Florian Müller – Photojournalist based in Hanover, Germany.
Born in Germany in 1982, I started my professional carrer as a video editor in the age of 21 after a time of extensive journeys. In 2007, I dared to take a step backwards from motion pictures to still images and started to study at the university of applied sciences in Hanover, Germany.
Following the tradition of humanistic photojournalism, I feel strongly committed to Concerned photography and express my respect and empathy through this powerful medium. As good images take time and understanding, I like to work intensively on deeper-perspective projects to raise awareness and responsibility on specific social grievances. Currently, I´m working on two major projects, that explore different social aspects of our contemporary world.
My work – both, single images and stories – has been published in magazines such as “mare” and “360° magazine”, major newspapers as Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Weser-Kurier, Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung and several online services like stern.de among many others.
1982 born in Hanover, Germany
2001 Abitur (A-Levels)
2003 apprenticeship as a media designer for images and sound
2006 Cutter and Camera Assistant for film and TV productions
2007 beginning of the photo studies at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hanover
2009 internship semester at »Weserkurier«, Bremen
2011 Exchangesemester at the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, Indien (DAAD scholarship)
Currently, I´m studying Photojournalism and documentary photography at the university of applied sciences in Hanover, Germany.
“Farmers of the Lagoon“, Groupexhibition “Perpignan – 12 facets of a city”, Hanover, 2010
“Brave ideal Fetishworld” – Groupexhibition „Photokina meets Academy“, Cologne 2011
“Brave ideal Fetishworld” and “Big Fish, small fish”, Groupexhibition “Explaining Mankind to Man”, Hanover, 2011
“Heimspiel” Projectexhibition “Hellfeld”, Hannover, 2011
“Big Fish, small Fish“ Foodphoto Festival, Tarragona, Spain 2011
“Fashion Victims ", LUMIX Festival for young Photojournalismus, Hanover, 2012
“Fashion Victims” (Extracts), Ian Parry Scholarship Exhibition, Mother Gallery, London 2012
Awards and scholarships
2010 European Newspaper Award with German daily Weser-Kurier (Bremen)
2011 DAAD-Scholarship „A new passage to India“
2012 International Photography Awards Honorable Mention for “Fashion Victims” („Editorial – Photo Essay and Feature Story“)
2012 Ian Parry Scholarship Finalist
2013 One Eyeland Awards: Bronze for Fashion Victims (Photo essay/Feature story)
2013 FotoVisura Spotlight Grant Finalist
2013 PDN Photo Annual Awards Winner with „Fashion Victims“ (Student category)
2013 The other hundred – Book project participant
2013 3rd Prize Prix de la Photographie Paris (Px3) – (Press – feature story – non-pro)
2013 3rd Prize PHOTOVISA Festival (Subcategory “Social Climate. The Changes” for “Fashion Victims”)