About Miriam


Miriam Stanke is a German documentary photographer born near Heidelberg. She studied communication design at the University of Applied Sciences, Mannheim, Germany. After several years of working as a freelance photographer and designer she successfully finished her masters in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at the London College of Communication (LCC) in 2014. In her work she often explores concepts of identity and cultural boundaries. She is especially interested in the idea of slow journalism and long term projects.

Her work was exhibited at several shows including Athens Photo Festival (Greece), Backlight Festival in Tampere (Finland), OFF/FOTO Mannheim Ludwigshafen, Kunstverein Mannheim, Westwerk Leipzig (Germany) and OFF Triennale Hamburg (Germany).

She was shortlisted for the Bar-Tur Photobook Award 2014 as well as for the Luma Rencontres Dummy Book Award Arles in 2015 and the Kassel Book Dummy Award 2016. Amongst other awards she received the Flash Forward Award by Magenta Foundation in 2015 as well as the Graduate Photographers Award by Magnum Photos and Photo London.

Miriam Stanke is currently based in Mannheim, Germany.

Age 36
Nationality German
Based in Mannheim, Germany

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