Photo-Reporter, director of the Festival Visa pour l'Image
Born in 1956, as a journalist and passionate enthusiast of photography, Jean-François Leroy worked for Photo-Reporter, Le Photographe, Photo-Revue and Photo Magazine.
At the same time, he produced photo reports for the agency Sipa-Press. In 1988, he became Dominique Issermann’s agent. In 1989, in collaboration with Yann Arthus-Bertrand, he carried out the project « 3 days in France » profiling a portrait of France, 150 years after the invention of photography.
Since September 1989 he has been running the international photojournalism festival Visa pour l’image. From 1997 to 2009, he partnered with Hachette-Filipacchi through the company Images Evidence, that he bought in July 2009 and of which he is now chairman.