Some words about me


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. 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 Geo Magazine, 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 specialized on corporate photography: Raum 11.





2007 – Grant VG-Bild Kunst / Belarus

2006 – Medienmittler – Grant Robert Bosch Stiftung / Czech Republic

2005 – Medientandem Grant der Robert Bosch Stiftung / Poland

2005 – Recherchestipendium Zukunftsfonds / Poland



2013 – Kleister Berlin, Group exhibition in Hotel Bogota,

„The Border“ the new EU border in Poland

2013 – Berlin, Gruppenausstellung mit MIRAPROSPEKT in der Galerie „tete“

Albania – Living in Oblivion

Georgia – On the Foot of the Caucasus

2013 – Kleister Berlin – Group Exhibition as mural art

2012 – Vendome, Fotofestival Promenades de Vendome Gruppenausstellung

Albania – Living in Oblivion

2006 – Heidelberg, Kunstverein, „Im Osten

2006 – Hamburg, Deichtorhallen, Lange Nacht der Museen, „Im Osten

2005 – Vilnius, Goethe Institut, „Im Osten“