About Jakob


Jakob (*1991) is a photographer based in Hanover and Münster. He studied documentary photography and photojournalism in Hanover/Germany and Tomsk/Russia and works in the fields of editorial, portrait and documentary photography.

His work focusses, beside assignments, on personal long-term projects mainly dealing with societal structures.

Selected Clients / Publications

GEO | DER SPIEGEL | SPIEGEL Wissen | Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin | Süddeutsche Zeitung | manager magazin | DeVolkskrant (nl) | DUMMY | Fluter | Plan W | LFI | ZEIT Online | ZEIT Campus | WIRED (us) | 6mois (fr) | TAZ |

Awards / Grants

2018 Bronze Medal German Photobook Award

2018 Finalist Cortona On The Move New Visions, Italy

2018 Riga Photomonth Selection, Latvia

2018 Shortlisted for Sony World Photography Awards, professional competition, creative category

2018 Finalist LensCulture Exposure Award, Netherlands

2017 Winner Silver Medal Moscow International Foto Awards, Portfolio category, Russia

2017 Nominated for N-Ost Reportage Award, Germany

2017 Shortlisted for Kolga Award, Georgia

2016 Winner LensCulture Emerging Talent Award, Netherlands

2016 Winner PDN Photo Annual, student category, USA

2016 Winner 1st place German Youth Photo Prize, Germany

2016 Shortlisted for Kolga Award, Georgia

2016 Finalist Freelens Award, Germany

2016 Voies Off Selection, France

2015 Winner Gabriel Grüner Grant, Germany

2015 Winner 1st place German Youth Photo Prize, Germany

2015 Nominated for Felix Schoeller Emerging Talent Award, Germany

2015 Winner silver medal (interpretive eye category) and bronze medal (general news category) at CPOY

(College Photographer of the Year Award), USA

2015 Shortlisted for Kolga Award, Georgia

2014 Winner VGH Photo Award, Germany

Age 28
Nationality German
Specialisations Portrait, Editorial, Documentary

Other Networks

Current Location: Hannover, Germany