Juan Carlos Hernandez
Professional Jazz and stage photographer born in 1971
Born in 1971, Juan-Carlos Hernandez took his first steps in
photography in the 1980’s. Passionate about jazz, he starts working
as an amateur photographer on American and European stages as of
2004. Three years later, he decides to dedicate himself fully to his
passion and becomes a professional photographer based in Geneva.
Curious and interested in a variety of themes, he decides to broaden
his horizons and starts working also as a stage photographer
(classical concerts, dance, theater, movies).
He is also a press photographer and journalist as well as a member of
the US Jazz Journalists Association.
Furthermore, he works in many different areas as a photographer,
from a wide-range of events to taking portraits.
Yet he continues focusing on what is most important to him: on the
long run, a comprehensive and artistic documentation of the world of
His jazz photographs are published in many different newspapers and
magazines all over the world including New-York Times, Downbeat,
Jazzman, Drummer Magazine, Jazzwise; Le Temps, 20 minutes,
l'Hebdo. He also works regularly with well-known musicians such as
the trumpet player Dave Douglas and living legends such as
saxophonists Ornette Coleman and Sonny Rollins. He published a
limited-edition world-exclusive calendar with Sonny Rollins.
His more personal work has attracted the attention of galleries and
periodicals such as the magazine of the Centre Culturel Neuchâtelois