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Christian Werner is a freelance multimedia/photojournalist based in Boitzum, Germany.

Chris, born in 1987, studied from 2009 to 2014 photojournalism and documentary photography at the University of Hanover. He works as a freelance photojournalist and published his photos and stories, among others, in Der Spiegel, Die Zeit, TIME Magazine, The Washington Post and more. From 2012 -2016 Christian Werner was represented by the German reportage agency laif. In late 2016 Chris is represented by Zeitenspiegel. His photographic focus is the processing of social injustice and geopolitical issues. His work has been awarded several times. His work has been frequently exhibited internationally. In 2015 Chris participated at the World Press Joop Swart Mastercalss. 2016 Chris has been chosen  in the 30 under 30 Europe Forbes List  in the Media category. In late summer 2016 he begins working with MOAS (Migrant Offshore Aid Station). 

Chris worked in various countries in Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe and South America.

 Vita

  • 1987 – born in Hannover
  • 2007 – final secondary-school examinations
  • 2008 – seven-month practical course at the photography department of the newspaper „Neue Presse“, Hannover
  • 2009 – begin of photojournalism study at the University of Applied Sciences in Hannover
  • 2012 – represented by agency laif
  • 2012 – four-month practical course at the photography and multimedia department of the magazine „DER SPIEGEL“, Hamburg
  • 2014 – graduation of photojournalism & documentary photography at the University of Applied Sciences, Hannover
  • 2015 – participation the the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass, Amsterdam
  • 2016 – chosen in the “30 under 30″ Europe Forbes List in the Media category
  • 2016 – working with MOAS (Migrant Offshore Aid Station)
  • 2016 – represented by Zeitenspiegel

Clients

Editorial
Neue Presse Hannover | Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung | Greenpeace Magazin | Fresh Thinking | Bildwerk3 | GO Magazin | The Gorleben Project | Emerge Mag | der Freitag | DER SPIEGEL iPad | Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung | Basellandschaftliche Zeitung | Neue Zürcher Zeitung | evangelisch.de | Le Matin | DER SPIEGEL | Jungle World | Dünya Bülteni | Die Zeit | Chrismon | Rheinische Post | Frankfurter Rundschau | Aargauer Zeitung | Berliner Zeitung | Stuttgarter Zeitung | taz | Süddeutsche Zeitung | Tagesanzeiger | UniSPIEGEL | Schwarzweiß | The Australian | Basler Nachrichten | reformiert./saemann | 24 heures | Photo District News | Leica lfi-Magazine | Compact Magazin ProfiFoto | Quest | brennpunkt | Marie Claire | Deutsche Welle | TIME | GEOkompaktAmnesty International Journal | burn magazine | HARDCORE | VICE  | The Washington Post | New Scientist | 20 Minuten | Neue Luzerner Zeitung | Internazionale | Beobachter | Forum Ziviler Friedensdienst e.V | Die Zeit | STERN | repubblica.it | Sächsische Zeitung | GEO | fluter | L’OBS | L’Hebdo | Ca M’Interesse | Marianne | Brigitte

TV
SPIEGEL TV | SRG SSR Schweizer Fernsehen | SAT1

Corporate
Bosch | Mowi Systems | Christmann | Historisches Museum Hannover | Stadtentwässerung Hannover

