Hanna Jarzabek (1976, Poland). She finished a Master degree in Political Science and worked on refugee reports for UN agencies such as UNRWA and UNCTA. She developed her passion for photography while travelling (the Gaza Strip, Iran, Philippines).
Since 2008 she is based in Spain where she works as a freelance photojournalist, combining her personal projects with the teaching of photography. She has published in L'Obs, Equal Times, 5W Magazine, Alternatives Économiques, Interviú, El Periódico de Cataluña,7k Magazine, Gazeta Wyborcza and Polityka among others.
Her projects address discrimination and societal dysfunctions in Europe, with accent on gender and sexual diversity.
She has won different awards, such as the Third Prize in POY Latam 2015, in the multimedia – everyday life category and was awarded with a Helge Humelvoll Scholarship to participate in the 69th Missouri Photo Workshop (2017) and with the “Photojournalism Grant 2015” (GrisArt International School of Photography, Barcelona).
Nominee in 2017 Edition of Photography Grant in "Photojournalism category" (London / UK), finalist of the 19th FotoPres la Ciaxa (Barcelona 2013) and of the Grand Press Photo 2012 (Poland) she was also selected to "Les Coup de Coeur de l'ani" award by Iconographers National Association at Visa pour L'image (2016).
She has participated in festivals such as UCL Festival of Culture in London (2017), FOTONOVIEMBRE Tenerife (2015) and the VIII Biennal de Xavier Miserachs (2014) among others.
Among her exhibitions, stand out: "Ars Homo Erotica" collective exhibition in the National Museum in Warsaw (2010) and the individual exhibition in the Municipal Museum in Ourense (2011).
She is fluent in Polish, French, Spanish, and English.
2017 - Helge Humelvoll Scholarship 2017, Missouri / USA, 2017 - Edition 2017 of Photography Grant, London, 2016 - Magnum Photos X Canon Portfolio Reviews (France) , 2016 - SANTANDER PHOTO 2016 (Spain), 2015 - POY Latam 2015 (Mexico), 2015 - GrisArt Documentary Photography Scholarship 2015, 2015 - FOTONOVIEMBRE Festival of Photography 2015, 2014 - Cross Video Days 2014, Paris, 2014 - Beca Fotografía i Societat, Spain, 2013 - 19º FOTOPRES 2013, Spain, 2012 - Grand Press Photo 2012 Poland, 2010 - Grant of 11th Foro Fotografico Can Baste / Spain
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The perception of transsexuals has been shaped socially and through the media, falling on stereotypes of marginalization and prostitution. This collective imagery lacks positive role models, especially for those transgender women who claim their identity in adulthood. The figure of a middle-aged man who affirms himself as a transsexual woman, sometimes also as a lesbian, questions established social norms and confronts us with the need to redefine it.
Transito speaks of transgender women in Spain who began their transition being adult. With their diverse models of life, they break many stereotypes and the binary gender classification. Their testimonies serve as positive role models, without disregarding the difficulties they face in their life. The project invites reflection on our vision of normality, our limits of acceptance and the freedom of choice these people actually have.
The project tells the story of three transgender women: Zenia, Tina and Carol.
Lesbians & much more (Poland)
Poland is a country characterized by its very traditional society, in which the question of homosexual people and their rights provoke often strong homophobic reactions. On one hand, the government refuses to recognize some of the basic rights of sexual minorities; on the other hand, the majority of the society perceives homosexual people only through their sexual orientation.