As a photographer, Claudius Schulze has travelled and worked in almost fifty countries, concentrating on extended photographic projects. Whilst he is a dinner table radical, Claudius prefers subtilty and disguised symbolism in his photography.
His book Socotra is a visual journey to the idea of islands –strange and magical– and the colonialist tradition of travel. It earned him the invitation to become an Associate with the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain and a nomination for the World Press Photo’s master class.
Claudius’ work has appeared in numerous international publications including Geo, Stern, Der Spiegel, National Geographic Traveller, GQ, NEON, and The Independent. His photographs have been exhibited in London, New York, Istanbul, and Berlin, among others. In 2012, Claudius Schulze was selected as one of Germany’s top 30 journalists under 30.
Prior to photography, Claudius Schulze originally studied Political Science and Islamic Studies at Hamburg University and he received a Master’s degree in Conflict Analysis and Resolution at Sabanci University Istanbul. His photographic mastery was polished at LCC, University of the Arts London, where he graduated the M.A. program Documentary Photography and Photojournalism with distinction. Most recently he participated in the master class of Simon Norfolk.
Claudius is member of the Cloud Appreciation Society. He currently lives in Hamburg and Istanbul.