JAKOB
SCHNETZ

Jakob Schnetz (*1991, Germany) is a photographer, artist, author/researcher and lecturer based in Münster, Germany. Besides editorial and corporate commissions, Schnetz interest focuses on personal long-term projects at the intersection of journalistic and artistic approaches, as well as research. He holds a B.A. in photojournalism and a M.A. in history and theory of photography.
His photographic works explore possibilities of a critical perspective on societal structures and mechanisms within the topics of economy, identity and representation; his research deals with technological and cultural preconditions and sociopolitical implications of the photographic medium and its practices. He is a PhD candidate at Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut Essen (KWI).

Jakob is available for editorial or corporate assignments and collaborations both national and international.
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info[at]jakobschnetz.de
+49 173 811 8979

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CURRENT POSITION
Since 06 | 2023 PhD candidate at Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut Essen (KWI) and Folkwang University of Arts.

EDUCATION
10 | 2019 - 09 | 2022 M.A. Photography Studies and Research, Folkwang University of Arts, Essen, Germany
10 | 2016 - 04 | 2017 Exchange Semester, Studies of Journalism and Photojournalism at Tomsk State University, Russia
10 | 2012 - 06 | 2018 B.A. Photojournalism and Documentary Photography, Hanover University of Applied Arts and Sciences, Germany

MONOGRAPHS
2019 'PLACE OF PROMISE', Edition Lammerhuber
2018 'PPT MAGAZIN', self-published by Jakob Schnetz

SELECTED CLIENTS AND PUBLICATIONS (as photographer)
6mois (FR), Bilanz, Berliner Zeitung am Wochenende, Bloomberg Businessweek (US), Brand Eins, Brasilia, CAPITAL, chrismon, DAS MAGAZIN (CH), DER SPIEGEL, DER SPIEGEL Wissen, Der Standard (AT), DeCorrespondent (NL), Deutschlandfunk, DeVolkskrant (NL), DIE ZEIT, DUMMY, fluter, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, GEO, Hant Magazin, Harvard Business Manager, Ignant, Index (HU), Joia Magazine (CHL), LFI, L'observatoire (FR), manager magazin, Ostlook Magazine, Ostpol Magazin, Plan W, Spiegel Online, Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin, Süddeutsche Zeitung, t3n, taz. Die Tageszeitung, Wallpaper* (UK), Weekendavisen (DK), WIRED (US), ZEIT Campus, ZEIT MAGAZIN, ZEIT Online, ZEIT Verbrechen
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Ace&Tate, ARD/Degeto, Berghof Foundation, Bureaux Bordeaux, defakto, Federal Foreign Office Germany, German Olympic Sports Confederation, GGUA Flüchtlingshilfe e.V., Herrenknecht AG, Junge Oper Hannover, Junges Theater Hannover, Kampnagel Hamburg, Lichthof Theater Hamburg, Museum Georg Schäfer Schweinfurt, Oper Bonn, Oper Hannover, Staatstheater Linz, SWR, Trigema, Wald und Forst NRW

AWARDS AND MENTIONS
2020 Henri-Nannen-Prize, Germany (Shortlist, category Reportage Photography)
2020 Freelens Award, Germany (Nominated)
2019 German Photobook Award, Germany (Winner Bronze Medal category Coffee Table Books)
2019 Acatech Photo Prize, Germany (Nominated)
2019 Voies Off Award, France (Best of 7)
2019 Kassel Photobook Dummy Award, Germany (Shortlist)
2019 Kolga Award, Georgia (Shortlist)
2018 German Photobook Award, Germany (Winner Bronze Medal Selfpublishing category)
2018 Cortona On The Move New Visions, Italy (Finalist)
2018 Riga Photomonth Selection, Latvia (Finalist)
2018 Sony World Photography Awards, GB (Shortlist professional competition, Creative category)
2018 LensCulture Exposure Award, Netherlands (Finalist)
2017 Moscow International Photo Awards, Russia (Winner Silver Medal Portfolio category)
2017 N-Ost Reportage Award, Germany (Nominated)
2017 Kolga Award, Georgia (Shortlist)
2016 LensCulture Emerging Talent Award, Netherlands (Winner)
2016 PDN Photo Annual, USA (Winner student category)
2016 German Youth Photo Prize, Germany (Winner 1st place)
2016 Kolga Award, Georgia (Shortlist)
2016 Freelens Award, Germany (Nominated)
2016 Voies Off Award, France (Finalist)
2015 Gabriel Grüner Grant, Germany (Winner)
2015 Felix Schoeller Emerging Talent Award, Germany (Nominated)
2015 German Youth Photo Prize, Germany (Winner 1st place)
2015 College Photographer of the Year Award, USA (Winner Silver Medal Interpretive Eye category)
2015 College Photographer of the Year Award, USA (Winner Bronze Medal General News category)
2015 Kolga Award, Georgia (Shortlist)
2014 VGH Photo Award, Germany (Winner)

