Jean-Félix Fayolle, 33, is a French photographer dedicated to social photography based in Nantes.
He first studies international business and foreign languages. He lives two years in Germany and finishes his license in Mexico in 2007. In San Luis Potosi, he was living in a problematic neighborhood. Getting to know the people living there, he started a photo and video work, focused on the youth in the streets. He often comes back to theses areas and is witness of the violence escalation related to the war against drug traffiking.
Wanting to engage himself in social documentary photography after his studies, he does social volunteer service (Unis-Cité) in Grenoble and then works for the photographer Reza in Paris. He is next in charge of Kouakilariv’ association where he manages social projects with image education workshops, in Nantes and in foreign countries. He co-funds in 2013 the visual artist collective Iris Pictures specialized in social photography and joined next year Vies de Quetzal collective. He becomes member of Studio Hans Lucas in 2017.