Full CV

2007
represented by laif, agency for photos and reports.

2015
Multimedia Workshop with Uwe H. Martin and Oliver Eberhardt

2016
one week training course “Protection and behaviour in crisis centres” for journalists

Awards and nominations

2019
Portraits – Hellerau Photography Award, Finalist

2018
Vilnius Photo Festival, 1st prize category Circle of Life
Direct Look Photo Contest, 1st place category The Conflict
Lucie Foundation Scholarship, shortlist
Alfred Fried Photography Award, shortlist
Lugano Photo Days, finalist
Women Photograph Grant, finalist
Kolga Tbilisi Photofestival, shortlist
HIPA, finalist

2017
Schömberger Photo Award
SIPA Contest, honorable mention
Felix Schoeller Photo Award, nomination category portrait
Sony World Photography Awards, first place category daily life
POYi – Pictures of the Year International, 3rd place category portrait
Hellerau Photography Award, finalist
Canon New Talent Award
Körper 2.0, Wilhelm-Fabry-Museum, Hilden, Germany, 2nd prize
IPOTY – International Photographer of the Year, winner category editorial

2016
Magnum Photography Awards, winner category photojournalism
IPA – International Photography Awards, first place editorial photo essay
tifa – Tokyo International Foto Awards, first place editorial photo essay
Photography Grant, story nominee
Daylight Photo Awards, Juror’s pick
Lugano Photo Days, open call winner
Direct Look photo contest, 2nd place
Px3 – Prix de la Photographie Paris, silver category portrait
CIWEM Changing Climate Award
mifa – Moscow International Foto Awards, 2nd place category photo essay, 3rd place category environmental
ND Awards, first place editorial photo essay
LensCulture Portrait Awards, finalist
Kolga Tbilisi Photofestival, shortlist
Sony World Photography Awards, 2nd prize category daily life
HIPA, 2nd prize category general

2015
Schömberger Foto Award, audience award
World Press Photo, 3rd prize singles, category nature
VG Bild-Kunst Scholarship
LensCulture Visual Storytelling Awards, finalist
Lucie Foundation Scholarship, shortlist
L’Oeil de la Photographie Award, Paris
Felix Schoeller Photo Award, category nature
mifa – Moscow International Foto Awards, honorable mention
IPA – International Photography Awards, honorable mention
Px3, gold category nature, bronze category feature story
Hansel Mieth Prize, honorable mention
Kolga Tbilisi Photofestival, shortlist

2014
Critical Mass, Photolucida, Top 50 Selected Artist
mifa – Moscow International Foto Awards, first place category sport, first place category environmental
IPA – International Photography Awards, 3rd place category professional travel
Alfred Fried Photography Award, shortlist
LensCulture Top 50 Emerging Talents
Forward Thinking Museum, runners-up 2nd quarter
Px3 – Prix de la Photographie Paris, honorable mention category feature story
Henri Nannen Award, shortlist, category photo story
Reemtsma Liberty Award, 3rd prize

2013
PWP – International Professional Women Photographers, 3rd prize category daily life
Henri Nannen Award, category photo story
IPA – International Photography Awards, honorable mentions category professional editorial
Px3, bronze category feature story and portrait
Opus Kulturmagazin, honorable mention
Robert Bosch Foundation, scholarship for research project
Kolga Tbilisi Photofestival, shortlist

2012
Médecins Sans Frontières – Doctors Without Borders Photography Competition, Finalist
IPA – International Photography Awards, 2nd place category professional editorial sports, 3x honorable mentions
Px3 – Prix de la Photographie Paris, 3x silver
Kolga Tbilisi Photofestival, 2x shortlist
KL International Photo Awards, shortlist category portrait

2011
VG Bild-Kunst Scholarship
St. Leopold Award, Nomination

2009
Media Award Kindernothilfe

2007
VG Bild-Kunst Scholarship

2005
World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass Nomination

2004
Kodak Young Talent Award

Exhibitions

2019
Portraits – Hellerau Photography Award, Festspielhaus, Dresden, Germany: “26 Days”

2018
Vilnius Photo Festival, Lithuania: “26 Days”
Direct Look, Sakharov Center in Moscow, Russia: “26 Days”
Lugano Photo Days, Switzerland: „26 Days“
Kolga Tbilisi Photofestival, Georgia: „26 Days“

