Gérald Bloncourt was born in Bainet (Haiti) on 4 November 1926.
He is a photographer and painter, as well as the co-founder of the Centre d'Art in Port-au-Prince. This major artist of the 20th and 21st century began his career as a journalist, reporter and photographer, before moving quickly into freelance photojournalism. Bloncourt covered the labour movement, the events of May 1968 and made his name as the first photojournalist in the camps of the Polisario Front, on the Algerian border. He lines up alongside other artists who fought for a cause, turning his art into a means of informing the world about the daily lives of the disadvantaged, and alongside some of the greatest artists of his time. Continuing as he always has done to paint, engrave and experiment with creative processes for printing his photographs, Gérald Bloncourt's art remains extremely popular and sought-after all over the world.