Marina Cordes, born in northern Germany in 1993, is a Berlin-based photo editor and photographer. She holds a Master’s degree in Photography from the University of Applied Sciences in Hamburg. In spring 2023, Cordes graduated as a photo editor from Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie in Berlin, with special interest in portrait and social documentary photography. Today, she works as a photo editor for ZEIT ONLINE.

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07/2023: Master of Arts in Photography, University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg
02/2023: Graduation picture editing class, Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie, Berlin
01/2020: Bachelor of Arts in Photography, University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg

Documentary Photography, Portrait, Image Research, Briefing and Consulting, Visual Storytelling, Photo Editing and Sequencing, Image Licensing, Managing Rights and Agreements

Clients (selected)
ZEIT ONLINE, GEO, GEO Epoche, GEO Wissen Gesundheit, GEO schützt den Regenwald, Eltern, Eltern family, P.M. Schneller Schlau

Publications (selected)
“Unser Zuhause im Wandel?”, TWIST: The Culture Magazine, show from 29/01/2023 on ARTE
“Hamburg-Steilshoop: Diese besondere Nähe”, ZEITmagazin, no. 20/2021
“Ein schönes Bild – Teil 1”, OKS-lab, Blog of the Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie
“Das UND #13: Vor die Hunde gehen”, OKS-lab, Blog of the Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie
“Alles ist anders”, book by Johann Süßebecker
“Der neue BFF-Förderpreis – Magazin 2020”, BFF

Awards, grants (selected)
07/2020 – 06/2022: Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, Scholarship
2021: Annual Photography Awards, Photojournalism, Honorable Mention
2020: Neutral Density Photography Award, Editorial: Daily Life Category, Winner, Gold
2020: Photo Annual Award, Student Category, Winner
2020: Kassel Dummy Award, Shortlist
2020: Athens Photo Festival, Shortlist
2020: Der Neue BFF-Förderpreis, Art Category, Winner, 1st prize
2020: Georg-Koppmann-Preis für Hamburger Stadtfotografie, Shortlist
03/2019 – 02/2020: Deutschlandstipendium, Scholarship

07/2023: Group exhibition, “These Days Are Not Days But Strange Symptoms”, kultur&gut, Hamburg, Germany
07/2021: Group exhibition, “20 aus 20, designxport, Hamburg, Germany
06/2021: Group exhibition, “Home and Identity”, f2 photo festival 2021, KA!SERN, Dortmund, Germany
10/2020: Group exhibition, Istanbul Photobook Festival, Kassel Dummy Award, NOKS Art Space, Istanbul, Turkey
10/2020: Group exhibition, Fotograf Festival Praha, Kassel Dummy Award, Pool Café, Prague, Czech Republic
10/2020: Group exhibition, Photobook Week Aarhus, Kassel Dummy Award, School of Architecture, Aarhus, Denmark
10/2020: Group exhibition, “Ausgezeichnet! Der neue BFF-Förderpreis 2020”, Zingst, Germany
09/2020: Group exhibition, “Organvida”, Kassel Dummy Award, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia
06/2020: Group online exhibition, “Call Me #5”
07/2019: Group exhibition, “Rundgang Finkenau”, University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg, Germany
03/2019: Group exhibition, “Der Apfel fällt”, Frappant Gallery, Hamburg, Germany
11/2018: Group exhibition, “Kunst in der Börse 2018”, Chamber of Commerce, Hamburg, Germany

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