Organisations
MOAS Migrant Offshore Aid Station

Awards

  • 2012, “BEST PORTFOLIO”- competition, 3rd , Freundeskreis des Hauses der Photographie e.V.
  • 2012,  Unicef Photo of the Year, Honorable Mention, Unicef
  • 2013,  Canon ProfiFoto Award 13/1, winner, Profifoto
  • 2013, PDN photo annual, winner, Pdn photo annual
  • 2013, px3 Prix de la Photographie Paris, gold medal, px3
  • 2013, brennpunkt AWARD, winner, brennpunkt
  • 2013, American Aperture Awards, 2 x winner, ax3
  • 2013, dpa news talent, 2nd, dpa news talent
  • 2013, Axel-Springer-Preis, finalist, Axel-Springer-Preis
  • 2013, Alexia Foundation Professional Grant, finalist, Alexia Foundation
  • 2013, Eugene Smith Grant, finalist, Eugene Smith Memorial Fund
  • 2013, Kindernothilfe Medienpreis, winner, Kindernothilfe
  • 2013, Felix Schoeller Photo Award, nominated, FSPA
  • 2013, PIC Förderpreis, winner, PIC-Verband
  • 2013, JGS Photography Contest, runner-up, Forward Thinking Museum
  • 2013, 68th College Photographer of the Year, gold + bronze medal, CPOY
  • 2013, Fellowship 14, Commendation Award, Silver Eye Center for Photography
  • 2014, Sony World Photography Award, shortlisted, WPO
  • 2014, LensCulture 50 Emerging Talents Award, LensCulture
  • 2014, CNN Journalist Award, winner, CNN Journalist Award
  • 2014, Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund, Grantee, MFEF
  • 2014, px3 Prix de la Photographie Paris, bronze medal, px3
  • 2014, Kontinent Awards, official selection, Kontinent Awards
  • 2014, UNICEF Picture of the Year, 2nd, UNICEF
  • 2014, Terry O’Neill Award 2014, finalist, Terry O’Neill Award
  • 2014, Prix Bayeux-Calvados, finalist, PBC
  • 2015, JGS Photography Contest, winner,  Forward Thinking Museum
  • 2015, Pictures of the Year international, Award of Excellence,  POYi
  • 2015, Hansel-Mieth-Preis Digital, winner,  Zeitenspiegel
  • 2015, American Photography 31 SELECTED, winner, AP31
  • 2015, Axel-Springer-Preis, winner, ASP
  • 2015, World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass, participant, JSM
  • 2015, alternativer medienpreis, nominated, amp
  • 2015, The Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest, 2nd, ASIPPC
  • 2015, Coburger Medienpreis, winner, CMP
  • 2015, Journalismfund.eu, grantee, JF
  • 2015, px3 Prix de la Photographie Paris, gold medal, px3
  • 2015, Tokyo International Photography Competition, shortlisted, TIPC
  • 2015, LensCulture 50 Emerging Talents AwardLensCulture
  • 2015, Kontinent Awards, 3rd place, KA
  • 2015, Prix Bayeux-Calvados des Correspondants de Guerre, winner, PBC
  • 2015, Canon Profifoto Förderpreis 15/2, winner, CPF
  • 2015, Kindernothilfe Medienpreis, finalist, Kindernothilfe
  • 2015, “Next Generation of Science Journalists”-World Health Summit Award, winner, WHS
  • 2015, Felix Schoeller Photo Award, winner, FSPA
  • 2015, Moscow International Foto Awards, 2nd, MIFA
  • 2015, JGS Photography Contest, runner-up,  Forward Thinking Museum
  • 2015, ND Awards, 2nd,  ND
  • 2015, 19th Japan Media Arts Festival, New Face Award,  JMAF
  • 2015, Photo Taken Emerging Scholarship by Lucie Foundation, shortlisted,  Lucie Foundation
  • 2015, Netzwerk Recherche Stipendium, grantee,  NR
  • 2016, Gomma Photography Grant, shortlisted,  Gomma
  • 2016, MONOCHROME AWARDS, Honorable MentionMA
  • 2016, Best-of-Best Canon Profifoto Förderpreis, winner, CPF
  • 2016, International Photographer of the Year 2015, 3rd, IPotY
  • 2016, Lumix Multimedia Award, winner, LUMIX
  • 2016, MANUEL RIVERA-ORTIZ FOUNDATION PHOTOGRAPHY GRANT, finalist, MRO

