lecturersibylle fendt_2015


1974 Born in Karlsruhe

1996 – 2002 Photography Studies at the FH Bielefeld

2002 Diploma with Professor Roman Bezjak

2004 – 2006 visiting student at Städel, Frankfurt am Main, with Prof. Wolfgang Tillmans

since 2010 member of the photo agency Ostkreuz

Lives and works in Berlin

Awards (selection)

2002 Kodak Junior Prize

2003 Documentary Photography Prize of the Wüstenrot Foundation

2003 10. World Press Joop Swart Masterclass, Amsterdam

2007 Working scholarship VG-Bildkunst

2008 Nominated for the KLM Paul Huf Award

2010 1. Price Vattenfall Photo Prize

2015 Visual Leader

2015 Working grant VG-Bildkunst



Sibylle Fendt
In my personal photographic work, I focus on the human portrait. My interest in taking pictures stems from documentary photography.
However, I have always been attracted by photographic approaches where genre is no longer clearly definable; mixed between staging and documentation, reality and fiction.
For me the attitude is more crucial than how something is done. And this attitude should be developed and clarified in a photographic work.
Basically I want to teach the students to develop a euphoria and love for photography while maintaining a realistic view of their own work and their professional future.
o.T. aus der Serie "Gärtners' Reise", 2008