Jean-François Manicom is a conceptual artist photographer and a film director from Guadeloupe. He has recieved many accolades for his work including the prize for the best photographer at the Vera international Festival of Contemporary Art in Moscow (2016) for his series “Darbonne”, which portraits the nightlife on the Route de Darbonne, in Haiti. His artworks explore the imbalance at the heart of human life and more specifically memory and instability of our human condition in very different social and cultural environments.
He was the Director of the Maison de l’Architecture of Guadeloupe from 2005 to 2008. In 2015, he curated the permanent collection of the Memorial ACTe in Pointe à Pitre and set up the first Caribbean Festival of the Image. He has worked as lead curator for the International Slavery Museum, Liverpool and is currently senior curator at the Museum of London Docklands.