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About Katharina Hesse is a Beijing-based ( accredited) photographer who has worked throughout Asia for nearly two decades. Her work primarily focuses on China’s social concerns among them youth and urban culture, religion and North Korean refugees. Ms. Hesse has traveled on assignment to Indonesia, Mongolia, India, Thailand, Cambodia, Korea and the Philippines. Ms Hesse is fluent in Chinese, English, French and German.
Katharina began her work in Asia as an assistant for German television (ZDF). In 1996, she started working in Newsweek’s Beijing bureau and subsequently participated in numerous cover projects. In 2003 she moved to Getty Images. She’s been freelancing for the past 6 years and work has been featured in various publications including:
The following represent some of the additional exhibitions and photography festivals at which her work has been shown:
-Moving Walls 20 / Open Society Foundation, May 2013
2011 : “Human Negotiations”, Three Shadows photography Art Centre, June,Beijing, China
- "Arles in Beijing " ( Caochangdi Photo spring), April 17-21, 2010, China
-Chobi Mela V, Bangladesh 2009;
before 2009 :
-“Road Trips” David Alan Harvey at LOOK3 June 2008, USA;
for more details incl. corporate: see www.katharinahesse.com
monographs : " Human Negotiations " ( Katharina Hesse & Lara Day , Three Shadows Press 2011)
“This is where the world becomes negotiable. It’s open and inclusive instead of closed and exclusive.” -Olafur Eliasson
Seoul , Korea (South)
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