Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Corinna Kern is a German photojournalist and documentary photographer currently based between Israel and Germany.
Her long-term projects give intimate insights into alternative cultures and people’s lives on the fringes of society, aiming to challenge preconceived notions associated with her topics.
Coming from a background of video editing with a position at one of Germany’s major TV stations “Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR)”, she fully devoted herself to photography 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. After freelancing in South Africa for two years she started working in Israel from 2016.
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, CNN, Vice, Magazine du Monde, Stern, Die Zeit, Spiegel Online, De Standaard, Esquire, and others.
Corinna is available for assignments worldwide.
2015 - Photolucida Critical Mass, 2015 - International Photography Awards, 2015 - One Eyed Jacks Open Call, 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, 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
- Video editing
NABLUS, PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES - APRIL 27, 2016: Samaritans take part in a pilgrimage marking the holiday of Passover at Mount Gerizim on the outskirts of the West City of Nablus April 27, 2016. The Samaritans, who trace their roots to the Biblical kingdom of Israel in what is now the northern occupied West Bank, observe religious practices similar to those of Judaism.
Pesach - Judaism
KOMEMIYUT, ISRAEL - MAY 03, 2016: Ultra-Orthodox Jews follow an ancient Biblical command by harvesting wheat at a field in the Ultra-orthodox moshav of Komemiyut, May 3, 2016, They will store the wheat for almost a year and then use it to grind flour to make unleavened bread for the week-long Passover festival.
Red Army, Israel
ASHDOD, ISRAEL - MAY 07, 2016: A boy wearing a Red Army uniform poses for a portrait during an event in remembrance of the upcoming Victory Day, marking the anniversary of the Allied victory over Nazi Germany, in the southern city of Ashdod, May 7, 2016.