite Melanson-Breau, 1987
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Roy Gould, 1982
Roy Gould, 1982
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Yvonne Landry-Dupuis, 1982
Yvonne Landry-Dupuis, 1982
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Jimmy Dupuis 1, 1982
Jimmy Dupuis 1, 1982
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Ida Boudreau 1, 1986
Ida Boudreau 1, 1986
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Ida Boudreau 2, 1986
Ida Boudreau 2, 1986
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Louis Leblanc 2, 1985
Louis Leblanc 2, 1985
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Gérald Belliveau and Rosalie Richard-Belliveau, 1986

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Carrie Boudreau 3, 1986
Carrie Boudreau 3, 1986
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Rosia Léger-Belliveau and Maguite Belliveau, 1983

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Eric Cormier, 1986
Eric Cormier, 1986
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Marguerite Cormier-Belliveau, 1986
Marguerite Cormier-Belliveau, 1986
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Ulysse gaudet, 1986
Ulysse gaudet, 1986
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Iris Chambers-Armour, Gordon Armour and Alfred Landry, 1986

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Claudette Saint-Onge-Gaudet, 1987
Claudette Saint-Onge-Gaudet, 1987
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Gérard Gaudet, 1981
Gérard Gaudet, 1981
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André Landry 2, 1984
André Landry 2, 1984
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Arthur Sonier, 1982
Arthur Sonier, 1982
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