Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Corinna Kern is a German photojournalist and documentary photographer based in Israel.
Inclined towards the counter-cultural and non-mainstream, her work gives intimate insights into people’s lives on the margins of society. Capturing the humanity behind their nonconformist choices from an insider-perspective, Kern’s candid photography proposes a challenge to preconceived notions.
Coming from a background of video editing at one of Germany’s major TV stations “Westdeutscher Rundfunk”, Kern fully devoted herself to her passion by taking up a Master in Photojournalism at the University of Westminster in London in 2012. Upon completion of her studies with distinction in 2013 she was selected for a mentorship with Getty Images Reportage, followed by the Getty Images Reportage Emerging Talent Award in 2014. She decided to base herself in South Africa for two years in order to extensively work on personal long-term projects. In 2016 she relocated to Israel where she continues to focus on people and communities of diverse cultures and backgrounds, while freelancing for international publications and photo agencies.
Her work gained international recognition through prestigious photo contests, such as Pictures Of The Year International, NPPA Best of Photojournalism, Sony World Photography Awards, International Photography Awards, Lensculture Awards, Photolucida Critical Mass, among others. Her photographic work has been featured in renowned publications, such as TIME Lightbox, The New York Times, CNN, Vice, Magazine du Monde, Marie Claire, Stern, Die Zeit, Spiegel, The Guardian, De Standaard, Esquire, and others.
Corinna is available for assignments worldwide.
2015 - Photolucida Critical Mass, 2015 - 30 under 30 by Magnum Photos, 2015 - Alexia Foundation Professional Grant, 2015 - The Documentary Collection Exposure Award, 2015 - Pictures of the Year International, 2015 - NPPA Best of Photojournalism, 2015 - Lensculture Portrait Awards, 2015 - International Photography Awards, 2015 - International Photography Awards, 2015 - One Eyed Jacks Open Call, 2014 - ND Awards, 2014 - Lensculture Emerging Talent Awards , 2014 - Photolucida Critical Mass, 2014 - Getty Images Reportage Emerging Talent Award, 2014 - Magnum Showcase 'Youth Culture', 2014 - PDNedu Student Photography Contest, 2014 - Perugia Social Photo Fest, 2014 - Go Indie Photo Contest, 2014 - PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris, 2014 - Moscow International Foto Awards, 2014 - Moscow International Foto Awards, 2014 - ND Awards, 2013 - The Guardian Student Media Awards, 2013 - Getty Images Reportage Mentorship, 2016 - Head On Photo Festival
- Video editing
Purim in Mea Shearim
Ultra-Orthodox Jews wearing costumes celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim in the ultra-Orthodox neighborhood of Mea Shearim in Jerusalem, Israel, March 13, 2017. The Jewish holiday of Purim celebrates the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther.
Israeli Defense Forces
Israeli infantry soldiers from the Haruv battalion of the Kfir Brigade take part in a counterterrorism drill with helicopters, that takes place in open fields close to the Kfir Brigade base in the Jordan Valley, West Bank, Israel on April 05, 2017.
Israeli Defense Forces
An Israeli infantry soldier from the Haruv battalion of the Kfir Brigade takes part in an urban warfare drill that takes place at an abandoned building close to the Kfir Brigade base in the Jordan Valley, West Bank, Israel, on April 05, 2017.