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AWARDS & GRANTS ( KS = KIRSTIN SCHMITT / JAO = JUAN ARISTIDES OTAMENDIZ / MS = Maren Schmitt)



2019

  1. *HESSIAN FILM AWARD 2019 / nominated / awarded by the Ministry of Culture & Science / documentary ADELHEID, KORNELIUS & DIE TÖDE / Frankfurt am Main, GERMANY (KS & MS)

  2. *nominated for the MKK CULTURE AWARD 2019 / Main Kinzig Kreis, GERMANY (KS & MS) 

  3. *nominated for the MKK CULTURE AWARD 2019 / Main Kinzig Kreis, GERMANY (JAO)

  4. *FELIX SCHOELLER PHOTO AWARD 2019 / shortlisted / series REPARTEROS by Juan A. Otamendiz / Editorial Photography Category / GERMANY (JAO)

  5. *FELIX SCHOELLER PHOTO AWARD 2019 / shortlisted / series WAITING FOR THE CANDYMEN by Kirstin Schmitt / Portrait Category / GERMANY (KS)

  6. *Final selection round of WORLD PRESS PHOTO CONTEST / series POLVO DE ESTRELLAS by Kirstin Schmitt & Juan A. Otamendiz / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS (KS & JAO)



2018

* AFAR - Travel Photography Awards / 3rd prize / for the Photo NIGHT FALLS ABOVE JESUS MARIA from the series ARROZ CON MANGO - THE NEW MEN / USA (KS)



2017

  1. *IPA-International Photography Awards / Honorable Mention in 4 categories / for UN MUNDO POR DELANTE  / New York, USA (KS)

  2. *IPA-International Photography Awards / Honorable Mention in 6 categories / for REPARTEROS  / New York, USA (JAO)

* 6th LIFE FRAMER Photography Award / Winner  / judged by Simon Norfolk / USA  (KS)

  1. *KOLGA PHOTO AWARD / shortlisted  at 3 categories: Documentary, conceptual & single photo / Tbilisi History Museum / GEORGIA (KS & JAO)

  2. *ATHEN PHOTO FESTIVAL / shortlisted with ARROZ CON MANGO - THE NEW MAN / GREECE (KS & JAO)

  3. *LAF6 - Latin American Fotografía 6"/ Winner / for REPARTEROS / New York, USA (JAO)



2016

  1. *SONY WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD / 1st prize / professional competition / category: Art/Candid / for WAITING FOR THE CANDYMEN / London, UK (KS)

  2. *IPA-International Photography Awards / 1st place / professional / category Event: social cause / for ARROZ CON MANGO - THE NEW MEN / USA (KS)

  3. *PX3, Prix de la Photographie Paris /  professional / People's Choice: 1st place / category: Portraiture, Culture / for WAITING FOR THE CANDYMEN / FRANCE (KS)

  4. *PX3, Prix de la Photographie Paris /  professional / People's Choice: 1st place / category: Press, Political / for WAITING FOR THE CANDYMEN / FRANCE (KS)

  5. *PX3, Prix de la Photographie Paris /  professional / People's Choice: 1st place / category: Fine Art, People / for WAITING FOR THE CANDYMEN / FRANCE (KS)

  6. *PX3, Prix de la Photographie Paris /  professional / People's Choice: 1st place / category: Press, Feature Story / for ARROZ CON MANGO - THE NEW MAN / FRANCE (KS)

  7. *LAF5 - Latin American Fotografía 5"/ Winner / for WAITING FOR THE CANDYMEN / New York, USA (KS)

* PX3, Prix de la Photographie Paris 2016 /  professional / People's Choice: Category Winner / category: Portraiture / for WAITING FOR THE CANDYMEN / FRANCE (KS)

  1. *PX3, Prix de la Photographie Paris 2016 /  professional / People's Choice: Category Winner / category: Press / for ARROZ CON MANGO - THE NEW MAN / FRANCE (KS)

  2. *HessenFilm & Media / Film grant /  for the long-term documentary ADELHEID, KORNELIUS & DIE TÖTE (HD / 90min / Germany & Spain) / GERMANY (KS)

