Hanna Jarzabek (1976, 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. She has published in BuzzFeed News, XL Semanal, L'Obs, Equal Times, 5W magazine, Interviú, El Periódico de Cataluña, 7k magazine, Gazeta Wyborcza and Polityka among others.
Her projects address discrimination and societal dysfunctions in western society. She also works on youth radicalization and the raise of right-wing movements in Europe. Lately she has started to investigate the construction of national identity in post-Soviet regions in the aftermath of the collapse of the Soviet Union.
She has won different awards, such as the Third Prize in POY Latam 2015, in the multimedia – everyday life category. She has been nominated in 2018 and 2017 Edition of Photography Grant for Daily Life and Photojournalism respectively (London); has been awarded the Programa Crisálidas Signo Editores Grant 2019 (Spain), with a Helge Humelvoll Scholarship to participate in the 69th Missouri Photo Workshop (2017) and with the “Photojournalism Grant 2015” (GrisArt International School of Photography, Barcelona).
Finalist of the Grand Press Photo 2012 Poland and the 19th FotoPres la Ciaxa (2013), she was also selected to "Les Coup de Coeur de l'ani" award by Iconographers National Association at Visa pour L'image (2016). She has participated in festivals such as UCL Festival of Culture in London (2017), FOTONOVIEMBRE Tenerife (2015) and the VIII Biennal de Xavier Miserachs (2014) among others.
Among her exhibitions, stand out: "Ars Homo Erotica" collective exhibition in the National Museum in Warsaw (2010) and the individual exhibition in the Municipal Museum in Ourense (2011).
She speaks and write fluently Polish, French, Spanish and English.