Gallery Representation:Galerie Julia Garnatz, Cologne, GermanyRobert Morat Galerie, Hamburg, Germany
Agencies:Agentur Focus, Hamburg, Germany
Schools Attended:Academy of Media Arts CologneHogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht (HKU, Utrecht School of the Arts)
Born in Münster 1979, lives in Cologne.
Nina Poppe studied photography at the art school in Utrecht the Netherlands from 1999-2003 and documentary film at the art academy in Cologne Germany from 2005-2011.
Since 2003 she has worked for Schaden.com bookstore and as a freelance photographer and filmmaker in Cologne.
Her first photo book ‚ama‘ about japanese snail divers, was published at Kehrer publisher in 2011 and was shortlisted for the Aperture First Photo Book Award. ‚Ama‘ has been exhibited in international museums and festivals like FOAM Amsterdam, Fotografia Festival Rome and Museum of Modern Art Arnhem. She won the GWK Art prize 2012.
2013 Female Power, Museum of Modern Art Arnhem, NL
2013 Robert Morat Gallery Berlin and Hamburg
2012 FOAM 3H, solo-show, Fotografie Museum Amsterdam
2012 GWK-Artprize, solo-show, Herne Germany
2012 FOTOGRAFIA Festival de Rome
2012 New Talents Bienale Cologne, Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum 2012 Japan in Spring, Kunstverein Leverkusen
Aging but legendary fisherwomen from a Japanese island dive for abalone, using no equipment, in water up to 30 meters deep. They may be the last generation of their kind.