Biography

Biography/General: Jan Schünke lives and works in Munich and partly in New York. He received an SLR camera from his father when he turned 14, since then photography is his thing. He is a seasoned and experienced traveller, fascinated by the diversity of culture and nature,
which informs his perspective for his photography. From Sydney to Tokyo and Vancouver, Jan has wandered and photographed all over the globe.

His photography shows the influence of humans on nature and vice versa.

"I am fascinated by the power of mankind, nature and time; it is a combination that brings change and sometimes it takes control."

Education: 1996 - 1999 Photographic Apprenticeship at Sedan Sieben in Munich
2001 - 2002 Internship at FILMHAUS in Berlin
2002 - 2003 Lives and works in Manila, Philippines
2003 - 2006 Assists different national and international Photographers from New York to Berlin
2006 – 2008 Assists Hubertus Hamm in Munich
2009 – 2013 Lives and works in Munich and Hong Kong
2013 – 2015 Lives and works in New York
2016 - 2017 Lives and works in Munich

Exhibitions: 2018 Designated Life, Susan Boutwell Gallery, Munich
2017 Review 2017 and Preview 2018, Susan Boutwell Gallery, Munich
Goetheinstitut Munich
Lange Nacht der Museen, Munich
2016 Photospeaks Seoul
Atelier Bergstadt, Munich
2015 „Moment Journey“ exhibition at Bulthaup Munich
Natur-Ereigniss-Kunst, KunstKreisGräfelfing
2013 Ballarat Int. Foto Biennale, Victoria, Australia
F8 Gallery, Frankfurt, Germany
2012 Form Gallery (Fotofreo), Perth, Australia
deltaE, Munich, Germany
2011 Headegg Gallery, Club Tropicana, Munich
2009 Box Gallery, Brighton, Munich

Collections/Commissions: Numerous private collections
Awards/Grants: IPA Honorable Mention in 4 Categories
Hasselblad Masters Certification

Bibliography: 2016 - 2017 SZmagazin, Brandeins, National Geographic
2014 - 2015 enRoute, GEO, Collective Magazin, AD,
2013 Zeitmagazin, I am sitiing in a room, series
FAZ, I am sitiing in a room, series
Helene et l´afrique, Artist-Book
Collective Magazin, Art Basel Miami, Engrossed Snowscapes
2012 SZmagazine, Lowdown Magazine,
Artinvestor Magazine - Asia special and Artist-portrait