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Jan Rosseel

Born in Brussels, Belgium (1979).

Jan Rosseel studied documentary photography at the Royal academy of arts in The Hague, The Netherlands and photojournalism at the Danish School of Media and Journalism in Aarhus, Denmark.

His work is best described as visual storytelling, between narration and documentation. He works as a collector of memories using photography, video and objects. The starting point of his research-based projects are historical events and the notion of memory. Stories that do not only reconstruct historical events but stories that also ask questions about the reliability of our memory and our brain. He works as an investigator using methods of scientific research and journalism to build a narrative where fact and fiction coexist.

Available for assignments worldwide. His pictures have been published in the New York Times, Le Monde, IMA Magazine, Esquire Russia, De Volkskrant / Volkskrant magazine, Vrij Nederland, de Standaard / DS Magazine, de Morgen, De Tijd, Le Vif, l’echo, P/f, PhotoQ, GUP Magazine, Huffington Post and FOAM Magazine and Stern.

He is a lecturer at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague and at the Master of Photography AKV St. Joost in Breda.

Jan Rosseel is represented by
The Ravestijn Gallery / Amsterdam

Flanders Arts Institute

Expertise centre for performing arts, music and visual arts.