Of French and Vietnamese origin, Jean-Baptiste Huynh was born in France, on February 25, 1966. Self-taught, he learned photographic techniques, lighting and printing. His refined and timeless photographic writing allows him to decline his work through various subjects and themes: the portrait, the nude, the mineral or vegetable universe, or also the spiritual, religious symbols and emblematic works of art. The recurring themes of his work are the look, self-image, otherness, light and the relationship to infinity.
His photographic work takes shape in his exhibitions and scenographies. He is the author of fifteen personal works. Whether it is a country, a large museum or an abstract theme, he designs each work before taking the shots, to offer a sensitive and synthetic look at each of the subjects addressed.
Jean-Baptiste Huynh considers the book as an integral part of each artistic project, the finished expression of his vision. Winner of the Villa Medici outside the walls in 1997, Jean-Baptiste Huynh exhibits in prestigious international museums. In 2002, the European House of Photography in Paris presented the YEUX exhibition, accompanied by a work bringing together portraits of the greatest international photographers and painters by Jean-Baptiste Huynh. The National School of Fine Arts in Paris devoted a retrospective to him in 2006, LE LOOK AT WORK, exhibiting his portrait work through large cultural groups. In 2012, the Louvre museum presented its RÉMANENCE exhibition around new images inspired by the museum's collections. In 2019, the National Museum of Asian Arts - Guimet invites him to present INFINIS D'’SIIE, a retrospective on all of his work in Asia through twenty-five years, as well as the interpretation of the museum's collections.