Member of the French Artists Association / Born in the Alps, Jean Turco spent his teenage years in Chamonix, at the foot of Mont Blanc and the highest peaks in Europe. He studied photography and art history, graduated and became passionately involved in high mountain photography. At the age of twenty, he abandons this subject, which is more than perfectly dealt with by the Tairraz family, and leaves Chamonix for Paris where, within the "Société Française de Photographie", refusing the craft of industrial photography, he turns to an exclusively creative photography which he exhibits successfully and sells in galleries. At the same time, he is professionally engaged in another of his passions which will allow him to travel far from France with, in his luggage, his inseparable Leica and Hasselblad. He then photographed countless landscapes in Europe, in the United States, in the Emirates and Sultanates of the Gulf, in Russia as well as in China and, born in the course of his encounters in India and Pakistan, he developed his concept of portraiture in order to share it better. Mainly intended for galleries and exhibitions (he has made more than one hundred and fifty of them in Europe, Russia, the United States, China, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, etc. in the last few years), his photography, in silver using CamboWide or Sinar 8 x 10 inch technical chambers as well as digital photography of all formats, allows him to illustrate and share his idealized vision of the world where he lives intensely. The nude, portrait and still life are the subjects he favours and he directs on these themes many Master-Class in Paris, Venice, Beijing and in the countries where he is invited to exhibit. Apart from his personal works, his lectures and television or radio interventions, his courses in photography schools and the writing of articles and books on lighting, Jean Turco works mainly on commissions from private individuals or advertising agencies. His photographs, present in the collections of several museums, Lenin in Ulyanovsk in Russia, National of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Astana, Nicéphore-Niépce in Chalon-sur-Saône etc. as well as in many private collections have been honoured many times with prizes and medals. In particular, he was awarded the bronze, silver, gold and honorary medals, as well as the Niepce prize, at the "Salon" - the historic and prestigious exhibition of the "Société des Artistes Français" - at the Grand Palais in Paris. He has published Pearson: Nude Photography (2010) The Art of Lighting (2012) Nude (2012) Nude (2012) Portrait (2012) Still Life (2012) A Guide to Posing (2014), Punto Marte MV: Nude (2013), Dunod: 100 Photographic Lighting Plans (2018), China Photographic Publishing House: A Chinese version of The Art of Lighting (2018).