Jean-François Bouchard has worked in contemporary visual art since 2003, traveling the world seeking out people whose interests and lifestyles are out of the ordinary. His visual focus is generally on marginalized, misunderstood, and often ostracized groups in our Western society. He sees his role as not only that of an activist but also of a witness who communicates the humanity he sees in his subjects. His work has been exhibited in galleries, museums, and festivals in Canada, the United States, and France. In Guns We Trust is Bouchard’s latest body of work was exhibited at Arsenal Contemporary Art in New York and Montreal in 2019. The exhibition has also been selected by Artnet as a “must see” show in New York City (Spring 2019) and featured in The Washington Post and The British Journal of Photography. The Magenta Foundation published a monograph (forward essay by Douglas Coupland) of the works in collaboration with Thames and Hudson.
Jean-François won the prestigious Nannen Prize