about

about Carolin Weinkopf

Carolin Weinkopf

*1984
freelance photographer
based in Berlin // available worldwide

News:

  • I recently gave a looooooong interview to Andreas Chudowski, the founder and CEO of Picdrop. You can listen to the (German) podcast episode here.)
  • Until the end of 2019 I took over the photo column of Berlin magazine Zitty.

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 their stories and I love to travel near and far. I also occasionally write, mostly portraits of people that I also photograph, or personal 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 – just the magic of human nature and social landscapes. 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.

For any inquiries, please reach out to me by email: hi@carolinweinkopf.de

Education

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

Exhibitions

Der eigene Blick @ Pyramide Hellersdorf Berlin (2018)
Macedonia + Nepal @ CSSP Berlin (2014 – 2017)
Paratissima @ Cultural Center Skopje, Macedonia (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 (2018)
Berlin (2017)
Berlin (2016)
Berlin (2015)
Berlin (2014)
University of Oxford, UK (2013)
Berlin (2011)
Sattya Media Arts Collective, Kathmandu, Nepal (2011)

Features/Interviews (selection, A-Z)

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

Grants & Support (selection, A-Z)

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

Publications (selection, A-Z)

40 Days of Eating
Adresseavisen (Bergen, Norway)
Akzente (GIZ)
Berliner Zeitung
BamS
Brigitte
Deutsche Welle
Deutschlandfunk
Die Tageszeitung (taz)
Edition F
Eltern
Emotion
FAZ
Fantastic Frank
Femtastics
Fluter
Frankfurter Rundschau
GEO Special
Gründerszene
Handelsblatt
Impulse/Impulse Wissen
JOYN
Krautreporter
MENSCHEN. Das Magazin
Missy Magazine
Mit Vergnügen
MONOPOL – Magazin für Kunst und Leben
Myspace
NIDO
NPR Berlin
Politiken (Denmark)
REVUE – Magazine for the Next Society
Stern
Sueddeutsche Zeitung
SWISS Magazine
Tagesspiegel
This is Jane Wayne
Vorwärts (SPD)
Wired
World Fairtrade Organization (WFTO)
ZEIT Online
Zitty

Clients (selection, A-Z)

6Wunderkinder
Aktion Mensch
Alfred Töpfer Stiftung
Audible
BDL Accelerate Beirut
Berlin Verlag
Berliner Zeitung
Billie
Blogfamilia
Bundesministerium für Arbeit und Soziales
Bundesministerium für Familie, Senioren, Frauen und Jugend
Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur
Bündnis 90/Die Grünen
GIZ Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit Nepal/ Morocco/Germany
Deutscher Bundestag
Deutscher Frauenrat
Deutsche Welle
Die Linke
Die Tageszeitung (taz)
Edition F
ELTERN
Factory Berlin
Fantastic Frank
Femtastics
Geekettes
German Arts
Gruner + Jahr
Henkel
Holtzbrinck Gruppe
HPI School of Design Thinking
JOYN
Long March Canteen
Mercedes-Benz
Mitmischen.de
Myspace
NIDO
NOAH Conference Berlin/London
NOW GmbH Nationale Organisation Wasserstoff- und Brennstoffzellentechnologie
Paula Panke
Politiken (Denmark)
rebuy
RUF Jugendreisen
S. Fischer Verlag
Selfnation
Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (SPD)
The Changer
The Owners Forum Middle East/India/Europe
Ullstein Verlag
Universität Duisburg-Essen
Wo/men Inc
ZDF
ZEIT Online
ZEIT Stiftung
Zitty

Languages

German (mother tongue)
English (exceptionally well)
French (basic)
…and a tiny (!) bit of Macedonian, Norwegian and Arabic