SOLO SHOWS
2019 'PLACE OF PROMISE', Fuchsbau Festival, Lehrte, Germany
2019 'A REINDEER AND A BURNING OIL CAN, Literaturhaus St. Jakobi, Hildesheim, Germany
2018 'A REINDEER AND A BURNING OIL CAN', Galerie Bohai, Hannover, Germany
2017 'A REINDEER AND A BURNING OIL CAN', 'CHRONOLOGY OF A FAILURE', Kunstverein Grafschaft Bentheim, Germany
2015 'TRADE SHOW', VGH Award, travelling exhibition, Lower Saxony, Germany
2014 'TRADE SHOW', VGH Award, VGH Galerie, Hanover, Germany

GROUP SHOWS
2024 'CASCADES', North Rhine Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and Arts, Germany
2022 'PEOPLE PLACE TECHNOLOGY', Museum für Photographie Braunschweig, Germany
2021 'PEOPLE PLACE TECHNOLOGY', Video Installation, Kulturhaus Mestlin, Mestlin, Germany
2020 'PEOPLE PLACE TECHNOLOGY', Lumix Festival, Hannover, Germany
2020 'PLACE OF PROMISE', German Photobook Award, travelling exhibition, Germany
2019 'ROBBY', Gallery Lazarus, Hamburg, Germany
2019 'PLACE OF PROMISE', German Photobook Award, travelling exhibition, Germany
2019, PEOPLE PLACE TECHNOLOGY, Les rencontres de la Photographie, Marrakech, Morocco (projection)
2019, PEOPLE PLACE TECHNOLOGY, Voies Off Award, Arles, France (projection)
2019 'ULTIMA THULE' Book Dummy, Kassel Fotobookfestival, Dummy Award, travelling exhibition, International
2019 'PPT MAGAZIN', German Photobook Award, travelling exhibition, Germany
2018 'PPT MAGAZIN', German Photobook Award, travelling exhibition, Germany
2019 'A REINDEER AND A BURNING OIL CAN', Ostlook Platform Exhibition, Tblisi, Georgia
2019 'ROBBY', Kolga Tblisi Award, Tblisi, Georgia
2018 'A REINDEER AND A BURNING OIL CAN', Ostlook Platform, Galerie 21, Triennial of Photography, Hamburg, Germany
2018 'PEOPLE PLACE TECHNOLOGY', Galerie für Fotografie, Hannover, Germany
2018 'TRADE SHOW', Biennale de la Photographie Freiburg Mulhouse, Kunsthalle L6, Freiburg, Germany
2018 'A REINDEER AND A BURNING OIL CAN', Cortona On The Move New Visions, Italy (projection)
2018 'A REINDEER AND A BURNING OIL CAN', Riga Photomonth Selection, Latvia (projection)
2018 'A REINDEER AND A BURNING OIL CAN', Sony World Photography Awards, Somerset House, London GB (projection)
2017 'COLD PEACE', HANT Magazin Retrospective, Kunsthalle Erfurt, Germany
2017 'PRESENCE/ABSENCE', Ver.di Höfe, Hannover, Germany
2017 'TRADE SHOW', Visa Off/Visa pour l'image , Perpignan, France
2017 'TRADE SHOW', ICP Museum, New York , USA (projection)
2017 'TRADE SHOW', PhotOn Festival, Valencia, Spain (projection)
2017 'TRADE SHOW', Art Photo Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain (projection)
2017 'TRADE SHOW', Head On Photo Festival, Sydney, Australia (projection)
2017 'TRADE SHOW', FestFoto Brazil, Porto Alegre, Brazil (projection)
