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.

His photo stories have been published in Le FigaroStern, Spiegel, Le Monde, Die Zeit, Polka, 6 mois and published on National Geographic’s website.

Besides his stories, Jérôme works remotely as web analyst for international brands.

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.

In 2020, Gence won the Pierre & Alexandra Boulat 2020 Award for his project “Telework”.
Since November 2020, Jerome Gence is a Canon Ambassador. More info below :


In 2022, Jerome won the National French Library Award for his reportage “Grandir dans la Cour d’écrans” which documents the relationship between kids ands screens : https://commande-photojournalisme.culture.gouv.fr/fr/jerome-gence-les-enfants-connectes-grandir-dans-la-cour-decrans