Jacques is a photo reporter interested in societies in the cusp of change. His articles and photos are published in the Wall Street Journal (US), The Irrawaddy, Mizzima and the Myanmar Times (Myanmar), the Australian Financial Review, Silkwinds Magazine (Singapore), The Sunday Times (UK), EuroAsia Review, The Asia Society (US), the INdependent Mon Agency (Thailand), The Gulf Today (Dubai), The Huffington Post (UK)…

Jacques Maudy was born in Tangier, Morocco, from a French mother and a father of Spanish origin. Both languages were spoken at home.

In Australia he undertook photography and attended the Sunshine Coast School of Photography directed by Colin Beard.

Jacques is interested in documenting changing societies and how the changes impact on people’s lives.

He travelled to Cuba in January and February 2012 following a radio interview of the Cuban minister of the economy announcing the sacking of 25% of the country’s workforce from State controlled companies to incite them to create private enterprises virtually inexistent in Cuban before this decision.

Since the election of Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar was on his radar. Jacques volunteered in June 2012 to document Yangon (Rangoon – Myanmar) heritage buildings for the Yangon Heritage Trust. Myanmar is undergoing massive political changes and Yangon is the last intact colonial city in Asia. The lift of the embargo will see the developers rush in. Defining heritage zones and enacting legislation to protect the architectural heritage is a matter of urgency. Australian Minister Bob Carr has committed a team of Australian experts to the Yangon Heritage Trust.

He travelled to Myanmar with Italian photographer Jimi Casaccia Annie Gaffney, ABC Radio journalist. Read her blog Burma – a changing landscape

In 2012 he confounded JJMC PHOTO, a partnership with Italian photographer Jimi Casaccia.

In December 2012 he travelled to Thailand to report on the situation of the undocumented Burmese refugees in the border region of Mae Sot.

November 2010 “Nudes’ Exhibition in Yandina QLD
March 2011 “Nudes” Exhibition in West End – Brisbane QLD
May 2012 “Cuba 2012, A pain that doesn’t kill you doesn’t last for ever ”Queensland Centre for Photography, Brisbane, documenting the radical changes about to happen in Cuba
June 2012 “Yangon, A City to Rescue” Strand Hotel, Yangon Myanmar (Burma) with Jimi Casaccia
August 2013 “Yangon, A City to Rescue”, Brisbane Powerhouse, Australia with Jimi Casaccia

“Cuba 2012”
 “Yangon, a City to Rescue” in collaboration with Jimi Casaccia