About Jan

Jan Mayo is a portrait photographer based in Manila, Philippines. He is also a trained aeroplane pilot, a professional theatre performer, and a sports science graduate – all of which allow him to passionately combine creativity and technical skill.


His photographs have appeared in international and local publications such as Rolling Stone Korea, Philippine Daily Inquirer, and has worked with Billboard Philippines, NYLON Manila, Preview, MEGA, Esquire, Tatler Philippines, and Vogue Philippines.

He was commissioned by Adobe Inc. through the Creative Residency fund for a project. And he is the first photographer to have a solo exhibition at the National Museum of Natural History.

Grants and Awards

2023: Regional Grant Awardee, Fujifilm GFX Challenge Grant

2021: Recipient, Adobe Creative Residency Community Fund

2021: Runner-up, Gump International Photography Contest 

2018: 3rd place, National Portrait Contest, Sony Philippines

2017: 2nd place, Touch and Try Photography Contest, Sony Philippines


2024: Faces & Flora, The National Museum of the Philippines, Manila

2024: Huawei XMAGE Exhibition, Metro Manila, Cebu, Davao

2024: FOTOMOTO: Time Bubble, Group Exhibition, Makati, Philippines

2023: GFX Challenge Grant Program 2023 Exhibit, Tokyo, Japan

2023: J/M x J/M Hairzine, A Fundraising Exhibit, Makati, Philppines

2023: UP Pride 2023 Exhibit, University of the Philippines-Diliman, College of Fine Arts

2021: FOTOMOTO Portraits: Invitational Group Exhibition,  Manila and Makati, Philippines


2024: Keynote Speaker, Huawei Fashion Forward Gala with Vogue Philippines

2023: Featured Guest, The Final Word, CNN Philippines

2023: Guest Lecturer, Fashion Photography, De La Salle-College of St. Benilde

2023: Speaker, Fujifilm Philippines x Photo World Asia 2023

2023: Photographer-Judge, SLAY Model Search Asia, ABS-CBN

2022: Speaker, Fashion and Editorial Photography with the GFX, Fujifilm Philippines

2022: Featured Photographer, MEGA Ball 2022

2021: Keynote Speaker, PhotoCon 2021, Photo Nation International


Tatler Philippines: National Museum of Natural History presents ‘Faces and Flora’ photography exhibition by Jan Mayo

Art Plus: Filipino Stars Pose For Jan Mayo’s Faces & Flora

ABS-CBN: Pinoy photograher, ginawaran ng international award

L'Officiel Vietnam: Người làm sáng tạo trong ngành thời trang châu

MEGA Magazine: Jan Mayo Reveals the Grit and Glamour of Fashion Photoshoots

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