JEAN TESSIER

Born in France, I’ve lived in Spain and now enjoy a life in New York City.  A self-taught photographer, I am inspired by traditional black-and-white humanist photography, particularly the great masters like Sebastiao Salgado and Raymond Depardon.

Traveling around the globe, I create photo essays that cross art photography with photojournalism. I attach importance to producing an elegant photo —une mise en scène—in a geographical, social and humanistic context, with an emphasis on the latter.  By catching the eyes of another, I seek a moment and a connection—in the humblest way—with the human soul.  Even more, I want these simple shots of everyday life to raise questions.  After my time in the United States, topics related to politics, migration and the diversity of the American Continent—both the North and the South—have gained particular interest.

The personal concept of mise en scène is important to my photographic work. Though I do not take part in the composition of what plays out before me, it's important that, while shooting in a street, I find a balance between the different plans of the scène, looking for harmonies and connections with the lines and the characters who comprise the photograph. In this way, I build a narration that will be interpreted by the future spectator.

Finally, I choose to make primarily black-and-white photographs in order to create a particular relationship between the viewer and the print.  Black-and-white encourages a certain distance from the subject, keeping the meaning of the photo open and fluidI appreciate when the viewer’s eyes are guided subtly and gently through tone and light, allowing each person to slip into her or her interpretation and quietly find their own meaning within.

You also can discover other aspects of my work on this website:

http://balades-photographie.fr

2020

    - October: 1st Photographic Nights of Selma Festival (Selma. USA)

         Screening. Series : "Your Wall. Our Lives"

    - September: Photo Place Galery (Vermont. USA)

         Exhibition. Group Photo Show. 1 pictures. Series: "Tierra Prometida. Mineros de Bolivia".

   - August: Kuala Lumpur Photo Festival (Kuala Lumpur. Indonesia)

        Exhibition. Group Photo Show. 1 pictures. Series: "We could be Heroes. Just for one day".

   

   - July: La Place des Photographes Gallery (Les Rencontres Estivales d'Arles. France)

        Exhibition. 23 pictures. Series: "Shit, Shower and, Shave".

   - March: Festival "Rencontres de la Photo de Villeneuve-sur-Seine" (Villeneuve-sur-Seine. France)

         Exhibition and conference online. 7 pictures. Series: "Blowin' in the Wind"

   - January: Plaxall Gallery (New York. USA)

         Exhibition. 10 pictures. Series: "We could be Heroes. Just for one day (Slab City)"

2019

   - November: Festival "Mediterraneo. Tra Terra e Mare" (Napoli. Italy)

         Exhibition. 12 pictures. Series: "Your Wall. Our Lives"

   - October: Gallery L'Angle Photographies (Hendaye. France)

        Exhibition. 12 pictures. Series: "Me dicen El Migrante"

   - October: Soho Photo Gallery (New York City. USA)

          Exhibition. 9 pictures. Series: "Me dicen El Migrante"

    - July: Festival "Les Nuits Photographiques de Pierrevert" (Pierrevert. France)

          Screening. Series : "Your Wall. Our Lives" 

   - July: Galerie du Hérisson IV (Rencontres de la Photographie d'Arles. Voies Off. France)

        Exhibition. 14 pictures. Series: "Tierra Prometida. Mineros de Bolivia"

   - July:  La Place des Photographes Gallery (Rencontres de la Photographie d'Arles. Voies Off. France)

        Exhibition. 6 pictures. Series : "Blowin'in the Wind"

             Awards : Public Award (organized by La Place des Photographes Gallery and Fujifilm France)

                              Compétence Photo Award (Organized by the French magazine Compétence Photo)

     - June: Chashama Space for Artists Gallery (New York City. USA)

           Exhibition. 12 pictures. Series: "Me dicen El Migrante"

     - June: L'Oeil de la Photographie Magazine (France)

         Online publication. Series : "Day after day. Daily life in a Syrian Refugees Camp (Lebanon)"

    - June: SE Center for Photography (Greenville. USA)

            Exhibition. Group Show : "Abandoned Landscape". 1 pictures. Series: "We're no one but Shadows"

    - March: L'Oeil de la Photographie Magazine (France)

