Jean-François Bouchard has worked in lens-based visual art since 2003, traveling the world and 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. His projects have been shown at Arsenal Contemporary Art in New York, Montreal, and Toronto. The works are featured in a book published by The Magenta Foundation. Artnet selected the In Guns We Trust exhibition as one of the ‘Must-see shows in NYC” while ArtForum selected his Exile from Babylon exhibition as an “Editor’s Pick” in early 2023.
His photographs have been published in The Washington Post, Stern Magazine, Wired, British Journal of Photography, and many other publications.