2017, 'TRADE SHOW', Krakow Photomonth Festival, Krakow, Poland (projection)
2017 'TRADE SHOW', Los Angeles Festival of Photography, Los Angeles, USA (projection)
2017 'TRADE SHOW', Odessa//Batumi Photo Days Festival , Odessa, Ukraine (projection)
2017 'TRADE SHOW', FORMAT International Photography Festival, Derby, UK (projection)
2017 'WAR AS USUAL', 'MARSHRUTKA', Kolga Tblisi Award, Tblisi, Georgia
2017 'TRADE SHOW', Month of Photography Denver, Denver, USA (projection)
2017 'TRADE SHOW', Focus Photography Festival, Mumbai, India (projection)
2017 'COLD PEACE', German Youth Photo Award, Forum Gestaltung, Magdeburg, Germany (projection)
2017 'TRADE SHOW', Photo Award Hoepfner-Stiftung, Industrie u. Handelskammer, Karlsruhe, Germany
2016 'TRADE SHOW', GAF Galerie für Fotografie, Hanover, Germany
2016 'TRADE SHOW', Tiradentes Photo Festival, Tiradentes, Brazil (projection)
2016 'TRADE SHOW', Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism, Hanover, Germany
2016 'COLD PEACE', German Youth Photo Award, photokina, Cologne, Germany
2016 'TRADE SHOW', Leica "Upcoming Masters" Exhibition, photokina, Cologne, Germany
2016 'COLD PEACE', Voies Off Award Selection, Fotoistanbul Festival, Istanbul, Turkey (projection)
2016 'TRADE SHOW', Voies Off Award Selection, Fotofestival Voies Off, Arles, France (projection)
2016 'COLD PEACE', Kolga Tblisi Award, Tblisi, Georgia
2015 'TRADE SHOW', Felix Schoeller Award, Kulturgeschichtliches Museum Osnabrück, Germany
2015 'TRADE SHOW', Kolga Tblisi Award, Tbilisi, Georgia
2015 'TRADE SHOW', German Youth Photo Award, Haus der Geschichte, Berlin, Germany
2015 'THE VISON OF ERDOGAN', Triennial of Photography, Hamburg, Germany
2013 'THE VISON OF ERDOGAN', Mosaik Istanbul, Galerie Kulturreich, Hamburg, Germany

EXHIBITION CATALOGUES / ANTHOLOGIES
2021 "Ein Sommer wie seither kein Anderer", DVA
2019 Kolga Award Catalogue
2018 Best of LensCulture Vol.2 Catalogue
2017 Russian Diary, Kunstverein Grafschaft Bentheim, Exhibition Catalogue
2017 Kolga Award Catalogue
2017 HANT Magazin Restrospective Exhibition Catalogue
2017 Best of LensCulture Vol.1 Catalogue
2016 Vom Aufhören und Weitermachen, GAF Galerie für Fotografie Exhibition Catalogue
2016 Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism Catalogue
2016 Kolga Award Catalogue
2015 Kolga Award Catalogue

ARTIST TALKS
2022 Museum für Photographie Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany
2019 Galerie Kulturreich, Discussion Panel, Hamburg, Germany
2019 GAF Galerie für Fotografie, Hannover, Germany
2019 Literaturhaus St. Jakobi, Hildesheim, Germany
2018 GAF Galerie für Fotografie, Hannover, Germany
2018 Galerie Bohai, Hannover, Germany
2017 Kunstverein Grafschaft Bentheim, Germany

