A. Grarup, born 1968
During the last 16 years,
Jan Grarup has travelled the world documenting
many of defining moments of history. From
the fall of the communist regime in Romania
to the current occupation of Iraq, he has
covered war, conflict and genocide.
He has documented daily
life for both sides of the Intifada with
his stories “the boys of Ramallah”
and “ the boys of Hebron”.
In his ongoing series
“forgotten refugees of the world”,
he has focused on the suffering of civilians
in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Chechnya, Ingushetia
and actually from Chad.
Through the years, Grarup
has won numerous awards for his work including
four awards from World Press Photo and a
jury special recognition in Leica’s
Oskar Barnack Award.
He has twice been a finalist
in the W. Eugen Smith memorial fund for
humanistic photography and has won “UNICEF
Photo of the Year” Award now twice.
He has been a finalist
at Visa D’OR and exhibited at VISA
POUR L’IMAGE in Perpignan, France.
In Denmark Grarup has
been three times “photographer of
the year”, and earned four “picture
of the year” and four “news
picture story of the year” awards.
Jan Grarup works as a
staff-photographer at the Danish newspaper
Politiken and is published regularly in
magazines around the world, including Newsweek,
Stern, Sunday Times Magazine and L’Express.
He is represented by Rapho Agence in Paris.
He lives in Holbaek,
Denmark, with his wife and three kids.