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, Corinna's candid photography proposes a challenge to preconceived notions.
Coming from a background of video editing at one of Germany’s major TV stations “WDR”, Corinna 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 based 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 working for international publications and photo agencies.

Her work has been exhibited at photo festivals worldwide and 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 publications and clients include The New York Times, The Washington Post, Stern, Spiegel, Bloomberg, CNN, Vice, Magazine du Monde, Marie Claire, Die Zeit, The Guardian, and many others.
Corinna is represented by  LAIF agency and is available for assignments worldwide.




AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

2018

Local Testimony, 'Urbanism and Culture', 1st Place
Prix ANI, Finalist

2017

Local Testimony (Israeli News Photography Contest), Finalist
Inclusion in photo book 'Firecrackers - Female Photographers Now', published by Thames &
Hudson

2016

International Photography Awards, 'Lifestyle', 1st Place
Eddie Adams Workshop, Participant
Joop Swart Masterclass, Nominee
Sony World Photography Awards, 'Portraiture', Shortlisted
Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism, Finalist
Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards, 'Stillness & Distance', Finalist
Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards, 'Open Category', Finalist
Head On Photo Festival, 'Portrait Category', Finalist

2015

Photolucida Critical Mass Top50, Finalist
International Photography Awards, 'People, Lifestyle', 3rd Place
International Photography Awards, 2x Honorable Mention
Lensculture Portrait Awards, Finalist
NPPA Best of Photojournalism, 'Contemporary Issues Story', 3rd Place
Pictures of the Year International, 'Feature Picture Story', 3rd Place
The Documentary Collection Exposure Award, Finalist
Alexia Foundation Professional Grant, Shortlisted
30 under 30 Contest by The Photography Show & Magnum Photos, Shortlisted
PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris, White Competition, Honorable Mention
International Photography Awards: 'One Shot / Home', Honorable Mention
One-Eyed Jacks Open Call, 2nd Place

2014

Getty Images Reportage Emerging Talent Award, Winner
Photolucida Critical Mass Top50, Finalist
Lensculture Emerging Talent Awards Top50, Finalist
ND Awards, category 'Environmental', 2nd Place
ND Awards, category 'Photojournalism/Story', Honorable Mention
Moscow International Foto Awards, category 'Personality', 2nd Place
Moscow International Foto Awards, 3x Honorable Mention
Go Indie Photo Contest, category 'Lifestyle', Winner
Perugia Social Photo Fest, Honorable Mention
PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris, Honorable Mention
PDNedu Student Photography Contest, Honorable Mention
Magnum Showcase 'Youth Culture', Winner

2013

Getty Images Reportage, Selected for Mentorship
The Guardian Student Media Awards, Shortlisted

EXHIBITIONS & SCREENINGS

2019

Visas de l'ANI: Exhibition of 'George's Bath'

2018

Local Testimony, Israel: Exhibition of Israeli News Photography

2017

Local Testimony, Israel: Exhibition of Israeli News Photography
Backlight Photo Festival, Finland: Exhibition of 'Female Maskers'
Obscura Photo Festival, Malaysia: Screening of 'Mama Africa'
University of Wisconsin Exhibition 'Unspoken': Exhibition of 'George's Bath'

2016

IPA Best of Show, New York: Exhibition of 'Female Maskers'
Lumix Photo Festival, Hannover: Exhibition of 'Female Maskers'
Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition, London: Screening of 'Female Maskers'
Lodz Fotofestiwal, Poland: Exhibition 'Critical Mass' / Photo Contest Finalists
Head On Photo Festival, Australia: Exhibition of portrait 'Female Masker'

2015

Angkor Photo Festival, Cambodia: Screening of 'George's World'
Circulations Festival, France: Screening of 'George's World'
Photon Festival, Lithuania: Screening of 'George's Bath'
Boutographies Rencontres Photographique, France: Screening of 'George's Bath'
One Eyed Jacks Open Call, Brighton, UK: Exhibition of 'Mama Africa'

2014

Lensculture Emerging Talent, Barcelona: Exhibition of 'George's Bath'
Seoul Lunar Photo Fest, Korea: Screening of 'George's World'
New York PhotoWorld Festival, USA: Exhibition of 'George's Bath'
Backlight Photo Festival, Finland: Exhibition of 'A Place Called Home'
Krakow Photo Fringe Festival, Poland: Exhibition of 'A Place Called Home'
British Shorts Film Festival, Berlin: Exhibition of 'A Place Called Home'

SELECTED INTERVIEWS

Issue Magazine: 'Interview between Corinna Kern and Female Masker Christian', 2017
PF Magazine: 'Corinna Kern kruipt onder de huid van subculturen', 2017
PBS Newshour: 'Inside the world of South Africa's spiritual healers', 2015
Verve Photo: 'Interview about photo from the series Mama Africa', 2015
Feature Shoot: 'Photojournalist Corinna Kern on her most important photo project', 2015
VICE: 'Mama Africa - Corinna Kern photographs the lives of Transgender South Africans'

2015

Ayiba Magazine: 'Mama Africa - Documenting Transgender South Africans', 2015
Getty Images: 'Living on the Fringes of Society', 2014
Lensculture: 'George's Bath', 2014
Huck Magazine: 'My Sweet Shot', 2014

CORINNA KERN - Photojournalist based in Israel

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