/ 2017 / Portraiture / Children

Longing for tomorrow

  • Prize
    Gold in Portraiture/Children
  • Photographer
    Jan Janssen

Children who are growing up in Uganda, one of the poorest and fastest
growing countries of Afrika, have an uncertain future for themselves.
While sitting in a safe and dry shelter, these boys curiously look up to the
light, wondering when the rain will stop.

Dutch artist Jan Janssen is best known for being an people-photographer.

While using only the natural available light, he always has his eyes on composition and details.

He specialized in documentary photography with a photographic culmination in 2013, when he launched his successful photobook "The Himalaya, my home". The book was awarded several times with international awards.

A few years later, he became the big winner of the International Photographer of the Year with his series "Proud for One Second". Currently he's working on a long-term photoproject in Eastern Europe.

Discovery of the Year (overall winner), CHROMATIC AWARDS 2022

1X Photo Awards, Gold Winner, Documentary, People Choice, 2018

International People Discovery of the Year, IPOTY 2017
International Discovery of the Year (overall winner), IPOTY 2017

Winner, LensCulture, Best Off Show, New York 2017

Px3 Gold Winner, Portrait, Prix de la Photographie Paris 2017
Px3 Gold Winner, Portrait, Prix de la Photographie Paris 2017

MIFA Gold Winner, Book People, Moscow 2016
MIFA Silver Winner, Book Overall, Moscow 2016

PX3 First Prize, Prix de la Photographie Paris 2015
People's Choice (series only) Book Overall
PX3 Silver Winner, Prix de la Photographie Paris 2015
Book Proposal (series only) Documentary

12th Annual Lucie Awards 2014
Finalist for "Discovery of the Year" Award

I.P.A. Book Photographer of the year 2014
I.P.A. 1st Place, International Photography Awards 2014
Book (Self-published), Overall Winner- People - Documentary

Winner of Xerox "Best of the Best Award" 2013