Through design Joanna Nottebrock comes to photography - for an advertising agency she works as an art director, then she found her passion in photography. In 2007 she studied photography in Hanover. Twice her work has been exhibited at the Lumix Festival, also at the Kunstverein Wiesbaden and in the context of various community and traveling exhibitions. She takes part in workshops with Peter Rigaud, Anders Petersen, and at least Antonin Kratochvil (VII) and Moises Saman (Magnum). After her bachelor's degree in 2011 Joanna Nottebrock studied in the master class of the University of Hannover and was awarded for her thesis "Greece is in a tunnel, without seeing light" with the VG Bildkunst fellowship for one of her intended project in Cuba. Since late 2011, she is a member of the photo agency laif. Since 2012 she is working as freelance photojournalist (for clients like Stern, Spiegel, Die Zeit, NZZ, Chrismon, Le Monde, The New York Times, …) and received different awards for her sensitive reporting.