about

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 many 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, conflicts and geopolitical issues. His work has been awarded several times and frequently exhibited internationally. In 2015 Chris participated at the World Press Joop Swart Mastercalss in Amsterdam. 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

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</
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