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Dirk Gebhardt

Dirk Gebhardt

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Profession: Photojournalist
Status: Cologne photojournalist
Location: Cologne , Germany
Home base: Cologne
URL: http://www.dirkgebhardt.com
URL: http://www.democraticbooks.org
Email: •••••••• (private)
Languages spoken: English, French, German, Dutch, Spanish
Organization: laif
Journal: http://www.dirkgebhardt.com/blog
Mobile phone: +49 (0)160 94 14 81 74
Work phone +49 (0)221 1 68 31 30
Emergency notes: Contact soliz@dwork.de.
Last login: over 4 years ago
Member since: 04 Sep 2006 08:09


since 1999

Freelance photographer for Republica, DER SPIEGEL, Welt am Sonntag, Time Magazine, El Pais, IO Donna, Frankfurter Rundschau, STERN, Der Focus, Sunday Times, Deutsche Photographische Gesellschaft (DGPh), Deutsche Fotografische Akademie (DFA), Unicef, among others
2003 – 2009

Member photoagency VISUM, Hamburg
since 2009

Member photoagency laif, Hamburg
since 2010

university teacher for photojournalism at the university of applied sciences Dortmund
Awards and Grants:

2000 Kodak young photographer (Germany)
2001 AGFA award for young photojournalism (hm)
2002 Dr.-Otto-Steinert-Award for the project „Third Society“ from the German
Photographic Society.
Nominated for UNICEF Photo of the Year with the project „Rio-Santos 9 Places“
Nominated for Joop-Swart Master Class
Studentgrant from AGFA
2003 Nominated for Körber-Photo-Award
2004 Schömberger Fotoherbst mit „D-Day – 60.Jahrestag“ (hm)
2004 Nominated for UNICEF Photo of the Year with the project „Park of Desires“
2005 Welde Art Award – Photography – „Park of Desires“,
Grant from VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn for the project „Age of Kali-Aid for Aids in India“
2006 Nominated for Fringe Festival Award during the Reencontre in Arles, „Age of Kali“.
Nominated for „Descubrimientos“ Award with “Age of Kali” during PhotoEspana06
2009 Nominated for UNICEF Photo of the Year with the project „Orphans in Ruanda“

Expositions (Selection):

1999 "Gipfeltreffen“, Schaden.com, Cologne
2001 „Rio-Santos 9Places“ at
PhotoLucida Portland, Oregon, USA,
Gallerie Lichtblick, Cologne,
Photofestival Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2002 „Brasilianische Rhapsodie“, photokina Cologne,
Otto-Steinert-Award, Visual Galery, photokina, Cologne,
2003 …und was bist du?, Imhoff-Stollwerk museum, Cologne,
„Lebensarten“ Körber Foto-Award, Kunst und Gewerbe museum, Hamburg (G)
2004 „Fotobild04“, Berlin, Otto-Steinert-Preis
2005 „Park of Desires“ Welde-Art-Award, Mannheim
2006 „Age of Kali – Aid for Aids in India“, Fotofestival Reencontre Arles, France,
„Age of Kali – Aid for Aids in India“, PhotoEspanha06 Madrid, Spain.
2007 „Don´t mention the war“, Noorderlicht Fotofestival Grooningen, Netherlands.


2001 „5. Internationale Fototage Herten“, exhibition catalog, Hrsg. BildForum, Herten
„Rio-Santos 9Places“, interactive CD-Rom, Schaden.com, Cologne
2002 „Cologne Kulturherbst“, exhibitin catalog, SK-Stifftung, Cologne
2003 „…und was bist du? – Photographs from Dirk Gebhardt, exhibition catalog, Unicef
„Lebensarten“ KulturImpulse – Fotografie, edition Körber-Stiftung, Hamburg
„6. Internationale Fototage Herten“, exhibition catalog, Das BildForum, Herten
2005 “Das Brückenprojekt 24 Stunden – 24 Fotografen”, exhibition catalog, EditionPa.
“7. Internationale Fototage Mannheim/Ludwigshafen”, exhibition catalog, EditionPa.
2009 “In the West” , Edition KiWi


Recent Post

free photobooks

Hi there

you all know democraticbooks? Free photo books for everybody? Just have a look here www.democraticbooks.org

The idea is simple: we invite photographers to send in a series of 30 pictures, 300 dpi. If we like it, it results into a book for free, a photo-e-book you fi nd in the net as a make-up, offered in a new format of 12×12 cm. Each website-guest may download it, print it, cut it and assemble it into a small but excellent booklet. All to be found under www.democraticbooks.org. The costs for production and distribution are therefore unbeatably low, the contest is friendly, demands are unpretentious and the reward is a service for the sake of the cause: a piece of public authorship for the photographer, an attractive cluster of work becomes a virtual joint between net-presence and print-realisation for an inquisitive public.

Have fun and participate.


04 Sep 2006 14:09 | 2 replies


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