Ma Belle (paroisse)
Roloff Beny Scholarship Recipient
Using digital photography, Jennifer Bourque’s Ma Belle (paroisse) blends coastal rural landscapes with lockets of the aging churches that dominate the Acadian communities in southwest Nova Scotia.
By turning the focus to the parishes where many Acadians reassembled after the Deportation (1755-1763), the exhibit traces part of Nova Scotia's French colonization by exploring the historical route of the civic-minded priests who founded them.
Ma Belle is part of the work Bourque completed as a recipient of The Roloff Beny Foundation Photographic Award in Fine Arts, an award that recognizes academic and artistic achievement of students focused on photographic arts.