Jens Uwe Parkitny

“Jens is a photographer, writer and traveller. With a passion for sustainable tourism, he believes that we must tread lightly on earth's natural resources and cherish and appreciate local customs and traditions.”

Yeoh Siew Hoon, Bloodfaces Project Editor


Born in Seligenstadt, Germany
Professional background in commercial publishing and journalism
Degree in Business Administration and Economics

1990 – 1997 On journalistic assignments for travel magazines in 25 countries in Europe, Asia and the Caribbean
2001 Start of the Chin Women photo project in Burma (ongoing until today)
2002-2003 Participation in workshops of renamed portrait photographers in Italy and the USA
2004 Solo exhibition at Galerie Iskandar in Paris, France
2007 Publishing of his first photo book “Bloodfaces” (Flame of the Forest, Singapore)
2009 Solo exhibition “Faces of the Chin Women” in Hong Kong (a Starstreet exhibition, sponsored by Swire Properties)
2010 Special exhibition at the Bavarian State Museum of Ethnology in Munich, Germany, curated by Dr. Wolfgang Stein

Currently, Jens lives and works in Singapore with his wife, Swe Yi, who is from Burma. Together they travel, explore and photograph whenever time allows.