Gilbert Duclos is a professional photographer since 1975 working with many publishing houses in Canada, United States and Europe. In 1977, he took the first street picture for the series called «Cités». The image represents two white nuns walking in the streets of Montreal.
" Traveling the streets of the world’s major cities for a quarter of a century, Gilbert Duclos has created a singular universe where the represented figure appears more vivid in the photographer’s vision than in real life. Like Doisneau, Cartier-Bresson and Robert Frank before him, Duclos’ street photography constitutes a powerful statement about the importance of artistic expression in the public sphere. Gilbert Duclos authored one of the world’s most important photographs Célèbre inconnue (Famous anonymous) The controversial reception to which brought him international attention in 1998."