Birte Kaufmann lives and works as a freelance photographer in Cologne and Berlin (DE). Her focus is on reportage, documentary and portrait photography.
member of Deutsche Fotografische Akademie since 2016
teaching workshops at Lichtblickschool Cologne (DE) since 2015
represented with The Travellers by INSTITUTE since 2014

Publications (selection)

Contributions
National Geographic Proof, Burn Magazine, Hope & Fears, Geo, Granta Magazine, l`Oeil de la Photographie, aCurator, GUP Magazine, Zeitmagazin, NZZ, Die Zeit, Vorwaerts, Zeit Campus, CNN Photos, Sunday Times Magazine, PDN Photo Annual 2013, Camera Austria International Forum (119/2012), Fotomagazin, Conscientious Photo Magazine.

Monographs
"The Travellers" monograph. Kettlerverlag, July 2016.

Exhibition catalogues
Encontros da Imagem 2016.
Fotofestiwal Lodz 2016.
Family Photography Now, Thames & Hudson 2016.
Wuestenrot Dokumentarfotografie Preis 10, Boutographies 2015.
Kolga Tibilisi Photo 2015.
gute aussichten- junge deutsche fotografie 2013/14.
VIPA 2013.
Go Photo – zeitgenössische Fotografie 2013.
5. Europäischer Monat der Fotografie (Körberverlag) 2012.

Exhibitions

2016
"The Travellers" Blue Sky Gallery, Portland/USA – supported by IFA
"The Travellers" Encontros da Imagem, Braga/PT
"The Travellers" Galerie Lichtblick in Cologne/DE
"The Travellers" Fotofestiwal Lodz/PL
Eyes on Mainstreet Outdoor Photo Festival in Wilson/USA
Dokumentarfoerderpreis 10 – Museum für Photographie, Braunschweig/DE; Stadtmuseum, Muenster/DE

2015
Dokumentarfotografie Preis 10, Zeche Zollverein Essen/DE
Museum fuer verwandte Kunst Cologne/DE
Just another Photofestival New Delhi/IN
Encontros da Imagem Festival in Braga/PT
Organ Vida Festival in Zagreb/HR
Kolga Photo in Tiblis/GEO
BOUTOGRAPHIES – Rencontres Photographiques de Montpellier/FR

2014
How One Thing Leads to Another group exhibition Critcal Mass – Photolucida – Cordon Potts Gallery, San Francisco/USA; Houston Center for Photography Houston/USA
Angkor Photo Festival Siem Reap/KHM
Lumixfestival Hannover/DE
Abisag Tuellmann Prize 2013 – juried groupexhibition Heussenstamm Galerie Frankfurt/Main/DE
gute aussichten – young german photography 2013/14 – juried group exhibition Deichtorhallen Hamburg/DE; Goethe Institut Washington DC/USA; Goethe Institut Nicosia/CYP; Museum Villa Stuck Munich/DE; Goethe Institut Mexico City/MX; Institut Francais Milan/IT
VIPA – juried group exhibition – Schauraum 11/nullnull in Vienna/AUT

2013
gute aussichten - young german photography 2013/14 – juried group exhibition Goethe Institut L.A./USA
group exhibition BW Gallery Hannover/DE
juried group exhibtion – Favoriten – Fotofestival Mannheim/Ludwigshafen/Heidelberg Einraumhaus Mannheim/DE
Newspace Center for Photography's 2013 – juried exhibition – the works are selected by Sarah Stolfa, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Portland, Oregon/USA
Screening of the Top 12 Portfolio`s of the MRO Foundation Grant Galerie Huit during the Rencontres d´Arles Festival in Arles (FR)
Screening at the Voies Off Festival in Arles (FR)
Photoville – The Fence – selected group exhibition Brooklyn Bridge Park in NYC; Rose F. Kennedy Greenway Boston/USA
GO PHOTO Young Contemporary Photography – selected group exhibition Schwanenhoefe Duesseldorf/DE

2012
European Month of Photography – group exhibition echos – former Kaufhaus Maassen Berlin/DE

2007
The Country of Yam and Cassava Stadthaus Am Herriger Tor Erftstadt/DE

2006
Portraits from Nigeria, Museum Camera Obscura Muelheim/Ruhr/DE

Artist in Residencies
2016 – Half a Dozen Project – Barbado Gallery Lisboa/PT

Collections
Fotografische Sammlung Museum Folkwang, Essen/DE

Awards/ Grants

VG Bildkunst Artist`s Grant 2016/2
Grant Artcouncil City Cologne 2016
El Award- Encontros da Imagem 2016 Finalist
Border Crossers Grant of the Robert Bosch Foundation 2016
Grand Prix Fotofestiwal Lodz 2016 Finalist
Solaprize 2015 Shortlisted
Encontros da Imagem- El Award 2015 honorable mention
Kolga Award 2015 Shortlisted
Mediaprize in the Category Photo of Kindernothilfe 2014 Winner
Emerging Photographer Fund 2014 Runner Up
Alfred Fried Photography Award 2014 Finalist
CNN Journalist Award 2014 Category Photo Winner
Leica Oscar Barnack Prize 2014 Preselection
Abisag Tuellmannprize 2013 honorable mention
Critical Mass 2013 Top 50 Winner
Wuestenrot Sponsorship Award in Documentary Photography 2013/14 Winner
gute aussichten- young german photography 2013/14 Winner
1st prize portfolioreview Fotofestival Mannheim/Ludwigshafen/Heidelberg 2013
Vienna International Photo Awards 2013 Shortlisted
Voies Off Prix 2013 Finalist
MRO Foundation for Documantary Grant 2013 Finalist
PDN Annual 2013 Winner
VG Bildkunst Artist`s Grant 2012/2