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Sputnik Photos – Jan Brykczyński biography

Jan Brykczyński (1979) is a photographer who often focuses on European rural regions in his work as well as on the complex relationship between man and nature. In 2014 he published his first book, Boiko, on rural life in the Ukrainian Carpathian mountains. His work on Icelandic farms led to him being awarded the inaugural Syngenta Photography Award. This allowed him to create The Gardener, a project on urban farming, published by Dewi Lewis Publishing in 2015. Jan’s work has been exhibited in collective shows in Deichtorhallen, the Noorderligcht Gallery and in the Musée de l’Elysée. He has been awarded various grants, such as the EPEA, European Cultural Foundation and Visegrad Fund. He is a founding partner of Sputnik Photos, an international collective of photographers that focuses on transformations taking place in Eastern Europe and post-Soviet states.