Patrik Budenz, born 1971, studied business informatics in Bamberg and photography at the Neue Schule für Fotografie Berlin (class Eva Bertram). He graduated with distinction in 2009 and, since then, has been working as a freelance photographer.
His series "Post Mortem" won the New York Photo Award and was a finalist in the competitions of the Kasseler Fotobuchfestival 2009 and the Stuttgarter Photosommer 2010.
In 2011 he was appointed to the German Photographic Academy.
Patrik Budenz published two books at Peperoni Books Berlin. His work has been published in magazines and websites such as The Guardian, Spiegel Online, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, Zeit Wissen, Stern Crime, Stern Online, Planetopia/Sat1, Featureshoot, Intro, YVI Magazine and Nitro.
He lives and works in Berlin.