Juan-Pierre Hanekom was born in 1989. He received the student portfolio of the year award in 2008 from the Sony Profoto Awards. In 2009 he earned a higher certificate in professional photography from the National College of Photography (now Vega school). JP received his BA. Visual studies degree from the University of Pretoria in 2013.
Since 2013, JP has been a trainer at the Market Photo Workshop in Johannesburg, South Africa.
He has had group exhibitions and in 2016 his work was part of the top 15 of the Thami Mnyele fine arts award.
JP currently lives and work in Johannesburg South Africa.