About

LEO JOLLY

VISUAL ARTIST & REPORTER

I grew up in Terrasson of France. After completing my Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture and Agriculture, my work is a combination of an anthropology, geographical and visual art approaches. I believe local economy is the key to improve society. By documenting the impact of globalization on the most isolated communities in the world, I want to increase consumer awareness about the importance of local agriculture and food. By paying, we choose the world that we want! Let’s take the good one!


PROMOTING LOCAL ECONOMY TO PROTECT ANCESTRAL COMMUNITIES

By the use of both photography and painting, I wish to portray the visible and invisible world of the cultural heritage of the community:
– Photography captures the visible world – the private and public daily life of community;
– Painting depicts the invisible world –the spiritual cultural heritage or the link between people.


MAKING ART ACCESSIBLE TO REMOVED COMMUNITIES

Learning drawing is a chance that everybody should have. It is not only about “beauty” or “picture” but mainly about personal development. You learn how to observe the environment and understand your body. I am, therefore, teaching in removed communities (Thailand, Bolivia, India) and organizing free drawing events (Denmark, France, Australia, Norway)


AWARDS

– Publication in “Geo magazine” (Photo-reportage made in Bolivia . 03/2018)
Geo magazine is one of the most important travel press in France.

– Interview for the radio “France Inter” (Photo-reportage made in Bolivia . 07/2017)
This radio is the number 1 in France.