  3. *PX3, Prix de la Photographie Paris 2016 /  professional / People's Choice: 2nd place / category: Press, Feature Story / for WAITING FOR THE CANDYMEN / FRANCE (KS)

  4. *PX3, Prix de la Photographie Paris 2016 /  professional / People's Choice: 2nd place / category: Press, Political / for ARROZ CON MANGO - THE NEW MAN / FRANCE (KS)

  5. *PX3, Prix de la Photographie Paris 2016 /  professional / Honorable mention / for ARROZ CON MANGO - THE NEW MAN / FRANCE (KS)

  6. *5th LIFE FRAMER „an instant“ contest / Honorable mention / judged by Olivia Arthur (Magnum) / USA (KS)

  7. *IPA-International Photography Awards / professional / Social Cause Category / Honorable Mention / for MARSHLAND / USA (KS)

  8. *IPA-International Photography Awards / Editorial: Political Category / Honorable Mention / for MARSHLAND / USA (KS)

  9. *IPA-International Photography Awards / Social Cause Category / Honorable Mention / for WAITING FOR THE CANDYMEN/ USA (KS)

  10. *IPA-International Photography Awards / Editorial: Political category / Honorable Mention / for WAITING FOR THE CANDYMEN/ USA (KS)

  11. *IPA-International Photography Awards / Editorial: Photo Essay and Feature Story Category / Honorable Mention / for WAITING FOR THE CANDYMEN / USA (KS)

  12. *IPA-International Photography Awards / Event: Traditions and Cultures Category / Honorable Mention / for WAITING FOR THE CANDYMEN / USA (KS)

  13. *IPA-International Photography Awards / People: Lifestyle Category / Honorable Mention / for WAITING FOR THE CANDYMEN / USA (KS)

  14. *THE FAMILY OF MEN / IPA-International Photography Awards / Honorable mention / for NIGHT FALLS ABOUVE JESUS MARIA / USA (KS)

  15. *THE FAMILY OF MEN by IPA-International Photography Awards / Honorable mention / for MARSHLAND / USA (KS)

  16. *THE FAMILY OF MEN by IPA-International Photography Awards / Honorable mention / for PAN CON CROQUETA / USA (KS)



2015

  1. *IPA-International Photography Awards / Social Cause Category / Honorable Mention / for WAITING FOR THE CANDYMEN (work in progress) / USA (KS)

  2. *IPA-International Photography Awards/ Editorial: Photo essay and feature story category / Honorable Mention / for WAITING FOR THE CANDYMEN / USA (KS)

  3. *IPA-International Photography Awards / Deeper perspective category / Honorable Mention / for WAITING FOR THE CANDYMEN  (work in progress) / USA (KS)

  4. *IPA-International Photography Awards/ Fine art: portrait category / Honorable Mention / for WAITING FOR THE CANDYMEN (work in progress) / USA (KS)

  5. *IPA-International Photography Awards / Social Cause Category / Honorable Mention / for SAN LAZARO / USA (KS)

  6. *IPA-International Photography Awards / Editorial: General News category / Honorable Mention / for INSIGNIA / USA (KS)

  7. *IPA-International Photography Awards / Editorial: Photo essay and feature story category / Honorable Mention / for PAN CON CROQUETA  (work in progress) / USA (KS)

  8. *IPA-International Photography Awards / Deeper perspective category / Honorable Mention / for PAN CON CROQUETA  (work in progress) / USA (KS)

  9. *IPA-International Photography Awards / Editorial: Political / Honorable Mention / for SAN LAZARO / USA (KS)

  10. *IPA-International Photography Awards / People: portrait / Honorable Mention / for SOLDIERS DAY OFF / USA (KS)



2010

  1. *ScriptCamp, GERMANY (KS)



2006

* Baden-Württemberg Scholarship, GERMANY (KS)










COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS/ ART FAIRS / FESTIVALS etc.



