Jana Stross (Rašková), nee Velecká - photographer and nurse ...

...was born in 1973 in Ostrava into a family of teachers, a family with a rich artistic life, mainly art, music and dance. Despite all the efforts of those closest to her, she decided not to continue the family tradition of cantors and graduated as a nurse at the Secondary Medical School in Nový Jičín. She fell into photography only in 2006, when she got her hands on a small Panasonic compact camera. As she has a positive relationship with technical things, she began to examine it in detail and discovered that a photo is not just a printed rectangle measuring 13x18 cm, but that it is an amazing medium with an endless range of creative possibilities...  

2022 - became a member of the "Club of Moravian Photographers, z.s. Brno" (hereinafter referred to as CMP)  link

2015 - she founded the Facebook group "Foto - Líšeň"  link and a year later the registered association of the same name Foto - Líšeň, z.s. of which she is the chairperson

2009 - co-founded the photography group "28mm"  link

Since 2009, she has completed the photography workshops of Antonín Kratochvíl (Under the surface and Edit), Jan Pohribný (Light in the landscape), Jiří Turek (Portrait, fashion, nude) and Jan Šibík (Take photos with a mobile phone



- 1st place with CMP z.s., within the 21st edition of the Moravian-Silesian map circuit  link


- 1st place for the photo series "Colleagues"  link  and 2nd place for the photo "Angel"  link in the Tokyo International Photo Awards 2022 (TIFA 2022)

- the set "Colleagues" won 1st place in the Budapest International Photo Awards 202)2 (BIFA 2022) in the category medicine  link and 2nd place in the category science  link

- interview in the podcast "Tomáš Beran's meetings"  link

- the set "Colleagues" was awarded the title of Official Selection at the International Photography Awards 2022 in Los Angeles (IPA 2022) in the smartphone photography category link

- the photo magazine Edge of Humanity Magazine published a selection of images from the series "From the life" on August 1, 2022  link

- won 3rd place in the international photo competition Moscow International Foto Awards 2022 (MIFA 2022) with the photo "Angel"  link

- in the same MIFA 2022 competition, she received an Honorable Mention in the science and medicine category for the photo "Concentration" link

- finalist of the international creative competition LICC 2021 London in the photo/video category with the file "Colleagues - views" link


- the photo "Concentration" won an Honorable Mention in the International Photography Awards 2021 (IPA 2021) in Los Angeles in the people/portrait category  link  and became a finalist in the OnePlus Photography Awards 2021 in the Your Face category  link

- finalist of Digital FOTO magazine in the Mysterious Reflection competition with the photo "Black and White Interview"