Exhibtions & Screenings

  • 2010, group exhibtion, Nach Neuem Trachten, Niedersächsische Landesvertretung Berlin, Hannover, Rodenberg, Germany
  • 2011, group exhibtion, 10 years Photojournalism & Documentary Photography, Hannover, Germany
  • 2011, screening, Foodphoto Festival, Tarragona, Spain
  • 2011, group exhibition, Istanbul, Gallery Kubus Hannover, Germany
  • 2012, group exhibition, Unicef Photo of the Year, Presse – und Informationsamt Berlin, Germany
  • 2013, screening, The Browse – Berlin Fotofestival, Berlin, Germany
  • 2013, screening, Angkor Photo Festival, Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • 2013, single exhibition, lfi-Magazine, Hamburg, Germany
  • 2013, group exhibition, Eugene Smith GrantNew York, USA
  • 2013, screening, Visa pour l’ImagePerpignan, France
  • 2013, screening, dpa news talent ceremonyBerlin, Germany
  • 2013, group exhibition, American Aperture Awards, Beverly Hills, USA, Australia
  • 2013, group exhibition, Exposition Px3 Paris Photo Prize, Paris, France
  • 2013, group exhibition, Winners & Nominees 2013 – Felix Schoeller Photo Award, Osnabrück, Germany
  • 2014, group exhibition,Fellowship 14 ExhibitionSilver Eye Center for Photography, USA
  • 2014, group exhibition,Photo Independent Art Fair, Hollywood, USA
  • 2014, group exhibition, Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition, Somerset-House – London, Great Britain
  • 2014, screening, Lumix Festival for young Photojournalism, Expo-Plaza Hannover, Germany
  • 2014, group exhibition, Exposition Px3 Paris Photo Prize, Paris, France
  • 2014, group exhibition, Tears In Paradise – Photographing the Tyranny of Mental Illness in Bali, Bentara Budaya Denpasar, Bali
  • 2014, group exhibition, Living Conditions – Photojournalism from Hanover, Perpignan, France
  • 2014, group exhibition, Terry O’Neill Award 2014Terry O’Neill Award, London, United Kingdom
  • 2014, group exhibition, Unicef Photo of the YearPresse – und Informationsamt Berlin, Germany
  • 2014, group exhibition, Photokina 2014Photokina, Köln, Germany
  • 2015, group exhibition, Kolga Tbilisi Best Photos of the Year 2015,  Kolga Tbilisi, Georgia
  • 2015, group exhibition, Pictures of the Year international, Award of Excellence,  POYi, Columbia, MO, USA
  • 2015, single exhibition, DER SPIEGEL, Hamburg, Germany
  • 2015, group exhibition, Photoville NYC, New York City, USA
  • 2015, group exhibition, International Photo Festival Leiden, Leiden, Holland
  • 2015, screening, Dehli Photo Festival, Dehli, India
  • 2015, group exhibition, Prix Bayeux-Calvados “From Mosul to Raqqa” Exhibition, Bayeux, France
  • 2015, group Exhibition, Visa pour l’Image, Perpignan, France
  • 2015, group Exhibition, Felix Schöller Photo Award ExhibitionOsnabrück, Germany
  • 2015, screening, LAGOSPHOTO FESTIVAL 2015Lagos, Nigeria
  • 2015, screening, 19th Japan Media Arts Festival, Tokyo, JMAF
  • 2016, group exhibition, head on photo festival, Sydney, Australia
  • 2016, group exhibition, PHOTON FESTIVAL, Valencia, Spain
  • 2016, group exhibition, Lumix Festival for young Photojournalism, Hanover, Germany
  • 2016, screening, Lumix Festival for young Photojournalism, Hanover, Germany
  • 2016, group exhibition, Cortona on the Move, Cortona, Italy
  • 2016, group exhibition, les Nuits photographiques de Pierrevert, Pierrevert, France

Books

  • 2011, group publication, »10 years Photojournalism & Documentary Photography«
  • 2012, group publication, »Istanbul«
  • 2013, group publication, »px3.07«
  • 2015, group publication, »American Photography 31«

Guest Speaker

  • 2014, Cross Media Konferenz, Magdeburg, Germany
  • 2015, Reporter-Workshop, Hamburg, Germany
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