1984 born in Berlin, raised in Hamburg
2005-2011 communication design/photography HAW Hamburg with Prof. Ute Mahler (diploma)
since 2011 working as freelance photographer
since 2012 assistance in the archive of Ludwig Schirmer
2012-2017 Agency-member of Picturetank (Paris)
2015-2018 Assistent and student of Ingo Taubhorn and Prof. Ute Mahler in postgraduateclass of Ostkreuzschule in Berlin
Grants, Fellowships, Awards
2017 Lotto-foundation Young Talent Artprize
2016 Voies Off Prize, Finalist
2014 ‘Artist in Residence‘ in Kaliningrad, Russia, sponsored by Künstlerhaus Lukas, Ahrenshoop
2013 VG Bildkunst – Grant
published in (selection)
M le Monde
I like the productive, efficient workflow that comes with the professionalism when working for editors. At the same time, I enjoy the artistic freedom when working on my own projects. Here, I can take a step back and have the time to deliberate a topic in regard to visual aesthetics and content.
My photographic work is always of documentary nature. I find it very fascinating/appealing to make out/explore the limitations of documentary photography and to anticipate the viewer’s experience while taking the pictures. For every project, I develop a new visual handwriting that makes sense in view of each subject matter.
© Lia Darjes