Jan Locus is a Belgian photographer and filmmaker.
Jan Locus’s long-term projects study the complexity of worldwide, socio-political issues. Since 1997 Jan Locus has travelled regularly to Mongolia. After seventy years of socialism and the fall of communism, he observes how people attempt to build a new life for themselves. Without pathos, the photos in the book Mongolia (2005) show the difficult conditions in towns and mining industry, and the hard life in the vast steppes.Mongolia has received ‘The Plantin Moretus Award’ and was selected for ‘Photobook Belge’, a publication and exhibition by FOMU, Photo Museum Antwerp (2019). Often Locus’s work focuses — either directly or indirectly — on religion and problems that relate to it.