Award-winning photographer Alan Jacques has been involved in photography since 1972. By the end of the 1970s he was a part-time freelance photographer and a photography instructor. His first major achievement was as a filmmaker, when he won the Canadian Film & Television First Choice Award in 1982. The following years saw an increased focus on personal work and professional development in business and marketing.
Jacques was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1991. Rather than allowing it to overwhelm him, he has devised approaches and methods of working in photography that make his work both singular and unique. In 2001 he rediscovered his passion for street photography. He has been in group exhibitions both locally and internationally and his work has appeared in numerous publications, including Black & White magazine, for which he won a merit award in 2009.
His photographs represent not only a unique approach to his subjects but tangible evidence that physical limitations can be creative opportunities.