Born in Monaco, Jean Marc Bernard studied biologic oceanography. Impassioned by photography, he abandoned, in 1997, his scientific career and created in 2001 the Bebop Jazz Galerie, a cultural space and an associative that mixes the arts and jazz. He also has worked with the designer, David Cohen on illustrations, creating a cohabitation of drawing and photography for the Grimaldi Forum of Monaco. The last three years will be consecrated to travel and reporting photography (Asia, Vietnam, Haiti) in a perpetual quest for new inspirations.His own photo agency "Realis" debuted in Monaco, in 2005.
In 1998, he took a series of photographs united under the title " Une exploration du vieux Nice " (An Exploration of Old Nice) then collaborated with the company Act’Libre (Nice) on a theatrical project " La Mastication des Morts " (The Mastication of the Dead) by P. Kerman.
In 2002, he created with David Cohen the series " Les Pousse Cailloux " (The Grunts) and effected numerous expositions at Nice, Cannes…