Mirène Schmitz was born 1974 in Offenbach am Main, Germany. For many years she has run her own business as a consultant in marketing and communications until she decided in 2014 to follow her passion and study photography at the Fotoakademie Köln. Since then, her work has been exhibited in different countries all across Europe. In 2017 her work AFFENSCHAUKEL has been honoured with the NEW TALENT AWARD 1/2017. In 2018 her series AMSELFRAU has been honoured with the NEW TALENT AWARD 1/2018. Mirène lives in Bonn. She works as an independent photographer in her own atelier.