Photo: Alina Rudya


Living and working in Berlin, Germany
Available for assignments worldwide.
 

CONTACT
0049 (0) 152 36274333
nadja@nadjawohlleben.com


SYNDICATION by laif photo agency
MEMBER of Women Photograph


BIOGRAPHY

NADJA WOHLLEBEN is an independent photojournalist, documentary photographer and cultural anthropologist based in Berlin. A careful play of documentation and artistry, her work focuses on conceptions of femininity and female rights. She is specifically interested in stories about women who fight, striving to improve their life circumstances in their respective societies.

As an undergraduate, Nadja received a scholarship to study Journalism at New York University, then went on to complete her first Master's degree in Cultural Anthropology at Humboldt University in Berlin. Upon realising that photography was the ideal tool to combine her interests, Nadja majored in Photojournalism at the University of Westminster in London, graduating with distinction in September 2013.

Besides creating visual narratives, Nadja loves martial arts: she is a Taekwondo (2nd Dan) teacher and gives self-defense workshops for women. In 2018, Nadja co-developed MIGHTY Self-Defense for Women

Nadja has traveled to over 50 countries. Her nomadic lifestyle is facilitated by her fluency in German, English and French, as well as intermediate Spanish and very basic Arabic.


EDITORIAL CLIENTS & FEATURES 
DER SPIEGEL – GEO – STERN – The New York Times – Financial Times – ZEIT Online –
VICE – VOGUE – Spiegel Online – Days Japan – Neue Zürcher Zeitung – 6Mois – Wired – doc!photo magazine – New Internationalist –  The Observer – Chinese Photographer Magazine – Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung – taz –neues deutschland – Focus Magazin – Der Freitag – Fluter – among others.


INTERVIEWS (selected)
VOGUEInStyleHUCK - feature shoot


NGO
UNHCR – No Means No Worldwide – Live To Love – Ujamaa Africa, Makhzoumi Foundation – Humedica


AWARDS & GRANTS
2018 
VG Bild-Kunst Fellowship, recipient
NPPA Best of Photojournalism Awards: Honorable Mention in Portrait Singles
International Photography Awards: Honorable mention for series ‘A Sword & A Sari in Sports – professional category
International Photography Awards: Honorable Mention for single 'Spirituality' in People - professional category
The Photography Gala Awards: Finalist in 'Women seen by Women' Competition with series '92 - Helga's Disappearance'
2016
The Emerging Photographer Fund/ BURN Magazine: Shortlisted with series '92'
FotoVisura Photography Grant: Honorable Mention for series '92'
International Photography Awards: Honorable Mention for series '92'
Association Nationale des Iconographes: 'Coup de Coeur', Perpignan, France for series '92
International Photography Awards: Family of Man Competition, Honorable Mention in Category Old Age/Death
International Photography Awards: Family of Man Competition, Honorable Mention in Category Childhood
International Photography Awards: Family of Man Competition, Honorable Mention in Category Love
Moscow International Foto Awards: Honorable Mention for series '92'


EXHIBITIONS & SCREENINGS (selected)
2018
Les Rencontres de la Photographie Arles, The Family of No Man: Part of group exhibition curated by Cosmos, Arles / FRANCE
5th Biennal of Fine Art & Documentary Photography, '92 - Helga's Disappearance' featured in group show, Barcelona/ SPAIN
2016
Month of Photography LA, 'Connections' screening of series 'HeartCore', LA/USA
2013
Moving, Still - Exhibiton of series 'L'Amour Nous Unit'in group show, P3 gallery, London/UK


WORKSHOPS
2015
'Visual Storytelling' Masterclass with Ron Haviv/ VII Photo - Berlin/Germany
2014 
'The Photographic Essay' Masterclass with David Alan Harvey/ Magnum Photos - Dubai/UAE


EDUCATION
2013
MA Photojournalism - Distinction, University of Westminster, London
2009
MA Cultural Anthropology - Distinction, Humboldt University, Berlin
2006 
Scholarship DAAD (German Academic Exchange Program) to study Journalism & Anthropology at New York University, NYC/USA

NADJA WOHLLEBEN | Documentary Photographer & Photojournalist

Nadja Wohlleben is an independent German photojournalist and documentary photographer based in Berlin. A careful play of documentation and artistry, Nadja’s work focuses on concepts of femininity, power and identity.
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