Olivier Asselin grew up in Eastern Quebec, Canada, where he studied and worked in the IT field before dedicating himself to photography.
He graduated in 2004 from the Western Academy of Photography in Victoria, British Columbia, and spent the following year shooting and writing for newspapers in Western Canada and Morocco.
Currently based out of Dakar, Senegal, he has lived in West and Central Africa since 2005 and continues to shoot throughout the continent for development and humanitarian organizations, as well as commercial or editorial clients.
Olivier has worked on assignment in over 15 countries throughout Africa.
He is fluent in English, French and Spanish and has a working knowledge of Portuguese. He is available for assignments worldwide.
His first book Nwentoma : Visual notes from West Africa, was published in 2007.
Olivier is a member of the Rogue Collective.