2017
Schömberger Foto Award, Germany: “The Longings of the Others”
Portraits – Hellerau Photography Award, Festspielhaus, Dresden, Germany: “The Longings of the Others”
Gallery Berlin-Baku, Germany: “Poisonous Business, India`s Leather Industry”

2016
12th Angkor Photo Festival, Siem Reap, Cambodia: “The Longings of the Others”
Indian Photography Festival, Hyderabad: “The Longings of the Others”
Direct Look, Sakharov Center in Moscow, Russia: “The Longings of the Others”
Lugano Photodays, Lugano, Switzerland: “The Longings of the Others”
Cortona On The Move Festival, Cortona, Italy: “The Longings of the Others”
Photaumnales Photography Festival in Beauvais, France: “Jenny´s Soul”
Royal Geographical Society London, UK, Environmental Photographer of the Year Award
Wilhelm-Fabry-Museum, Hilden, Germany: “Jenny’s Soul”
Kolga Tbilisi Photofestival, Georgia: “The Longings of the Others”
Atelier + Kantine, Dömitz, Germany: “Escape and Departure in Europe”
FREELENS group exhibition, Hamburg, Germany: “Please wait”

2015
Les Nuits Photographiques, Le Pavillon Carré de Baudouin, Paris: “Jenny`s Soul”
Schömberger Foto Award, Germany: “Indonesia’s last Orangutans”
Obscura Festival, Penang, Malaysia: “Jenny’s Soul”
Kolga Tbilisi Photofestival, Georgia: “Indonesia`s last Orangutans” and “Jenny`s Soul”
World Press 15, Compagnietheater, Amsterdam, The Netherlands: ” Indonesia`s last Orangutans”
7th Yangon Photo Festival, Yangon, Myanmar: “Jenny`s Soul”

2014
10th Angkor Photo Festival, Siem Reap, Cambodia: “Orphanage Business in India”
Exhibition Center Dongguan, China: “One Day in Germany”
MIFA Main Category Winner Exhibition, FotoLoft Gallery, Moscow, Russia: “Fighting for a Pittance”
LensCulture Emerging Talents, Valid Foto Gallery, Barcelona, Spain: “Fighting for a Pittance”
SCHAU Photography Festival Dortmund, Germany: „Fighting for a Pittance“

2013
Kolga Tbilisi Photofestival, Georgia: „Import – Export“
Opus Culture Magazine, Saarbrücken, Germany: „Welcome to the Slum“
FORMAT 13, International Photography Festival, University of Derby, UK: „Poisonous Business“
Hoepfner Foundation, Karlsruhe, Germany: „Welcome to the Slum“

2012
8th Angkor Photo Festival, Siem Reap, Cambodia: „Fighting for a Pittance“
„Foto-Reflexionen 04“, Schleswig-Holstein, City Museum Schleswig, Germany: „Welcome to the Slum“
Kolga Tbilisi Photofestival, Georgia: „Fighting for a Pittance“ and „Philippine Minors in Jail“
KL International Photo Awards, Warehouse Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: „Fighting for a Pittance“

2011
St. Leopold Award Klosterneuburg, Austria: „Philippine Minors in Jail“
Goethe-Institut, Kabul, Afghanistan: „One Day in Germany“

2010
Freelens-Gallery, Hamburg, Germany: „One Day in Germany”
V8 Gallery, Cologne, Germany: „What remains – 20 Years after Reunification“

2007
Kulturladen St. Georg, Hamburg, Germany: „Youth in Westafrica“

2006
HAW Hamburg, Germany: „The other Face“

2005
Schömberger Foto Award, Germany: „Visitation“
Haus der Wirtschaft, Stuttgart, Germany, Awarded Photography: „Miserable as a Dog“

2004
Schömberger Foto Award, Germany: „The other Face“
Visual Gallery at the Photokina, Köln, Germany: „Miserable as a Dog“

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