Justin Partyka is from the county of Norfolk. He trained as a folklorist at Memorial University, Newfoundland, Canada. After completing his studies in 2001, Partyka began a long-term project photographing the agrarian community of East Anglia. These photographs first received recognition when they were included in the exhibition of British Landscape Art, “A Picture of Britain” at the Tate gallery in London, 2005. Since then they have appeared in various publications including Granta, the Drawbridge, and burnmagazine.org, and featured as a major solo exhibition at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich, 2009, at the Museum of English Rural Life in Reading, 2012, at Osborne Samuel gallery, 2013, and at the Black Barn, Norfolk, 2015.
In 2010 Justin was commissioned by the publishers Full Cirlcle Editions to produce a new series of photographs in the Cambridgeshire Fens, which were featured in the new edition of the book Fenwomen published in 2011. Also in 2011, Justin published the limited edition book Field Work: Photographs from East Anglia.
Since 2009 Justin has been working on a number of new projects and commissions about the East Anglian landscape. These include Summer Days in the Stour Valley which was exhibited at the Boat House gallery, Flatford, May - June 2014. In 2015 Justin began a new series of photographs in France.
Justin is available for commissions and assignments world wide. He also teaches workshops and gives talks about his work.
Justin Partyka is based in Suffolk, UK and in Ruffec, Charente, France.
To contact Justin:
+ 44 (0) 7788 571964