PRESS AND INTERVIEWS
2022 Radio Okerwelle
2021 Joia Magazine
2021 Berliner Zeitung am Wochenende
2021 Leica Camera Blog
2020 SPIEGEL Online
2020 Lumix Festival
2020 Collateral
2020 Index
2019 Ignant
2019 L'observatoire
2019 ZEIT Online
2019 Der Standard
2019 SPIEGEL ONLINE
2019 Deutschlandfunk Kultur
2019 Wiener Zeitung
2019 GOSEE
2019 PHmuseum
2018 World Photography Organisation
2017 LFI
2015 Deutschlandfunk
2014 VGH

TEACHING
SuS 2024, Einführung Wissenschaftliches Schreiben, Folkwang University of Arts, Germany
WiS 2023/2024, Einführung Wissenschaftliches Schreiben, Folkwang University of Arts, Germany
SuS 2023, Einführung Wissenschaftliches Schreiben, Folkwang University of Arts, Germany
WiS 2021/2022, Postproduction und Fine Art Printing, Hanover University of Applied Arts and Sciences, Germany
WiS 2020/2021, Postproduction und Fine Art Printing, Hanover University of Applied Arts and Sciences, Germany
SuS 2020, Postproduction und Fine Art Printing, Hanover University of Applied Arts and Sciences, Germany
WiS 2019/2020, Postproduction und Fine Art Printing, Hanover University of Applied Arts and Sciences, Germany

TEXTS (as author)
2022 "Kacheln, Mosaike, Raster. Kalkulierte Natürlichkeit in der digitalen Farbfotografie“, in: Rundbrief Fotografie 29/1, N.F. 113, 2022, S.7-20. https://doi.org/10.1515/rbf-2022-1003
2022 "Beharrliche Apparate. Eine rassismuskritische Untersuchung weißer Normen in fotografischer Technologie und ihrer algorithmischen Nutzung", in: Simon Dickel und Rebecca Racine Ramershoven (Hg.): Alle Uns. Differenz, Identität, Repräsentation, Münster: Edition Assemblage 2022, S.60-89.
2022 [mit Paul Werling] „Ambivalenz als Passage: Ein Dialog.“, in: Christina Leber (Hg.): „Passagen. 01.06. – 15.10.2022“, Reihe Kunststiftung DZ Bank, Band 4, 2022, S.48-51.
2021 "Liz Deschenes", in: Stefan Gronert (Hg.): True Pictures? Zeitgenössische Fotografie aus Kanada und den USA, Köln: Snoeck 2021, S.153.
2021 "Solidarität als visuelle Geste? Eine ambivalente Erinnerung an den #blackouttuesday auf Instagram", in: Kritik, Journal Folkwang Universität der Künste, 2021 > Online
2020 "Das tastende Auge", in: Folkwang Universität der Künste (Hg.): Stopover 20/21, Ausstellungskatalog UG Museum Folkwang, 2020, S.34.
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2020 "Gravitation ohne Masse", in: Folkwang Universität der Künste (Hg.): Stopover 20/21, Ausstellungskatalog UG Museum Folkwang, 2020, S.38.
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SCIENTIFIC TALKS
2024 "Cases of falls: stunt work, masculinity, and injured bodies between visibility and risk", Workshop Seeing Danger: Risk, Security and the Visual, 26.04.2024, Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut Essen.
2021 "Beharrliche Apparate: Weiße Normierungen in fotografischer Technologie", Vortragsreihe Differenz_Gestalten, Folkwang Universität der Künste, 07.12.2021, Online
2021 "Beharrliche Apparate. Weiße Normen in Technologien des Visuellen", Workshop 'Zugänge - Was soll Fototheorie leisten?', Folkwang Universität der Künste, 7.05.2021, Online

OTHER ACTIVITIES
2024 Workshop Co-Organization (with Dr. Tom Allen) on: "Seeing Danger: Risk, Security and the Visual" at KWI, Essen.
2021 Assistant to Collector Dr. Hans Gummersbach for travelling exhibition "Neue Wahrheit? Kleine Wunder! Die frühen Jahre der Fotografie"
2020 Head (responsible) print team, Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism
2016 Head (responsible) print team, Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism
2014 Member organization office, Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism

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