2019

* Pink is the new grey / collective exhibition / documentary film ADELHEID, KORNELIUS & THE  DEATHS / MUSEUM OF WORLD CULTURES / Frankfurt am Main / GERMANY / (KS & MS)

* smart as photography - be an artist today!  / collective exhibition / at ZEPHYR room for contemporary photography / presented by BIENNALE FÜR AKTUELLE FOTOGRAFIE  / Mannheim / GERMANY / (3.2.-3.3.2019 / (KS)



2018

* 35. DOK FEST KASSEL - INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL / GERMANY / German festival premier of the long term documentary ADELHEID, KORNELIUS & THE  DEATHS (90min, color, Germany, Spain / 15.11.18  at 12:00 noon / (KS & MS)

* ADDIS PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL / ETHIOPIA / 6.12.18 - 10.12.18 / (JOA)

* Portfolio walk presented  by the DFA-Academy of German Photography /  NRW FORUM - Museum for contemporary Art / Düsseldorf GERMANY (JOA)

* „European look at Cuba“ presented by MICHAEL HORBACH FOUNDATION, Köln, GERMANY, 11.2.18 - 7.3.18 (KS)



2017

  1. *KOLGA PHOTO AWARD 2017 showcase at KOLGA TBILISI PHOTO week / Tbilisi History Museum / May 2017 / GEORGIA (KS & JAO)

  2. *GUEST ROOM curated by AZU NWAGBOGU (Nigeria) / presented by DER GREIF / GERMANY (KS)

  3. *BORDERS, BOUNDARIES & EDGES curated by Lisa J. Sutcliffe / presented by LensCulture / USA (KS)

  4. *F22 presented by UNEAC - Unión de escritores y artistas de Cuba / February 2017 / La Habana, CUBA (KS & JAO)

  5. *Portfolio walk presented  by the DFA-Academy of German Photography / H2 - ZENTRUM FÜR GEGENWARTSHKUNST  for contemporary Art / Augsburg GERMANY (KS)



2016

  1. *5th SIPF - Singapore International Photography Festival, SINGAPORE (KS)

  2. *SOMERSET HOUSE, London, UK 22nd April - 8th May 2016, UK (KS)

  3. *Alliance française, La Habana, CUBA (KS & JAO)

  4. *BRUSSELS EXPO. Palais 4, Brussels, BELGIUM (KS)

  5. *PhotoKina / Cologne, GERMANY (KS)

  6. *EUROVEA, Bratislava, SLOVAKIA (KS)

* PALAZZO TRIGONA, Enna, ITALY (KS)

* SONY SQUARE, New York, USA (KS)

* SPAZIO TADINI, MILANO, ITALY, 16.9-16.10.2016 (KS)

  1. *TONNARA DE MARZAMEMI, Sicily, ITALY (KS)

  2. *WIILLY BRANDT HAUS Berlin, 5.7.16 - 30.9.16, GERMANY (KS)

  3. *U SPACE, Beijing, CHINA, 7.6 to 26.2016  (KS)

  4. *SOCIEDAD DANTE ALIGHIERI, La Habana, CUBA (KS & JAO)



2015

  1. *ART BASEL MIAMI - Scop Art show / series PAN CON CROQUETA / Miami, USA (KS)



2014

  1. *ART BASEL MIAMI - Scop Art show / series PAN CON CROQUETA / Miami, USA  (KS)

  2. *Paris PhotoWeek / at MAGNUM photos, Office Paris / FRANCE  (KS)



2013

  1. *New Talent Biennale Cologne / documentary ROMAZE O.T (direction Elke Lehrenkrauss, DoP Kirstin Schmitt) / GERMANY (KS)



Kirstin & Maren Schmitt´s work as director, cinematographer and producer has been presented at several international film-festivals like Shanghai International Film festival,

DOK Leipzig, Kassler Dokfilm Fest, Berlinale, American Documentary Film Festival Palm Springs, etc.








