Award-winning photographer Astrid Schulz is recognized for conceptual portraits as well as for intimate documentary images and her cinematic view. Originally from Germany, she is based in London since 1994, where she started a career as a costume designer. Her focus went onto photography in 2003, when she decided to study at London College of Communication.
Influenced by her design background in film & TV, Astrid is known for her innovative ideas, from engaging portraits to humorous art-projects. She regularly works on a diverse range of personal projects and has been exhibited internationally. In her studio photographs she often explores and questions the connection of people with their surrounding culture or habitus.
Astrid is regularly commissioned for editorial, and book publishing for which she travels the world. Fascinated with foreign cultures and passionate about exploring the seemingly unknown, her documentary images allow an insight and a deeper understanding into people’s lives. Astrid is currently editing her first solo book ('100 Faces of Viet Nam'), to be released in 2017.
2015 'Waaw' in Saint Louis, Senegal
2013 'New Space Art Foundation' in Hue, Vietnam
2016 - 2016 LensCulture Exposure Award, 2016 - KOLGA Tbilisi Photo Award, 2016 - Social Documentary Network, 2015 - Bui Xuan Phai - 'Love for Hanoi' Award, 2015 - KOLGA Tbilisi Photo Award, 2014 - London Photographic Awards, 'Lets Face It', 2013 - London Photographic Awards, 'Lets Face It', 2007 - London Photographic Awards, 'Open Competition', 2004 - London Photographic Awards, 'Beauty & Form'