about Carolin Weinkopf

Carolin Weinkopf

freelance photographer
based in Berlin // available worldwide


I am Carolin Weinkopf, a female photographer specializing in documentary and portrait photography. I use given, natural light and small equipment and I focus on authentic moments. I have a passion for people and places and the stories coming along and love to travel. I also occasionally write, mostly portraits of people that I also photograph, or stories from the road.


My goal is to capture people in dignity and in their natural environment – without special effects or a lot of intervention. I have worked on a number of international projects – on assignment, supported by grants, crowd-funded, for cooperations or entirely independent. Much of my documentary work is related to the social, non-profit, fair-trade or development sector. I have taught several private and collective photography workshops – at my kitchen table in Berlin, on the floors of a Nepali arts collective as well as at the University of Oxford.


I am available for freelance work worldwide, you can hire me for documentary, portrait, event or corporate assignments, you can buy most of my images as high quality prints or for editorial use. I am also open for interesting cooperations.


Please reach out to me by email: hi@carolinweinkopf.de



Masterclass Arno Fischer @ Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie Berlin (2009-2011)
Bachelor of Arts Journalism & Political Science @ Freie Universität Berlin (2004-2009)
Guest Studies Photography/Documentary @ Universität der Künste Berlin (2006-2007)



Paratissima @ Cultural Center Skopje, Macedonia (2016)
Macedonia + Nepal @ CSSP Berlin (2014 – 2016)
Mensch @ Parkhotel Frank Oberstdorf (2015)
Siehste, jeht doch! Meisterklasse Arno Fischer, letzter Jahrgang. @ Haus am Kleistpark Berlin (2013)
JungArt Artist’s Night @ Kitty Cheng Berlin (2012)
State of Mind @ Dean Dorle Concept Store Hamburg (2012)
European Cultural Foundation Display @ Princess Magriet Award Brussels, Belgium (2012)
Best of Nepal @ Rotasia Kathmandu, Nepal (2012)
Gif. me. Berlin @ iheartberlin.de & HBC Berlin (2011) (see)
JungArt @ Alte Münze Berlin (2011) (see)
about:blank @ Globetrotter Berlin (2011)
School Exhibition @ Ostkreuz School of Photography Berlin (2011)


Workshops taught

Berlin (2017)
Berlin (2016)
Berlin (2015)
Berlin (2014)
University of Oxford, UK (2013)
Berlin (2011)
Sattya Media Arts Collective, Kathmandu, Nepal (2011)


Grants & Support (selection)

European Cultural Foundation (read)
Canon Germany
Pentax Germany
Samsung Germany
Norway.YourWay (watch 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9)
Globetrotter Berlin
Macedonian Embassy Berlin
Startnext (watch)


Features/Interviews (selection)

Deutsche Welle (read)
Berliner Zeitung (read)
Tagesspiegel (read)
Zeit.de (see)
Brigitte (read)
Samsung (read)
Picdrop (read)
Dnevnik (Macedonia)
i-ref (read 1 2 3 4 5)
Glowbus (read)
Travelettes (read)
Venture Village (read/see)
The Creative Book
The ISIS Oxford (read)
The Red Film (read)
A l’heure du thé
European Cultural Foundation Labs


Publications (selection)

Sueddeutsche Zeitung
Tagesspiegel & Tagesspiegel Online
Die Tageszeitung (taz) & taz Online
FAZ Online
Berliner Zeitung & Berliner Zeitung Online
Frankfurter Rundschau
Politiken (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Adresseavisen (Bergen, Norway)
ZEIT Online
Stern Online
GEO Special
MONOPOL – Magazin für Kunst und Leben
Missy Magazine
Deutschlandfunk Online
Handelsblatt Online
Bild am Sonntag
DRadio Wissen
Mit Vergnügen
NPR Berlin
Revue – Magazine for the next Society
This is Jane Wayne
40 Days of Eating
World Fairtrade Organization (WFTO)
MENSCHEN. Das Magazin
Impulse/Impulse Wissen
Edition F
SWISS Magazine


Clients (selection)

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
Deutscher Bundestag/mitmischen.de
Bundesministerium für Arbeit und Soziales
Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (SPD)
Bündnis 90/Die Grünen
Die Linke
ZEIT Online
Die Tageszeitung (taz)
Berliner Zeitung
Universität Duisburg-Essen
HPI School of Design Thinking
Politiken (Denmark)
Gruner + Jahr
Berlin Verlag
Ullstein Verlag
S. Fischer Verlag
Holtzbrinck Gruppe
Alfred Töpfer Stiftung
Aktion Mensch
Mercedes Benz
NOAH Conference Berlin/London
BDL Accelerate Beirut
The Owners Forum Middle East/India/Europe
RUF Jugendreisen
Edition F
Myspace Germany
Factory Berlin
German Arts
The Changer
Paula Panke
Long March Canteen
Egon Brandstetter Bespoke Tailor
Fantastic Frank Berlin



French (basic)
…and a tiny bit of Macedonian, Norwegian and Arabic