° about

 

 

Kai Löffelbein is a documentary photographer based in Hannover and Berlin, 
Germany. He studied political science in Berlin and photojournalism and documentary photography 
at University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hannover. His work reflects his interest in the ways political

and economic structures shape modern society. He divides his time between client work and personal projects. Kai worked in various countries in South America, Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe. 
His work has been exhibited internationally in numerous shows and festivals and has

received awards from Magnum Emergency Fund, UNICEF POY, Days Japan, Henri Nannen Award, PDN Photo. 

He welcomes assignments local and overseas and is always interested in collaborating 
with freelance journalists and writers on projects.

 Kai is represented by Laif photo agency.

 

 


nominations

PRIX PICTET 2014
APA / Lucie Foundation Scholarship 2014
PDN’s 30 2013
shortlisted for Visa d’or awards 2013
World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass 2012
the Foam Paul Huf Award 2012


awards

2016

Grenzgänger Stipendium – Robert Bosch Stiftung & LCB
VG Bild-Kunst Stipendium
TheDocumentaryProjectFund Grant
Px3- Prix de la Photographie – Feature Story – Gold

 

2015

Px3- Prix de la Photographie – Environmental – HONORABLE MENTION- France
Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation for Documentary Photography – Finalist

2014

Magnum Emergency Fund grantee – USA
Foto Visura Grant – Finalist -USA
Head on photo – 2nd place multimedia – Australia
Px3- Prix de la Photographie – Feature Story – Silver – France

2013

PhotoPhilanthropy Activist Award Winner – USA
1st Prize – KOLGA TBILISI PHOTO AWARD -Reportage Category – Georgia
Finalist – 5th International photography festival Organ Vida – Croatia
Finalist – KL International Photoawards – Malaysia
Shortlisted for CIWEM environmental photographer of the year – London

 

2012

1st Prize – Henri Nannen – Germany
1st Prize – Canon Profifoto Award – Germany
1st Prize – 6th International Press Photo Festival/Vilnius – Lithuania
1st Prize – Zenith award – Germany
3rd Prize – 8th DAYS JAPAN International Awards – Japan
3rd Prize – Foto Visura Spotlight Grant – USA
New York Photo Award winner – USA
Critical Mass, Top 50 Selected Artist -USA
Pdn photo annual winner
Kolga Tbilisi Photofestival – shortlisted – Georgia
Px3- Prix de la Photographie, Paris – Honorable Mention – France
Px3- Prix de la Photographie, Paris – PEOPLE’s
CHOICE AWARDS Gold -Winner – France

2011

1st Prize – Unicef photo of the year award – Germany


exhibitions

 

* AddisFotoFest – Addis Ababa – Dec 2016 – Ethiopia
* APhF – Benaki Museum – Athen – June 2016 – Greece
* Fotofestival Lumix – Hannover – June 2016 – Germany
* Monash University // Museum of Art – Melbourne – May 2016 – Australia
* Tbilisi History Museum – Tbilisi – May 2016 – Georgia
* Empty Quarter Gallery – Dubai – Jul 2015 – VAE
* AddisFotoFest – Addis Ababa – Dec 2014 – Ethiopia
* Empty Quarter Gallery – Dubai – Dec 2013 – VAE
* Organ Vida – Intern. Photofestival Zagreb – Sep 2013 – Croatia
* Berlin Photofestival – Station Berlin – June 2013 – Germany
* Environmental photographer of the year – Royal Geographic Society in London – April 2013 – UK
* 6th International Press Photo Festival/Vilnius – Photo Circle – Nov 2012, Vilnius, Lithuania
* PHOTOVISA – IV Festival Internacional de Fotografia – Oct 2012, Krasnodar, Russia
* Europäischer Monat der Fotografie Berlin; Gallerie f/16 -Oct 2012- Germany
* Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland – Oct 2012, Bonn
* fotodoks – Festival for contemporary documentary photography – Oct 2012, Munich
* Ian Parry Scholarship Finalists Show – Sep 2012 , MOTHER, London
* Les Promenades Photographiques – June 2012 – Vendóme
* Kolga Tbilisi Photofestival – June 2012 – Tbilisi, Georgia
* Lumix Fotofestival For Young Photojounalism – June 2012 – Hannover
* New York Photo Festival – May 2012 – New York
* National Science and Technology Museum – E-Waste Ghana – Mar 2012 –Milan
* Goethe-Institute Moskow – “Tolerance” – Jul 2011 – Moskow
* Euro Centre (centre for integration)- “Il volto della crisi – the face of crisis” – Jun 2011 -Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
* Unternehmerinnen Zentrum – “witches” – April 2011 – Hannover
* Gallery J.A. Fischer – “baby hatch” – Feb 2011 – Hannover
* Brussels Capital Region Parliament – “Search of Solidarity” – Nov 2010 – Brussels
* The Air Gallery London – CIWEM’s Environmental Photographer of the Year – Nov 2010 – London
* Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health – “At Work”- Jun – Sep 2010 – Dortmund
* Photofestival Horizonte – Jun 2010 – Zingst
* Europaeum- „Poverty”“ – University Regensburg Mai 2010 – Regensburg
* Mouvement Européen-France – „Europe“ – Apr 2010 – Strasbourg
* Travelling Exhibition “Forced Laborers in Germany” EU Projekt 2010
* Assembly of European Regions – „Europe on the move. Migration, Integration, Stereotypes“ – Oct 2009 – Brussels
* C/O Berlin – “Close Up!” – Mar 2009 – Berlin
* Foundation Theodor Heuss House – „Dignity“ – Okt 2009 – Mar 2010 – Stuttgart
* Gallery Alte Feuerwache – „Work“ – Jan- Feb 2009 – Berlin

 

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