Tamara Eckhardt, born in 1995, lives and works as a portrait and documentary photographer in Berlin. As a child Eckhardt lived in Ireland for two years, which led to her interest in working with subjects that are related to Ireland. Since 2017 she has been studying at the renowned Ostkreuzschule for Photography in Berlin. Her works mainly deal with marginalized social groups and minorities – with a particular focus on documenting adolescence. Her analog photography strives to shed a kind light on her protagonists whom she follows up on for months at a time for each project. Eckhardts expressive portraits give the viewer an intimate insight into the lives of youth in Germany and Ireland.
Eckhardt has been awarded and shortlisted for numerous awards such as the International Woman Photo Award, Kuala Lumpur International Photo Award, German Youth Photo Award, Kolga Tbilisi Award (Newcomer Award) and the World Report Award.