Jan ZwartJan Zwart was born and raised in the center of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
He attended a technical school and specialized in ship's carpentry.
He lived on the Canary Islands, Spain, the U.S. and in the south of France and worked as
a fisherman, banana farmer, service station attendant and fois gras producer.
After travelling extensively in Africa, Asia and South America, he became a professional photographer
Since 1992 Jan is a member of the Photographers Association Netherlands (PANL) and has repeatedly
been honored, with the PANL Kodak Award (4 gold and 5 silver Awards, 9 Merits and 46 nominations).
Also, since 1998 Jan is a member of the Association of Photographers England.
The AOP has honored his work with 1 silver Award, 1 Merit and 2 nominations.
Jan Zwart is presently working out of the Netherlands for diverse clients such as Philips, KLM,
Heineken, Amstel Beer, ABN-Amro Bank, ING-Bank, Compaq, DAF, Mazda, Metro Group, Cargill,
Orange, Robeco,Vodafone,Murphy's Beer, Feadship, Mercedes, KPN, Terres Des Hommes, Plan,
Aids fonds, Salvation Army, and Landrover.
During his numerous assignments Jan Zwart has photographed in: Antiqua, Argentinie, Aruba,
Australia, Bonaire, Brazil, Barbedos, Bahamas, Botswana, Canada, China, Colombia, Curaqao,
Costa Rica, Chili, Dubai, Egypt, Faroe Islands, Fiji, France, Grenadines, Hong Kong, Haiti, Hawaii,
Indonesia, Italy, Ireland, India, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakstan, Libya, Madagascar, Malta,
Morocco, Mali, Malaysia, Mauritius, New Zealand, Namibia, Nevis, Niger, Oman, Peru,
Papua New Guinea, Rusia, Santa Lucia, Sri Lanka, Syria, Spain, Seychellen, Suriname, Senegal,
Singapore, South Africa, Tanzania, Tobago, Turkmenistan, USA, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam,
Venezuela, Yap Micronesia, and Zanzibar.
Personal website: www.janzwart.nl