Originally from Reunion Island where he grew up, Jerome Gence discovered the Himalayas at school thanks to traveling lecturers. The Himalayas then becomes his childhood dream. A dream he achieves in 2015 when he arrives in Nepal after more than a year of traveling from Paris. It was along this trip that he took his first photos. In 2016, Jérôme exhibited “The Himalayas” at the Atelier Yann Arthus Bertrand in Paris with the support of Canon France.

Since then, he has been interested about the impact of the Internet and the new technologies in the lives of the people he photographs.Besides his stories, Jérôme works remotely as web analyst for international brands. He has been represented by the Cosmos Photo Agency since 2017.
His mentor is the photographer Eric Valli.
In 2018, his story Livestreamers : Geishas of the Internet has been screened at the 30th edition of Visa pour l’Image, the international festival of photojournalism.
In 2019, his story Virtual Singers: I love a Hologram has been screened at the 31th edition of Visa pour l’Image.

Jerome Gence

"Dinner in Katmandou with a bright young man. Inspiring stories of travels and cultural immersion walking, cycling, hitchhiking through Armenia, Iran, China... Months of solo wanderings and of letting things come. A deep love for the Himalayas and its inhabitants that he approches with a sensitive, sharp and humble eye. Very sincere photos reflecting who Jérôme simply is. An adventurous and artistic complicity, and an instant feeling of a new path together."

— Eric Valli

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