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 also 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 loved climbing with his friends since childhood.
2019 - Talent of the Year - PIX.HOUSE Gallery, Poznań,
2019 - When the war is not over - Nośna Gallery, Kraków.
2019 - ShowOFF section, part of Krakow Photomonth main program, Kraków,
2019 - Look on modern Ukraine - Dom Kultury na Jazdowie, Warszawa
2019 - Sputnik Photos mentorship programme exhibition, Galeria Ul, Gdańsk,
2019 - Sputnik Photos mentorship programme exhibition,, Archeologia Fotografii, Warszawa,
2019 - Sputnik Photos mentorship programme exhibition, Kraków,
2018 - Grand Press Photo 2018 exhibitions, Warszawa, Łodź, Świnoujście, Szczecin, Poznań, Kraków Częstochowa, Rzeszów, Lublin, Białystok, Nowy Sącz, Kalisz, Gniezno, Bydgoszcz.
2019 - Konrad Pustoła Scholarship.
2019 - workshops and cooperation with curator as a part of ShowOFF section, Kraków Photomonth main program,
2019 - shortlisted for World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass, Amsterdam,
2019 - workshops for artists cooperating with migrant communities, Teatr Powszechny, Strefa Wolnoslowa, Warszawa,
2019 - Blowphoto Fuse residency, Dublin,
2019 - Portfolio Days & Night w Centre National de l’Audiovisue, Luxembourg,
2017-2018 - Sputnik Photos Mentorship Programme.
2019 - Krakow Photomonth Showoff (laureate),
2019 - Pix House Talent of the Year (laureate),
2018 - The EPF Fujifilm/Young Talent Award 2018 (shortlisted),
2018 - Krzysztof Miler’s contest (finalist),
2018 - Grand Press Photo 2018 (finalist).