Jean Grothé

I was thirteen years old when I discovered photography in the summer of 1956. From then on, I boldly explored it throughout the following years until family and occupationnal demands took all of my time and energy. It wasn't until the late eighties that I reconnected with my passion and began years of studies. First at the Secteur photographie du Service des activités culturelles de l’Université de Montréal and subsequently at Concordia University Studio Arts Department in Montreal.

In the last twenty years, I deepened and developped my art: that of a poet photographer. Some write poetry with words, I use light. The Czech photographer Joseph Sudek had a profound influence on my evolution.

Until recently, my prefered medium was B&W silver bromide film. In the recent years, with the blooming of the digitals medias, I opened up to color.

My world is infuse with calmness, softness and beauty.

Often exibited, my images have received international recognition and are part of private and public collections.




Profession: psychologist                                                                                    Studies at Université de Montréal : Ph.D. (1970)                                              Occupation: practice of psychotherapy (1969-2009)


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