About Corinna Kern

Corinna Kern is a German-born photojournalist and documentary photographer currently based in South Africa. She completed her Master in Photojournalism at the University of Westminster in London in 2013. Her long-term personal projects focus on alternative and non-conformist lifestyles captured from an insider-perspective. Through her candid photography, Corinna Kern creates bodies of work that give intimate insights into peoples’ lives on the fringes of society.




3rd Place, Pictures of the Year International, category Feature Picture Story, 2015
Shortlisted, Alexia Foundation Professional Grant, 2015
Shortlisted, 30 under 30 Contest by The Photography Show & Magnum Photos, 2015
2nd Place, One Eyed Jacks Open Call, 2015
Getty Images Emerging Talent Award, 2014
Finalist, Photolucida Critical Mass Top50, 2014
Finalist, Lensculture Emerging Talent Awards Top50, 2014
2nd Place ND Awards, category 'Environmental', 2014
Honorable Mention, ND Awards, category 'Photojournalism/Story', 2014
2nd Place, Moscow International Foto Awards, category 'Personality', 2014
3x Honorable Mention, Moscow International Foto Awards, 2014
Honorable Mention, PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris, 2014
Winner, Go Indie Photo Contest, category 'Lifestyle', 2014
Honorable Mention, Perugia Social Photo Fest, 2014
Honorable Mention, PDNedu Student Photography Contest, 2014
Winner, Magnum Showcase 'Youth Culture', 2014
Mentorship, Getty Images Reportage, 2013
Shortlisted, The Guardian Student Media Awards, 2013


Circulations Festival, France, 2015
Boutographies Rencontres Photographique, France, 2015
One Eyed Jacks Open Call, Brighton, UK, 2015
Lensculture Emerging Talent Exhibition, Barcelona, 2014
Seoul Lunar Photo Fest, Korea, 2014
New York PhotoWorld Festival, USA, 2014
Backlight Photo Festival, Finland, 2014
Krakow Photo Fringe Festival, Poland, 2014
British Shorts Film Festival, Berlin, 2014

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