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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 13 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, The National Association of Black Journalists, a national Edward R. Murrow Award, International Photography Awards, The Society for News Design, the Associated Press, The New York Photo Festival, and the Edward J. Meeman Award for environmental reporting.