Jan Jurczak co-ordinates long-term documentary projects in Poland and other countries (e.g. Ukraine, Armenia, Spain). In 2017 & 2018 he was working with Ukrainian population living next to the front line of the eastern part of their country. While performing his projects, Jan tries to get involved into the entire situational context.
Jan was born in 1996 in Krakow, Poland where he is still based. He completed courses at Faculty of Rehabilitation, University of Physical Education in Krakow, and Sociology Department, Pedagogical University of Krakow (2015-18), and Sputnik Photos Mentorship Program (2018). Since than he practices as an independent photographer in Warszawa and Krakow.
Jan Jurczak popularizes his work giving interviews at various media (Radio Kraków, RMF, magazines: British Journal of Photography, Dziennik Polski).
Recently he started to work on a new project focused on human and nature interactions. Jan is interested in identification of local minorities with surrounding nature, the human body and its delicacy, overproduction of food, public awareness of food waste and eventual practical ways of resolving these environmental issues.
In 2018 Jan won the Talent of Year by Pix House. Besides that he was shortlisted for Fuji Film Young Talent Award (organised by the Burn Magazine), Krzysztof Miler’s contest and Grand Press Photo 2018.
Jan loves to climb, practically from his early childhood. He climbs regularly with his closest friends, in nearby rocks and abroad.
As Jan works non-limited hours, he is potentially flexible in providing his expertise to various projects and activities.