Jean’s photographic work has been focussing Antarctica since 2003. He is fascinated by the frozen continent’s barren topography and distilled aesthetics so has journeyed there on numerous occasions as a member of different artistic and scientific expeditions. Photographs from his expanding body of Antarctic work have been exhibited in galleries and museums in France, Belgium, Spain, the UK, the US, China and New Zealand.
In December 2006, he was the official photographer for Lita Albuquerque’s Stellar Axis Antarctica: the largest and most ambitious arts project ever undertaken about Antarctica. Between 2008-09, under the context of the 4th International Polar Year, he became the first foreigner to accompany a Chinese National Antarctic Research Expedition.
Jean holds a Masters degree from the Scott Polar Research Institute, at the University of Cambridge. He also lectures on the visual interpretation of Antarctica, he is also involved in editorial projects focusing on early Antarctic photography, and contributes to reports and interviews on the subject of polar research for the International Polar Foundation and the printed press.