Valérie Jodoin Keaton is an accomplished Canadian photographer, film maker and musician. In 2001, she graduated from the Dawson College Institute of Photography in Montreal. From 2003 to 2007, she toured the world while a member of indie-rock band The Dears and, later, co-founded indie-rock band For Those About To Love while collaborating as a singer for Montreal bands such as Malajube, Sam Roberts, Plaster, Yann Perreau and Dumas.
While on tour, Valérie Jodoin Keaton did an extensive photo series (Backstage) on rock musicians right before and after their performances. Backstage was published as a book in 2009 and contains texts written by Jodoin Keaton, along with fifty intimate photographs of rock musicians. Among them are Beck, Beastie Boys, Smashing Pumpkings, Jack White and Paul McCartney, who hired her on two occasions. Valérie Jodoin Keaton's photo of M.I.A. was selected for the American museum exhibition Who Shot Rock and Roll: A Photographic History from 1955 to the Present, which travelled in major cities across the U.S.A.. Her Backstage portraits are part of the Morrison Hotel Gallery, an elite fine art photography gallery in New York City, which sells legendary rock photographs.
Aside from her love of music and musicians, Valérie Jodoin Keaton finds her inspirations in the human condition, culture and secluded worlds, as shown in her series on The Grey Nuns, blind people and backstage areas. She has shared her experience and knowledge in various photo conferences, on national radio (Radio Canada) as a chronicler and as a photography teacher at Dawson College.
Valérie Jodoin Keaton is represented by fine art galley Morrison Hotel Gallery in New York City.