Jérôme Bonnet, a photographer born in Lyon, France, shoots personalities from the worlds of cinema, theater, literature, politics, and science. His portraits are found on the pages of Libération, Télérama, Next, Elle, GQ, Madame Figaro, Newsweek, The Financial Times, Io Donna, and Esquire, among others. For the past two years, some of his portrait work has been published in American Photography.
Bonnet received two awards in the 2009 World Press Photo contest, in the Portraits and the Arts and Entertainment categories, and in 2010 he received second prize the Portrait category. For the past three years, Paris Cinema International Film Festival has presented an exhibition of Bonnet’s photographs on front of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France in Paris. Many of these portraits were exhibited at Le French May arts festival in Hong Kong in 2012. A selection of his portraits will be exhibited alongside work by fellow photographers of the Modds agency, in Regards Portrait during the 2012 Le Mois de la Photo exhibition in Paris, organized by Maison Européenne de la Photographie.