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 truth and fiction coexist.
His pictures have been published in International NY Times, Le Monde, Internazionale, Volkskrant / Volkskrant magazine, Vrij Nederland, de Standaard / DS Magazine, de Morgen, De Tijd, Le Vif, l’echo, Onze taal, P/f, PhotoQ, GUP, Huffington Post and FOAM Magazine.
2015 / FoMu / Antwerp, Belgium
2015 / 10b Gallery / Roma, Italy
2015 / RPS Gallery / Tokyo, Japan
2014-2015 / East Wing Gallery / Dubai, UAE
2014 / Atelier Néerlandais / Paris, France
2014 / Bredaphoto International Photo Festival / Breda, The Netherlands
2014 / Fotodok Space for Documentary Photography / Utrecht, The Netherlands 2014 / Unseen Photo Fair / Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2014 / FOAM / Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2014 / PhotoIreland / Dublin, Ireland
2014 / Goethe Institute / Ankara, Turkey
2014 / LhGWR Gallery / The Hague, The Netherlands
2013 / Dutch Photography museum / Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2013 / Photography Museum / The Hague, The Netherlands