Claudia Wiens Documentary, Editorial, NGO, Charity & Corporate Social Responsibility - On Assignment MEXICO: Lucha Libre Femenil

Claudia Wiens


About Claudia

Claudia Wiens is a German photographer, artist and author currently living in Seville, Spain

She has lived and worked for 10 years in Egypt and seven in Turkey. She holds a Master’s degree in photo design from the University of Applied Arts and Sciences in Dortmund, Germany.

Her work has appeared in international publications (magazines, newspapers), such as GEO, Stern, New York Times Magazine and The Guardian and she works frequently for a number of organisations, including UNICEF, GIZ and Johns Hopkins

Claudia Wiens is the author of three photo books: Coptic Life in Egypt, focusing on the religious traditions and social life of the country’s Christians; and a previously undocumented portrayal of daily life in Myanmar/Burma, Of Dung-beetle Messengers and Infamous Crickets. This was supported by a project grant from the German institution VG Bildkunst. Her latest book "Schuhgroesse 37" tells the story about women's football in Palestine, Egypt, Turkey and Berlin.

Her work is frequently featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions at venues like the Kestner Museum (Hanover), Antikenmuseum (Basel), Kreuzbergmuseum (Berlin), HOST Gallery (London) and several Goethe Institutes. In 2013 she received the Border Crossers grant from Robert Bosch Foundation for her long term photo project “Post Revolution art and artists in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya”.

Her expertise and knowledge, from over 17 years of living in the Middle Eastern region and her fluency in Arabic, has allowed her to develop a style of rare intimacy and insight of Middle Eastern culture that has grown into a signature of her work.

She also regularly teaches photography workshops internationally.


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a personal note

"Like many other photographers I also feel the strong decline of photojournalistic work. I do more assignments for NGOs, but I feel it is time to diversify more. I’m in a transformation period where I incorporate more of my other talents and experiment with possibilities. I recently started a second IG account @everydaysustainable where I post ideas, solutions and possibilities about a sustainable and holistic lifestyle (a YouTube channel will follow later this year). This is something that is close to my heart and I generally do lots of research into alternative ways of living, an area where I would love to do more assignments and collaborations as well.



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