HANNA JARZABEK       Hanna Jarzabek (1976, born in...


Hanna Jarzabek (1976, born in Poland). She finished a Master degree in Political Science and worked on refugee reports for UN agencies such as UNRWA and UNCTA. She developed her passion for photography while travelling (the Gaza Strip, Iran, Philippines).

Since 2008 she is based in Spain where she works as a freelance photojournalist, combining her personal projects with the teaching of photography at the International Center for Photography and Film (EFTI) in Madrid. She has published in BuzzFeed News, El Pais, Newsweek Japan, XL Semanal, L'Obs, Internazionale, Equal Times, 5W magazine, Interviú, 7k magazine, Gazeta Wyborcza and Polityka among others. 

Her projects address discrimination and societal dysfunctions in western society, with an emphasis on themes such as gender identity and sexual diversity. She also works on youth radicalization and the raise of right-wing movements in Europe. Recently, she began to explore the underreported migration flows at the EU's external borders.

She has won several awards, such as the XX University of Murcia Photography Award (2021) and the Third Prize of POY Latam 2015 (Mexico), in the multimedia category. She received the Honorable Mention from the Marylin Stafford Fotoreportage Award (UK 2021) and was selected among the Futures Talents 2020 in the Futures Photography UE program. She was awarded the S.OS. Arte / Cutlura VEGAP 2021, grant from the DESVÍO - Hablar en Arte program (Madrid 2021) and grant from the European Journalism Center (2020). She was also awarded the Crisálida Signo Editores Program scholarship (2019), the Helge Humelvoll scholarship from the 69th Missouri Photo Workshop (2017, United States) and the GrisArt Photojournalism Scholarship (2015). She was selected as a finalist for the Grand Press Photo Poland 2019; nominated in the 2018 and 2017 edition of the Photography Grant of Photography Magazine (London 2017); selected as a finalist in CROSS VIDEO DAYS (Paris 2014) and in the 19th FotoPres la Ciaxa (2013), among others.

Member of Women Photograph 

Hanna Jarzabek’s photographies are in public collections such as:
Archivo Jalón Àngel
Universidad de Murcia
UniversidadJaume I de Castellón

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Main talks, workshops & conferences:
Climate ARENA Conference, "Protecting whistleblower and all your sources, Arena for Journalism in Europe, Vienna (2023)
EnfocAH Debate, Photojournalism, migration and refuge, organized by Doctors Without Borders (2023)
Uncovered Conference, Brussels / BelgiumEuropean Journalism Center / International Press Institute (2023)
Reina Sofía National Art Center Museum, Madrid / Spain (2021)
Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Sevilla / Spain (2021)
PICA. Photoespaña International School, Alcobendas (2020)
Quijote Photo Fest - International Photography Festival / Spain (2020)
MADPHOTO Photography School, Madrid / Spain (2020)
University of Alcalá de Henares / Spain (2020)
AFOGRA Photographic Association, Granada (2020)
Royal Photographic Society, Madrid (2019)
Encuentros Fotográficos de Gijón 2019 - International Photography Festival / Spain (2019)
UCM Complutense University in Madrid / Spain (2019)
Teaching in the framework of the project “Valientes PhotOn – Art for Change”, Valencia 2019
UCL University College London (2017 and 2018)
PhotOn 2018 International Festival of Photojournalism, Valencia / Spain (2018)
University Jaume I, Castellón / Spain (2017)
Barcelona University / Grupo de Investigación de Estudios de Género, Barcelona / Spain (2016)
Universidad de Vic – Universidad Central de Cataluña, Vic-Barcelona  / Spain (2015 and 2016
Espai Fotografic Can Basté, Barcelona (2012-2020)
FotoEspai B.C.I School of Photography / Barcelona (2017)
Civic Center Jardis de la Pau, Barcelona (2015-2016)
Espai Fotografic F. Català-Roca, Barcelona (2012-2015)

She is fluent in Polish, French, Spanish, and English.

(Photo: ©Ana Valiño)

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