About Founder

Photojournalist, Social Media, Web and Communications Specialist

12642477_10206571566501313_8460013597542401348_nWadner Pierre is  an award-winning and trilingual  photojournalist, founder  of Wadner’s Photo  & Communications, and UnlessWeCare.org. He was born in St. Marc,  a beautiful southern town located in the Artibonite Department of Haiti.

In July 2006, his career in photojournalism begun with a Kodak 4.0 pixel. he started writing short articles in English about the persistently political persecution against the people in  Cite Soleil—  known as one of the largest slums in the Western Hemisphere. Those acts were frequently ignored in national and international media, and as a result encouraged me to work harder to expose the truth.  I published articles in  English and French. Wadner’s photojournalist work in the past several years has been published amongst the world’s professional photojournalists.

Throughout his career human rights and social justice have been the center of his work, and Wadner said that they will remain the center of his work  for as long as he shall live. He has contributed hundreds of articles and thousands of pictures to change the socio-political and social justice in Haiti. His work is featured in many national and international outlets  such as Inter Press Service-North America or IPS, Aljazeera English, Gambit, a New Orleans-based weekly newspapers, and his photographs also featured in the book On that Day Everybody Ate authored by Margaret Trost. Wadner was also Political Commentator for  Aljazeera English during the 2010 general elections in Haiti.

Many people say that one’s profession often finds them, if this is true, Wadner was not found by accident; his profession is a calling.  His passion for journalism and photography was influenced by many people and events in his life; one of those many people that impacted his career was the man he called his adoptive father,  Reverend Gerard Jean-Juste.  Wadner co-hosted a Saturday radio show  with Rev. Jean-Just for nearly 9 years to connect the Haitians who live abroad to those in Haiti.

Wadner said, he has  no doubt that, today, being a photojournalist is the right profession for him.  Over  500 years ago, Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits said,  “Go forth and set the world on fire.” For him, this means, use your knowledge to bring peace, justice into the world.  He said, “His camera and his writings will be used to tell the truth, and only the truth.”

Wadner attended Loyola University New Orleans to pursue his dream of becoming a renowned photojournalist. There, he studied mass communications with a focus on photojournalism.

During his undergraduate studies at Loyola University, he occupied many leadership positions at the university student newspaper, The Maroon, and the Wolf magazine as multimedia editor, photo editor, managing photo editor, writer and senior staff photographer. The Maroon ranks one of the top  student newspapers in the United States. Among Wadner’s many accolades, in 2013, he received the 2013 Loyola School of Mass Communication Outstanding Photojournalist Award for being the most excellent photojournalist student at the school; he won the 2012 Society of Professional Journalism Region 12, first place for Feature Photography Award in the category small college.

His passion for photojournalism, social justice and global affairs continues to be influenced by his professional and educational experiences. In 2015, he received his Master of Science in International Relations from University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK,  with a focus on International  Security and Human Development to further his knowledge in global politics.

Photojournalist defines the man he is and the man he will be. He always  believes a better world is possible with good journalistic works, and that is why him and other passionate photojournalists around the world have longed in this journey, looking for truth and using their cameras and writings to change the world.

Wadner Pierre has a background in foreign affairs. He participated at many international workshops on diplomacy and global affairs. He received two certificates from London-based think tank Global Diplomatic Forum (GDF), he is a contributing writer for the GDF blog, Diplomatic Digest and active contributor to GDF social media platforms.

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  1. Hi,

    I wanted to see if you might be free to join us via webcam today at 4:30 pm ET. In the wake of Peggy Hubbard’s viral video and Ben Carson’s comments on #BlackLivesMatter, Zerlina Maxwell will be leading a conversation about the generational gap and respectability politics highlighted by those incidents and whether #BlackLivesMatter can/should be working to gain broader support by expanding their scope.

    We have our guests join via webcam using Google Hangout (very easy to setup/use, and I can help with all). Please contact me at your earliest convenience, and I’d be happy to provide additional details. Feel free to call me on my cell 718.594.2941 as well.

    Thanks,
    Melissa Montanez

    MELISSA MONTANEZ
    AOL HUFFINGTON POST MEDIA GROUP

    HUFFPOST LIVE
    770 BROADWAY- 4TH FL
    NEW YORK, NY 10003
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