A native of Caracas, Venezuela, Jan Rattia moved to the US for college, earning an International Business degree in 1999. After developing a business career for over a decade, Rattia returned to school and graduated from the International Center of Photography’s full-time General Studies program in 2012.

His work has been exhibited around the country, including solo shows in Philadelphia, New York and Houston. He was a Studio Artist at Atlanta Contemporary and the recipient of the 2017 Carol Crow Memorial Fellowship by the Houston Center for Photography.

While Rattia’s primary focus is in his photographic practice, his interest for the classroom has led him to numerous educational engagements, including Georgia State University, The International Center for Photography, SCAD Atlanta, Agnes Scott College, Kennesaw State University and now to the Houston Center for Photography. He has also served as a board member at the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center.


Frequently Teaches

All About Content: Deconstructing the Photographic Image
Bodies: Celebrating the Human Figure
Composition I: From Good to Great
Photography I: Learning the Basics
Photojournalism I
Say It With Style: Fahsion Photography as Visual Storytelling
Street Photography I
The Making of a Portrait: Advanced Portraiture