Jeanne Mercier is critic and photo editor since 2005 based between Europe and Africa.
She is co-founder and editor-in-chief of Afrique in visu platform (2006). www.afriqueinvisu.org
Formed in History of Art and Photography, In 2005 she realized a thesis on « Les Rencontres Africaines de la Photographie / Bamako Biennal » (LHIVIC-EHESS) and works on new practices and forms of dissemination of photography in North and West Africa. Today she divides her time between Afrique in visu and consulting activities for cultural programming in the field of contemporary photographic practices and the issues of professional photographers in Africa. She is currently working on several festivals and exhibitions in Europe and Africa and writes for various photographic journals (The Eye of Photography, Diptyk, Fisheye Lens Culture).
In 2015, she was curator of the Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie in Fez. In June / July 2016, she was invited by the City of Lisbon and Africa.Cont / EGEAC in curatorial for research/ curatorial residency. In September 2017, she will be one of eight Tunisian curator for the first photographic Festival in Kerkenah. #Kerkenah01. She is nominator for Pictet Price since 2010 and Kyoto Prize and member of the jury of Popcap Prix,Prize for Contemporary African Photography