         Online publication. Series : "Your Wall. Our Lives"

    - February: PH21 Gallery (Budapest. Hungary)

      Exhibition. Group Show: "Urban". 1 pictures. Series: "We could be heroes. Just for one day" 

    - February: Tevere Art Gallery (Roma. Italy)

      Exhibition. 6 pictures. Series: "Your Wall. Our Lives"

    - February: Soho Photo Gallery (New York City. USA)

        Exhibition. Solo Show. 14 pictures. Series: "We could be heroes. Just for one day (Slab City)" 

   - January: SE Center for Photography (Greenville. USA)

          Exhibition. Group Photo Show. 2 pictures. Series: "Blowing' in the Wind"

2018

   - December: MC Gallery (New York City. USA)

           Exhibition. Group art show. One pictures: "This is (not) Disneyland" of my series "Your Wall. Our Lives"

   - November: Photomedia - International Biennal of Photographic Art (Skopje. Macedonia)

         Exhibition. 3 pictures. Series: "On the road of the migrants " (México)

           Awards : Grand Prix Award

                        Gold Plate of the City of Skopje

   - October: NiepceBook 9 (Editions Corridor Elephant. France)

          Collective publication (10 photographers). 15 pictures

          Series: "We could be Heroes. Just for one day" (Slab City. California). 

   - September: Le Lac Gelé Gallery (Nîmes. France)

        Exhibition. Group Photo Show. 3 pictures. Series: "This is (not) America". 

   - June: SE Center of Photography Gallery (Greenville. USA)

           Exhibition. Group Photo Show. 1 pictures. Series:  "Jim & Carol. I live in a Trailer Park"

   - May: Soho Photo Gallery (New York City. USA)

           Exhibition. Solo Photo Show. 14 pictures. Series: "Inside Havana"

   - February: Soho Photo Gallery (New York City. USA)

              Exhibition. Solo Photo Show. 14 pictures. Series: "Both Sides - Tijuana/San Diego"

   - January: Black Box Gallery (Portland. USA)

               Exhibition. Group Photo Show. 1 pictures : "Infinity Night (Arizona)"

2017

      - December: SE Center of Photography Gallery (Greenville. USA)

              Exhibition. Group Photo Show. 1 Pictures: "At the Bus Stop (Roots. Haïti)"

       - November: Salon de la Photo 2017 (Paris. France)

              Exhibition. Group photo show. 3 pictures "This is (not) America".

               Selection and organisation by Compétence Photo Magazine (France)

       - October: MC Gallery (New York City. USA)

               Exhibition. Group art show : "Show your World". 1 picture: "Proudly. Women of Haïti"

​       - June: L'Oeil de la Photographie Magazine (France)

                Online publication. Series : "Both Sides. Playas de Tijuana | La Jolla Beach"

       - March: Réponse Photo Magazine (France)

                  Collective publication. 1 pictures: 'US Election Night. Democracy Plaza'

​2016

        - November: Photomedia - International Biennal of Photographic Art (Skopeje. Macedonia)

                 Exhibition. Group photo show. 2 pictures: "Yesterday (New Mexico)" & "On the Beach (Rockaway Beach)"

        - October: Soho Photo Gallery (New York City. USA)

                 Presentation and talk. Series: "Somewhere on the Road (USA 2016)"

         - April: Soho Photo Gallery (New York City. USA)

               Exhibition. Solo Photo Show. 10 pictures. Series: "One Night in New York City"

         

       

2015

        - July: Black Box Gallery (Portland. USA)

                Exhibition. Group Photo Show. 1 pictures: "Les Acrobates (Coney Island)"

                                                            

        - May: Light Never Wait Gallery (Strumica.  Macedonia)

                 Exhibition. Group Photo Show. 1 pictures: "La chica del Taxi - La Habana"

                  

 

2014

        - November: Photomedia - International Biennal of Photographic Art (Skopje. Macedonia)

                 Exhibition. Group Photo Show. 2 pictures: "Le mari de la coiffeuse (Lyon)" & "Platform (London)"

        - September: Cultural Center (Dardilly. France)

                  Exhibition. Solo Photo Show. 10 pictures. Séries: 'Breakfast in America'

        

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