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Photojournalist Gordon Welters

Gordon Welters

 

Mobil: +49 (0)170 834 66 83

Mail: mail@gordonwelters.com

Website: www.gordonwelters.com

 

Since 1998 I work as a freelance photographer with a focus on documentary, portrait, travel and corporate. I realise assignments for clients - national and international magazines and newspapers, also non-government organizations, enterprises and advertising agencies - worldwide. In addition to commissioned works, I am still working on personal projects. For my reportages I am following the requirements of a socially engaged photojournalism. Mostly these stories are about being human. 

 

In 2003 I took an entire year off to study photo journalism at London College of Communication. Since 2006 I am represented by photo agency laif and became a contributing photographer to Redux Pictures in 2012. From 2009 on I regularly work for the New York Times. I joined the course 'Protection and behavior in crisis centers' for journalists of the German Federal Ministry of Defense in 2012. Furthermore I regularly lead different photo workshops and have been a jury member of various photo awards in Germany and the USA.

 

For assignments and independent projects I had already travelled to Palestine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Senegal, Tanzania, Cuba, Canada and across Europe.

 

Assignments

Among others for: Aftenposten, Dagens Næringsliv, de Volkskrant, Die Zeit, Handelsblatt, International Herald Tribune, NRC Handelsblad, NZZ am Sonntag, taz, The New York Times / International New York Times, The Sunday Telegraph, The Times, The Washington Post,

 

Brigitte, CashFlow, chrismon, Corriere della Sera SETTE Magazine, Der Spiegel, Focus, Impulse, M – Le magazine du Monde, National Geographic, NEWS Magazine, Newsweek, Nido, stern, The Fader Magazine, The New York Times Magazine,

 

Attac, Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund, Bundesjugendring, Caritas, Christian Aid, DGB, Greenpeace, IG-Metall, medico international, Oxfam, Transparency International, UNHCR, ver.di,

 

Audi, AVM, ARTHEN KOMMUNIKATION GmbH, Deutsche Post, Northwestern University, SILVERKRIS (Singapore Airlines), Tchibo and the VolkswagenStiftung.

 

Publications

Among others in: Amnesty Journal, Augenblicke-Telekom, Brand Eins, Business Punk, Der Freitag, Eine Welt Magazin, enorm, Eurobonus Traveler (SAS Scandinavian Airlines), Financial Times Deutschland, Fluter, Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, GEO, Haaretz, La Stampa, Le Point, manager magazin, Money Week, Monopol, NEON, Nouvel Observateur, Playboy, Russian Reporter, advertising campaign by Scholz & Friends, stern Reisen, UNICEF News, welt-sichten and WirtschaftsWoche.

 

Awards

2014, Freedom to Love photography award, third place for “Behind the Silence”

2014, "Wort im Bild" ("words in images"), “Behind the Silence" won at  this international photographic competition on the theme of literature

2014, n-ost Reportage Prize, “Behind the Silence” is nominated in the category: Photo Reportage

2014, Henri Nannen Prize, “Behind the Silence” is nominated in the category: Photo Reportage

2014, KOLGA TBILISI PHOTO AWARD, “Behind the Silence” is shortlisted in the category: Documentary

2013, UNICEF Photo of the Year 2013, honorable mention for "Behind the Silence"

2012, Henri Nannen Prize, “Go, my beauty” is shortlisted in the category: Photo Reportage

2011, International Photography Awards, 1st place for “Go, my beauty” in the category: People – Family professional

2011, International Photography Awards, honorable mention for my picture of the protest against nuclear waste transport in the category: Special – Night Photography professional

2011, Hansel-Mieth Prize 2011, honorable mention for "Go, my beauty"

2010, FotoDoks festival for current documentary photography, FotoDoks-Award for "Go, my beauty"

2010, PDN Photo Annual, my feature "Uprising" won in the category: Photojournalism

2010, International Photography Awards, honorable mention for “Go, my beauty” in the category: Deeper Perspective

2010, FreeLens Award for Young Photojournalism, as one of 60 photographers from around the world, I´m nominated for the Award with my story "Go, my beauty"

2010, Renaissance Photography Prize, shortlisted in the category Movement with a picture of my feature  "Uprising"

2009, International Aperture Awards, Silver Award for a picture of my feature  "Uprising" in the category: Photojournalism

2009, The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards (WPGA), honorable mention for a picture of my feature "Uprising" in the category: Documentary

2009, International Photography Awards (IPA), honorable mention for "Uprising" in the category Editorial - General News professional

2009, International Photography Awards (IPA), honorable mention for Woodstock Festival picture in the category People - Lifestyle professional

