JJ Levine is a Montreal-based artist working in intimate portraiture. Levine holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Photography from Concordia University. Mostly known for his series’ Queer Portraits, Alone Time, and Switch, Levine has been honoured with several awards and received grants from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and the Canada Council for the Arts. His work has been exhibited at galleries and art festivals in Canada, the United States, Mexico, and numerous countries across Europe. As well, Levine has taught Photography at Concordia University, and guest lectured for Communications and Fine Arts courses at both Concordia and Ottawa U. His artwork and writing have been published in various academic journals, including Photography and Culture (UK). His work has also been featured in art magazines and newspapers internationally, such as CV Photo (Canada), Slate magazine (US), and The Guardian Observer (UK and US). Levine was a finalist for the Prix Découverte Louis Roederer in 2019, at the prestigious Rencontres d’Arles photography festival (France). In 2015, Levine self-published two artist books: Queer Portraits: 2006- 2015 and Switch. Levine’s artistic practice balances a radical agenda with a strong formal aesthetic.