Jean-Robert Dantou was trained both at Louis Lumière school and at the EHESS ( a french social science institute). For the past decade he has been investigating the connections between photography and the social sciences. His work explores issues like memory, mental health and migrations. In the past few years he carried out different investigations in the USA, in Germany, in Asia, in France and in Chile. He also hosted sound and visual workshops for newly arrived students at the Jean Renoir secondary school in Bondy, in the suburbs of Paris. His work led to several exhibitions and to a number of publications on subjects like contemporary China (« Ombres Chinoises », ed. Atlantica 2004), the french cooperative sector (« Ceux qui aiment les lundis », ed. Le Chêne 2012), or the french small and middle-sized companies (« Mon entreprise prend la pose », ed. Democratic Books 2010). Today, he divides his time between french intitutional commissions (Ile de France region, French Ministry of National Education, Civic Service Agency) and artist residencies (DRAC, ARS, EHESP). Artist-in-residence at the École Normale Supérieure of Paris since 2012, he collaborates with an interdisciplinary social sciences research team.
PhotoEspana 2016, best Photography Book of the Year in the International category. KEHRER Editions (2015) Texts : Jean-Robert Dantou, Florence Weber, Christian Caujolle Size 17 x 23.5 cm 344 pages + booklet (12 pages) Cardboard cover, print on canvass Bilingual French/English ISBN 978-3-86828-650-2