SOLO EXHIBITIONS / SHOWCASES / CINEMA



  1. *CINEMA TOUR / documentary ADELHEID, KORNELIUS & THE  DEATHS (90min, Germany, Spain) / more than 30 screenings in cinemas in Hessen, Rhineland, Lower Saxony, Berlin & Hamburg / GERMANY (KS & MS)

  2. *ENDLESS SUMMER - exhibition to the movie ADELHEID, KORNELIUS & THE  DEATHS at FORUM / photography & objects / 23.4.19 till 15.5.2019 / Gelnhausen / GERMANY (KS & MS)

  3. *Cinema Preview / documentary ADELHEID, KORNELIUS & THE  DEATHS (90min, color, Germany, Spain) / 28.04.2019  at 7:00 pm / Cinema Büdingen / GERMANY (KS & MS)

  4. *Cinema Preview / documentary ADELHEID, KORNELIUS & THE  DEATHS (90min, color, Germany, Spain) / 27.04.2019  at 7:00 pm / Cinema Gelnhausen / GERMANY (KS & MS)

  5. *Galería "Julio Larramendi" / series PAN CON CROQUETA / 2015 / La Habana, CUBA (KS & JAO)

* FIAU-Festival de Arte Urbana Havana / series PAN CON CROQUETA / 2015 /  La Habana, CUBA (KS)

  1. *series PAN CON CROQUETA / during the 12. Bienal de La Habana 2015, presented by Fundación Caguayo, organizer Edenis Sanches  / La Habana, CUBA (KS)








PUBLICATIONS- BOOKS



  1. *DFA MAGAZINE #34 published by the DFA - Germany Academy of photography / 2018 / GERMANY (JAO)

  2. *"Europäer sehen Cuba" / Catalog Foundation Michael Horbach 2018 / GERMANY (KS)

  3. *DFA MAGAZINE #33 published by the DFA - Germany Academy of photography / 2017 / GERMANY (KS)

  4. *ISSUE Magazine / #01 in 2017 / Los Angeles, USA (KS)

  5. *LAF6 - LAF6 Latin American Fotografía & Illustration 6 / Catalog / 2016 / New York, USA  (JAO)

  6. *KOLGA PHOTO AWARD 2017 / Year book 2016 / GEORGIA (KS & JAO)

  7. *IPA - International Photography Awards / Year book 2016 / New York, USA (KS)

  8. *LAF5 - LAI5 Latin American Fotografía & Illustration 5 / Catalog / 2016 / New York, USA (KS)

  9. *5th SIPF - Singapore International photography Festival / Catalog / 2016 / SINGAPORE (KS)

  10. *Sony World Photography Awards / Catalog / 2016 / London, UK (KS)

  11. *“The Beauty of Humanity - SCOPE ART SHOW Art Basel Miami 2015“ / Catalog / publisher William Etundi Jr. / New York, USA  (KS)








COLLECTIONS



* Monica Cerge Tabaldo / CUBA (JAO & KS)








PUBLICATIONS- PRESS / BLOGS (selection)



TimeLight Box / the guardian / Huffington Post / I`Oreil de la photographie / New York Times / Der Spiegel / Interview / NZZ / Die Zeit Online / Art Radar Asia / FAZ / Der Greif / Garbos  Magazine / American Photo / International Business Times / ICON Magazine / Lens Culture / Staatsoper Stuttgart / DFA-Germany Academy of photography Magazine / Süddeutsche Zeitung / ttt- titel, thesen, tempramente (ARD TV) / Hauptsache Kultur (HR TV) etc.








MASTERCLASS / WORKSHOPS ETC.



2016

  1. *Ostkreuz photo agency / Berlin, GERMANY (KS)

  2. *Portfolio walk / DFA - Deutsche Fotografische Akademie, GERMANY (KS)

  3. *UNEAC - Unión de escritores y artistas de Cuba / CUBA (JAO & KS)



2015

  1. *LEICA workshop by Bruce Gilden (MAGNUM) / GERMANY (KS)

  2. *UNEAC - Unión de escritores y artistas de Cuba / CUBA (JAO)



2014

* MAGNUM photos Paris workshop by Eli Reed / FRANCE (KS)



since 2013

  1. *Contemporary ballet, Teatro National de Cuba / CUBA (KS)


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