whose special love is documenting indigenous cultures, has had his work featured
in prestigious publications such as National Geographic, published in
educational curricula and children's books, and used by the United Nations and
numerous other non-profits to
promote humanitarian and cultural projects. After leading 1998’s 3-year,
3000-mile CASKE sea kayak and jungle expedition from which many of these images
come, he founded
Native Planet , a 501(c) 3 charity, to encourage preservation of the threatened lifestyles and cultures he photographs. A member of the American Society of Media Photographers and the founder of AWV, Jean-Philippe speaks fluent French, English, Japanese, Spanish, and Indonesian and is available for assignments worldwide.
The unassimilated, traditional, Mentawai shamans and hunters of the Siberut
rainforest, Indonesia, adopted Jean-Philippe when he lived with them and, to
this day, they remain the closest to his heart. Explore their lifestyle
through his eyes!