lecturerphoto: Anna Charlotte Schmid


1978 born in Frankfurt/Oder

2001-2008 M.A. in Ethnomusicology, Latin American Studies, Contemporary History; FU Berlin

2009-2012 Photographic studies with Prof. Ute and Werner Mahler, Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie, Berlin

2013-2015 Postgraduate studies and assistance with Prof.Ute Mahler and Robert Lyons, Ostkreuzschule Berlin

since 2014 member of Ostkreuz agency



Mentoring / Workshops

2014 Workshop «Selfportrait», in cooperation with the painter Jyrki Reikki, Artschool Kokkula, Finland

2015 Mentoring the german-french-polish artist in residence program, Stiftung Genshagen

2018 Workshop in cooperation with Maurice Weiss, Fotofestival Kerkennah, Goethe Institut Tunis, Tunisia

Grants / Awards

2012 1st Prize Vattenfall Fotopreis

2013 2nd Prize Portfolio, 5th Fotofestival Mannheim-Ludwigshafen-Heidelberg

2013 VG Bildkunst / Artist grant

2013 Nominated for artist grant DZ Bank art collection, Frankfurt/ Main

2013 Gute Aussichten – German young photography 2013/2014

2013 European Photo Exhibition Award (epea 2), Körber-Stiftung Hamburg

2014 Artist in Residence, Galerie the City of Wels and Fotohof Salzburg, Wels, Austria

2015 Kunstpreis Lotto Brandenburg

2017/2015/2014 Artist in Residence, Goethe Institut Helsinki and HIAP (Helsinki International Artist in Residence Programm)


Max Joseph- Bayrische Staatsoper München, Die Zeit, NIDO, Neue Züricher Zeitung, The Guardian, Managment Magazin, Stern, Libération, Neues Deutschland, der Freitag, DB Mobil, Heinrich Böll Stiftung, Howoge Mietermagazin, Stiftung Genshagen, der Wedding, emerge-mag.com

Stephanie Steinkopf
It is the encounters with people who shape me, and it is my photography that has made it possible to learn more about life. My work involves diving into other living environments and I then translate these experiences into pictures. In these moments the photographing is part of the experience and part of the encounter. My approach helps to fathom any possible relationships between reality, staging and fiction. This field of tension is the challenge.
evening seminar

In my seminar we discuss contemporary documentary photography and artistic photography and look at the fluid interchange taking place. We look at the different approaches and work methods that could be inspirational for each field. It is about working together to start a contextual discourse that challenges everyone to question their working methods, perceptions and how to reflect on the available content.
In the year, everyone creates a photography portfolio, either they join an existing project or a new one is started. The aim is to reflect on the experiences gained and to consolidate or enlarge the imagery obtained.
It is planned to present the results at the end of the seminar in a jointly developed exhibition, in which each work should receive its best possible form of presentation.

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