Jean-François Druz is a French photographer who has been living in Mexico for the past 25 years.
After graduating in civil engineering and business administration in the 80’s, he spent most part of his career abroad, representing multinational companies involved in the sectors of water, energy and environment.
For the past 15 years, he has explored Asian and African continents.
But it’s in Africa where he mostly feels seduced and intrigued by its people, ethnic groups, traditions and culture.
By now, he has explored over 25 African countries, from Angola to Namibia, Mali, Niger, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, South Africa, Botswana, Sudan, etc.
Also many Asian countries including Japan, China, Vietnam, India, Pakistan, etc.
His main interest was historically driven by the first occidental presence of the Portuguese since the 15th century, also by the slavery period between Africa and the new world, and finally by the British and French explorers from the 18th century.
His photographs bring to life emotions from the human condition.
In 2017, he was nominated Official photographer by the Ivory Coast Ambassador who received the Culturas Amigas Prize from the CDMX.
From 2015, his photographs have been exhibited in different museums in Mexico: Biblioteca Vasconcelos, Mexico City; Regional Museums of INAH (Museo de las Culturas CDMX, Tlaxcala, San Luis Potosi), French Alliances (CDMX, Merida, Jalapa, Irapuato, Aguascalientes, Queretaro, San Luis Potosi,…). Club de Industriales (CDMX) among others.
Paris, Mexico 2019