Jana Ašenbrennerová is Czech photojournalist specializing in social documentary.


She studied directing at Film Academy in Písek and came to the USA in 2003 to later on continue her education at San Francisco State University. In collaboration with nonprofit organizations (NGO) she documents humanitarian efforts in Africa and Asia (Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar). She dedicates most of her time to her own independent projects. She collaborates with the Everyday movement and contributes her work to Everyday Africa. She occasionally freelances for Ozy and Reuters and in the Czech Republic she publishes her work at the magazines Lidé a Země and Reportér. Her work received awards from World Press Photo, National Geographic, Czech Press Photo, China Press Photo, PDN, CPOY, ect.


The portrait series "We are Rohingyas" depicts men from the Muslim minority Rohingya. They live in Rakhine State in Myanmar (formerly Burma) a country dominated by the Buddhist majority. Rohingyas are considered one of the most oppressed peoples in the world.