Jan Jurczak (b. 1996 in Krakow) has finished courses on Institute of Creative Photography in Opava, Czech Republic (2019-), Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Pedagogical University of Krakow, Poland (2017–2018), graduated from Sputnik Photos Mentorship Programme, Warszawa, Poland (2017-2018). Jurczak has been involved with a number of long-term documentary projects in Poland and abroad. Since 2017 he has been working with Ukrainian communities located near the frontlines in the eastern portions of the country. In 2018 Jan launched a project exploring the interactions between human and nature, portraying Yazdi ethnic minority in Armenia and working with nudes in Spain, Iceland, Norway. Jan climbs since childhood with his friends.


Solo Exhibitions:

2019 — Talent of the Year / PIX.HOUSE Gallery / Poznań

2019 — When the War is Not Over / Nośna Gallery / Kraków

Selected Group Exhibitions and Events:

2020 — Plat(t)form 2020 / Fotomuseum Winterthur / portfolio review / Switzerland

2019 — ShowOFF Section / Krakow Photomonth / Kraków

2019 — Portfolio Days & Night / Centre National de l’Audiovisue / portfolio review / Luxembourg

2019 — Sputnik Photos Mentorship Programme exhibition / Archeologia Fotografii / Warszawa

Grants and awards:

2019 — Konrad Pustoła Scholarship / laureate

2018 — The EPF Fujifilm/Young Talent Award 2018 / shortlist

2018 — Krzysztof Miler’s contest / finalist

2018 — Grand Press Photo 2018 / finalist

Residencies and programs:

2019 — World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass / nomination

2019 — Workshops for artists cooperating with migrant communities - Strefa Wolnosłowa

2019 — Blowphoto Fuse residency

2017-2018 — Sputnik Photos Mentorship Programme

Selected Publications, Interviews and Features:

Polish:

2020 — Editorial for Zwykłe Życie

2020 — Radio RDC / Popołudnie RDC: wystawa „Gatunek: brat. Jak unicestwić?”

2020 — Wiza-Vis Journal / financed by Bogna Olszewska MSN scholarship

2019 — TVP1 / TV reportage for Magazyn Ekspresu Reporterów

2019 — Gazeta Wyborcza / Text about support center (Peace and Love Inititive)

2019 — Kultura u Podstaw / conversation with Michał Sita

2019 — Przekrój / review of Krakow Photomonth by Joanna Kinowska

2019 — Trójka / conversation with Agnieszka Obszańska

2018 — Radio Kraków / conversation with Anna Piekarczyk and Grzegorz Barnasik

2018 — RMF FM / conversation with Grzegorz Jasiński

2018 — Dziennik Polski / conversation with Katarzyna Rodacka

2018 — Fotopolis

English:

2019 — GUP Magazine

2019 — Calvert Journal

2019 — PH Museum

2019 — FK Magazine

2019 — The Hidden Photo

2019 — EEP Berlin / conversation with Stanislav Yaketerynin

2018 — British Journal of Photography / best of 2018 by Rafal Milach

2018 — Fresh From Poland / interview by Milena Soporowska

Russian:

2019 Bird in Flight / conversations with Alina Sandulyak

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