Jean De Pomereu
14400 Bayeux, France
My professional skills span photography, journalism, and research. Their common denominator is Antarctica.
My many journeys to the Antarctic have included such diverse assignments as the photographic documentation of Lita Albuquerque's 'Stellar Axis', the largest and most ambitious artistic project ever undertaken in Antarctica; accompanying and reporting on the 25th Chinese National Antarctic Research Expedition; and lecturing onboard passenger vessels.
They have also provided me with opportunities to develop a more personal and poetic photographic exploration of Antarctica. This work has been exhibited in galleries and museums internationally, and continues to be regularly published in arts publications and websites.
I have contributed hundreds of articles, reports, interviews, and photographs on polar research and environments to publication platforms such as the scientific website of the International Polar Foundation (www.SciencePoles.org), the European Commission's research and inovation magazine, and a host of other specialist arts and science magazines.
I am also co-editor of high-end photographic projects focusing on the work of early Antarctic photographers such as Herbert Ponting and Frank Hurley. Published in association with the Royal Geographical Society and the Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge, these include the production and distribution of platinum printed portfolios and prints, as well as their exhibition in galleries and institutions.
I hold a PhD in Geography, a Masters in Polar Studies, and am a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. My ongoing research focuses on the cultural and scientific history of ice sheets.
My skills and experiences have provided me with a unique interdisciplinary understanding and appreciation of Antarctic environments, history, exploration, science, literature, and art.
2014 - Lens Culture Exposure Awards