(Jeanne Mercier is a critic and photo editor since 2005 based between Europe and Africa.)
She is co-founder and editor-in-chief of Afrique in visu platform (2006). www.afriqueinvisu.org, which promotes new practices and forms of dissemination of photography in North and West Africa. Today she divides her time between Afrique in visu and consulting activities for cultural programming in the field of contemporary photographic practices and the issues of professional photographers in Africa. She is currently working on several festivals and exhibitions in Europe and Africa and writes for various photographic journals (The Eye of Photography, Diptyk, Fisheye Lens Culture). She is a nominator of the Pictet Prize, Kyoto Prize, First Book Award, A New Gaze – Vontobel prize for contemporary photography and Jury member of the Prix Cap Prize for Contemporary African Photography.