Location:Mexico City, Mexico
Gallery Representation:Erdmann Contemporary Gallery, Cape TownGaleria Eduardo Fernandes, Sao Paulo
Schools Attended:Universidad de las Americas Mexico CityPUC São Paulo
Photo Associations & Memberships:Atomic Photographers Guild
Jan is a member of the Atomic Photographers Guild and is represented by Erdmann Contemporary Gallery in Capetown, and Eduardo Fernandes Gallery in São Paulo.
His images are exhibited widely by a variety of international associations and media and have shown at the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro and the Museum of Modern Art in Mexico City. Recent solo shows include the 2014 Festival de la Luz in Buenos Aires, the 2013 Lianzhou Photography Festival, the 2013 Dali International Photography Exhibition, and the 2013 PhotoVisa Festival in Krasnodar, Russia. In 2012 he was pre-selected for the Bienal de la Fotografia in Mexico and shortlisted for the Athens Photo Festival. He is a winner of the 2010 One Life photography contest hosted by PDN-Artists Wanted.
Since 2011 Jan works extensively documenting the anthropogenic impact of nuclear energy, and has lived in Ukraine and Japan, documenting the archeology of loss as it relates to sudden exodus.
Born in Mexico City in 1974, Jan's childhood was a constant series of moves that has continued to this day. Jan has lived and worked 20 countries. Originally a graduate of business, he is self-taught in photography.
When oil palm trees outgrow their productive years, they are denied water and forced to die slow deaths — the least costly way to make way for the next generation of producers.