Guest Speaker: Jana Ašenbrennerová

Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Event Time 12:30 p.m. - 01:30 p.m. PT
Location HUM 307
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All Journalism majors are encouraged to attend a session with Jana Ašenbrennerová (SFSU Photojournalism BA '11, Visual Anthropology MA, ’19.) Join us as Jana talks about her assignments and adventures working for some of the world’s top news organizations and non-governmental agencies. 

Jana is a a Czech photojournalist based in San Francisco and Prague.

She specializes in social documentary and dedicates most of her time to international reporting, pursuing independent projects primarily in Africa and Asia. In collaboration with NGO's, she documents humanitarian efforts in different parts of the world. This work often leads her to the discovery of new long-term stories on which she works independently.

Jana’s main passion is storytelling. She strives to portray emotions, intimate moments and the great variety of interactions between people. Her aim is to capture the moments when inhibition is absent and people become their own true selves. "These moments are the most rewarding aspect of my work," she said.

Through anthropological research, she works toward understanding disability—especially in children. Children fascinate me for their ability to freely express themselves and their emotions” she said. "I believe their rich interaction can teach the rest of us about our own limitations."

Jana Ašenbrennerová works for National Geographic Expeditions as a photography leader, giving photography and storytelling lectures to young students as well as adults.

This event will count toward the Journalism Event requirement. Please sign in and notify your journalism professors that you attended.

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