Born in the French South-West, Jean Marc Henry’s career as a photographer took off when he collaborated with American fashion photographers, for fashion houses such as Dior and Balmain. During the sixties, he portrayed countless Parisian and international artists and performed photo assignments in Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan as well as Morocco, Senegal and Mali. After which he settled for a ten year period as a fashion photographer in New York, most notably for the Elite agency. In the big apple, he also captured famous showbiz celebrities as well as unknown but talented musicians.
In the eighties, he stayed in Barcelona and Ibiza from where he brought back photo testimonials of the daily life of the notoriously hard to approach local gipsy community.
Since then, the artist has settled in Brussels, where the city’s diverse and somewhat chaotic architecture, the changing and difficult light, the cultural and social mix give him ample occasions to frame an expressive shot or a puzzling perspective. The “My Brussels” exhibition mirrors this personal perspective of his chosen home town.