About: Biography


Justin Partyka is an artist-photographer born in the flatlands of rural Norfolk in the East Anglia region of the UK. He has been photographing for over twenty years. During this time he has created an extensive archive of thousands of photographs, going back to the mid 1990s, all made on 35mm colour film. Justin's graduate degree studies in folklore and folklife at Memorial University, Newfoundland, Canada, continue to have an underlying influence on his photography.  

He first received recognition for his longterm work depicting the rural life and landscape of his native region of East Anglia. Photographing there for many years he made pictures that reveal an original and deeply personal understanding of the land and culture of the place he comes from. Photographs from this work have appeared in a number of publications and been exhibited widely including at Tate Britain (London), the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts (Norwich), and the Boutographies photo festival (Montpellier). Justin's work in East Anglia developed into multilpe series of photographs. Much of this work is still unseen and is currently being edited for future exhibitions and publications.  

More recently Justin has been photographing in another region, the Nouvelle-Aquitaine in France where he is now immersed making a longterm series of new photographs by travelling on the TER railway network and exploring the villages, small towns and cities where the trains stop. He has also produced major projects in Saskatchewan, Canada, and in Cadiz, Spain. Other notable photographs have been made in Madrid, Paris and other locations.  

Justin is not aiming for perfection in his photographs. Instead he is seeking something much rarer: a timeless poetic charge of energy and feeling; that which is often so intangible and fleeting.  

Justin is a member of Documents d'artistes Nouvelle-Aquitaine. 



Justin's limited edition fine art prints are in the homes of many private collectors. He is available for commissions, and photographs from his archive are available for editorial and commercial use. 

For many years Justin has taught workshops and mentored committed photographers. He also presents slide shows of his work.  

Justin’s clients include:  

Granta, Granta Sweden, the Guardian magazine, The Drawbridge, Random Spectacular, Places Journal, Caught by the River, Full Circle Editions, Source magazine, Museum of English Rural Life, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Norfolk Broads Authority. 

The photographs presented on this website are just a small selected sample of Justin's work. His archive is extensive and many more photographs are available.  

Links to portfolios, other bodies of work, and exhibition installations can be provided for clients.  

If you want to know more and have any specific questions, just send an email to: 161@justinpartyka.com 


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