Jan Zappner, born in 1973, is a Berlin based freelance photographer, working for newspapers / magazines and corporate clients. Just after finishing his exam in law he started working as a photographer by travelling through eastern europe. His czech roots helped him to talk to and understand the people in this huge region, who are still in a transition period from the communist past to turbo capitalism. It is because of this early experience that, when working on his own projects, he concentrates on social topics mainly from eastern Europe.
His work has been published in many national and international publications like Financial Times, The Times, Elle, Le Monde, Der Spiegel, Le Figaro, Rund, Journalist, Financial Times Deutschland, PR Magazine, Jüdische Allgemeine and more.
He is represented by: Imagetrust
In 2011 he founded a photo agency "Raum11" specialized on event photography in Germany.