1962 Born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
1983 – 1985 Studied photo with the master photographers Dominique Sudre and Susana Chaurand.
1985-1989 Freelance advertising photographer.
1989 Opens his own photo studio for advertising and fine art photo.
1992 Honorific mention in the Nikon's photo contest issue, at Tokyo, Japan.
1994-2002 Collaboration with museums, magazines and also in many art books.
1997 & 1999 Photographic specialization studies at the "Maine Photographic Workshops."
2001-2003 More photo workshops with master photographers like: Joan Foncuberta, Julio Galindo and others.
1999-2002 Photography teacher at the Panamericana's University.
2002-2004 Elected president of a non-profit association of photography.
2004 Winner of a scholarship at the Vermont Studio Center.
2006-2008 Invitation from the “ Cabanas Cultural Institute” to develop a workshop on Fine
2010-2016 Creating custom photography workshops at my studio.
J. Martinez photographs have been published in newspapers, magazines, books, calendars, annuals, and brochures.
Magazines ( Selection ):
MÉXICO: Foto Zoom, Cuarto Obscuro, Casas y Gentes, Centauro, Mexico Desconocido, Artes de Mexico, Escala, Arquitectura & Diseño Internacional, GDL Desing.
U.S.A: American Photography, Mountain Bike Action
COSTA RICA: Sociedad Protectora de los Animales.
JAPAN: The Nikon P.C.I Brochure.
Art and industrial books :
“The singing land ” 1993, "More and better water" 1994 “Rainbow of dreams”, 1995, “Drinking from a generous land”, 1996, “Heritage for the human kind in Mexico" 1997, “Coca Cola's plant at Tecoman” 1998, ” Natura Mexicana”, 2000, “The book of times” 2001, Jalisco en la mira de sus fótografos 2015
Exhibitions ( Selection ):
1983-1997 Twelve exhibitions (collective and individual) all over México.
1997 Individual exhibition at the "Regional Museum" of Guadalajara called "Elements".
1998 Collective one at the city of Oaxaca. Called "Search and meetings" Nude Photography.
1999 Collective one at Guadalajara's underground gallery Called "Crashes & encounters".
Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, Mexico
2000 Individual exhibition at the "City Museum" of Guadalajara called "The subconscious world”.
2000 Individual one at the "Latin American Institute" of Berlin called "The art of the faith and death in Mexico".
2001 / 2003 Three different collective exhibitions at the "Museum of the Journalist" , Guadalajara, Mexico.
2003 Individual exhibition at the "Cabañas Art Institute" of Guadalajara called "A walk by Hippocrates’ kitchen".
2004 2004 Individual one at the "VSC" Johnson"s Vermont.
2005 2005 Individual exhibition at the “Photography is art gallery” at Fredericksburg, Texas.
2005 Collective exhibition at the gallery “Wilfredo Lam” at la Habana, Cuba.
2006 Exhibition at the “Photography 414 gallery at Fredericksburg, Texas.
2005 Collective exhibition at the “Escorza’s House” in Guadalajara.
2005-2007 Participation at the Aella photo festival in Paris France,
2008 Second participation at the Fotofest, portfolio review.
2009 Individual exhibition at the MAZ (Museum of the arts of Zapopan) called “My house has wings”.
2009 Individual exhibition at the Las Pozas, Xilitla , inaugurated by Doña Margarita Zavala, our ex-First Lady.
2011 Collective exhibition at Tonala, Jalisco.
2012 Collective exhibition at the Municipal Archive of Zapopan
2013 Collective exhibition “The Story of the Creative.” New York USA.
2014 Collective exhibition Times Square. New York USA.
2015 Selected by See/Me to present a picture in the Louvre Museum in Paris France.
2016 Honrific mention at Tokyo Japan by the TIFA(Tokyo International Foto Awards)