Romain Blanquart (b. 1973, France) is a visual journalist living in Detroit, MI. He studied advertising photography at the Rochester Institute of Technology and for the last 10 years he has been a staff photographer at the Detroit Free Press newspaper. He was named Michigan Photographer of the Year twice and received numerous accolades for his photography and video work from Best of Photojournalism, the Emmy Awards, PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris, International Photography Awards, The Society for News Design, the Associated Press, The New York Photo Festival, and the Edward R. Murrow Award for "Living with Murder" in the online video documentary category. Romain is represented by Giovanna Simonetta in Milan. His work has been published in The New York Times Magazine, Time, Newsweek, Fader, Vanity Fair, The New York Times among other publications.