2009, Sony World Photography Awards, 2nd place for "Loveparade" and "Woodstock Festival" in the professional category Music

2009, G+J Photo Award, shortlisted in the category National Geographic Deutschland

2008, UNICEF Photo of the Year 2008, honorable mention for "Living on wheels"

2008, BILLBOARD/ PDN Summer Music Moment, Woodstock Festival picture won in the category: Crowd

2008, FotoDoks festival for current documentary photography,  honorable mention for "Living on wheels"

2008, FreeLens Award for Young Photojournalism, as one of 60 photographers from around the world, I´m nominated for the Award with my story "Living on wheels"

2008, Nominated for the 2008 edition of the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass

2007, PDN Photo Annual, www.gordonwelters.com received award for web sites

2004, Ian Parry Memorial Scholarship, special mention

2004, Tom Webster Award for Photojournalism, shortlisted

 

Scholarships

2010, from Stiftung Kulturwerk of VG Bild-Kunst

 

Screenings 

2014, Festival FotoIstanbul in Istanbul/ Turkey, "Berlin" seen by street photography

2012, 8th Angkor Photo Festival in Siem Reap/ Cambodia, "Living on wheels"

 

Exhibitions 

2015, Freedom to Love photography award, “Behind the Silence" in London/ UK, Joint Exhibition 

2014, 6th European Month of Photography in Berlin/ Germany, "Living on wheels", Joint Exhibition

2014, UNICEF - 25 Years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, "Living on wheels" on Frankfurt Book Fair/ Germany, Joint Exhibition

2014, KOLGA AWARD EXHIBITION, “Behind the Silence" and "Go, my beauty" is shown in Tbilisi/ Georgia in "The best photos of the year" - Exhibition, Joint Exhibition

2014, UNICEF Photo of the Year 2013, “Behind the Silence", Joint Exhibition

2013, Rückblende 2012 - Political Photography in Germany, Joint Exhibition (also Rückblende 2011, 2009, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2003 and 2002)

2012, Zenith Fotopreis 2011, "Muslims in Germany" in Bonn/ Germany (Stiftung Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland), Joint Exhibition

2012, The Browse Photo Festival Berlin 2012, "Go, my beauty" in Berlin/ Germany, Joint Exhibition

2011, UNHCR, "60 Years, 60 Lives", Joint Exhibition

2010, FotoDoks festival for current documentary photography, "Go, my beauty" in Munich/ Germany, Joint Exhibition

2010, LUMIX festival for Young Photojournalism, "Go, my beauty" in Hannover/ Germany, Joint Exhibition

2010, Goethe-Institut, "Living on wheels" in Saint Petersburg, Russia, Joint Exhibition

2010, Renaissance Photography Prize, exhibition of shortlisted photographers in London/ UK, Joint Exhibition

2009/2010, Sony World Photography Awards, winner’s exhibition, the Global Tour stops in Cannes, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, New York, Toronto, Mexico City, Paris, London and Berlin, Joint Exhibition

2009, 9th International Exhibition of Photography “Gjon Mili”, "Woodstock Festival" in the Kosovo National Art Gallery in Prishtina, Joint Exhibition

2009, Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie, "Living on wheels" in Darmstadt/ Germany, Joint Exhibition

2009, FREELENS annual meeting, "Exposure and truth" in Munich/ Germany, Joint Exhibition

2009, "Living on wheels“ in Potsdam/ Germany, Solo Exhibiton 

2009, Neunplus Gallery, "Friday the 13th" in Berlin/ Germany, Joint Exhibition

2008, FotoDoks festival for current documentary photography, "Living on wheels" in Bad Aibling/ Germany, Joint Exhibition

2008, UNICEF Photo of the Year 2008, “Living on wheels", Joint Exhibition

2008, LUMIX festival for Young Photojournalism, "Living on wheels" in Hannover/ Germany, Joint Exhibition

2008, „BLOCK G8“ in Potsdam/ Germany, Solo Exhibiton 

2004, The Ian Parry Scholarship  2004 in London/ UK, Joint Exhibition 

2004, Degree Show of Postgraduate Diploma  in Photojournalism in London/ UK, Joint Exhibition 

2002, "Irian Jaya" in Potsdam/ Germany, Solo Exhibiton 

2001, Journalistenbüro Spot, "Deutschlandbilder" in Taschkent/ Usbekistan, Joint Exhibition 

2000, "Irian Jaya" in Brandenburg/ Germany, Solo Exhibiton 

2000, "off art" in Brandenburg/ Germany, Joint Exhibition

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