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    • Munich, Germany
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    • +49 170 770 45 47
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    • jens [at] jensschwarz.com
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Jens Schwarz, born 1968 in Berlin, studied history of arts in Paris and photography in Munich.
He works in the field of portraiture and documentary on personal projects and international assignments.
In his work he focuses on sociopolitical issues that often deal with questions of both individual and social identity.
His projects received several grants throughout his career and his work has been nominated, among others, for the German Henri-Nannen-Prize and showcased at Les Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles, France.

Awards & Grants

2018 Luma Rencontres Dummy Book Award Arles 2018, France; finalist ›Themmuns‹
2018 Meitar Award 2018, Tel Aviv, Israel, finalist, ›Themmuns‹
2018 Getxophoto International Image Festival, Getxo, Basque Country, finalist ›Themmuns‹
2018 Photobook Week Aarhus Dummy Award 2018, Denmark, finalist, ›Themmuns‹
2018 Direct Look photo contest, Moscow, Russia, finalist ›Themmuns‹
2018 Athens Photo Festival, Greece, shortlist, ›Themmuns‹
2017 VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn; project grant ›Themmuns – Youth in Northern Ireland
2012 Henri Nannen Preis; shortlist best photo reportage; ›Die innere Unsicherheit – Bilder aus Beirut
2009 VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn; project-grant ›Beirut Eight Thirteen
2009 Photography Award of the City of Munich; nomination (exhibition)
2005 QUIVID-arts programe, München; project-grant ›Beweg‘ dich, dann bewegt sich was‹

Exhibitions (Selection)

2018 ›Themmuns‹ (screening), Les Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles, France
2018 ›Themmuns‹ (group exhibition), Photo Is:rael, Tel Aviv, Israel
2018 ›Themmuns‹ (screening), Getxophoto International Image Festival, Getxo, Basque Country
2018 ›Themmuns‹ (book presentation), Preus National Museum of Photography, Horten, Norway
2017 ›Mleeta – Hezbollah theme park‹ (installation), Der Greif – Panama Plus, München
2015 ›Rec by‹ (group exhibition), EasyUpstream gallery, München
2015 ›Displaced‹ (pop-up exhibition), Lost Weekend bookstore, München
2014 ›Beirut Eight Thirteen‹ (solo exhibition), Fotomuseum, München
2012 ›Ping / Pong‹ (group exhibition), Kunstraum, München
2011 ›Silence like the wind overtakes me‹ (group exhibition), Cyan – Raum für Fotografie, München
2009 ›Beirut Zero Eight‹ (group exhibition), Städtische Kunsthalle lothringer 13 – Förderpreise 2009, München
2005 ›Beweg‘ dich, dann bewegt sich was‹, photo-installation, QUIVID-Arts programme, München


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