Hana Jakrlova was born in born in Czechoslovakia in 1969. She studied architecture in Prague, and subsequently photography at the Institute of Creative Photography in Opava. She has lived in London, Paris and New York, where she studied at the international centre of photography.
She took photographs of nine cities as part of the European cities of culture 2000 project, and the resulting collection, Europeans, was exhibited and published internationally. Her work has been published in a number of big name photography magazines including the British Journal of Photography. She has been exhibited many times both in solo and group exhibitions across the world