Biography - Sandra Hoyn

 

Sandra Hoyn (born 25.03.1976 in Wolfenbüttel, Germany), studied photography at the University of Applied Sciences Hamburg, Germany, graduating in 2005. She started working as independent photojournalist for magazines, NGOs and on her personal projects focusing on social, environmental and human rights issues. Publications in "Die Zeit", "Der Spiegel", "stern", "GEO", "The New York Times Lens Blog", "The Washington Post", "Cosmopolitan", "Internazionale" among others. More photos on Instagram.
 
2007    represented by laif, agency for photos and reports. 
2015    Multimedia Workshop with Uwe H. Martin and Oliver Eberhardt
2016    one week training course "Protection and behaviour in crisis centres" for journalists
 
Awards and nominations
 
2017    Sony World Photography Awards, shortlist category daily life: "The Longings of the Others"
2017    POYi - Pictures of the Year International, 3rd place category portrait: "The Longings of the Others" 
2017    Hellerau Photography Award, finalist: "The Longings of the Others"
2017    Canon New Talent Award: "The Longings of the Others"
2017    Körper 2.0, Wilhelm-Fabry-Museum, Hilden, Germany, 2nd prize: "Jenny´s Soul"
2017    IPOTY - International Photographer of the Year, winner category editorial: "The Longings of the Others"
2016    Magnum Photography Awards, winner category photojournalism: "The Longings of the Others" 
2016    IPA - International Photography Awards, first place editorial photo essay: "The Longings of the Others" 
2016    tifa - Tokyo International Foto Awards, first place editorial photo essay: "The Longings of the Others"
2016    Photography Grant, story nominee: "Indonesia`s last Orangutans"
2016    ICC Photographic Contest, finalist: "Lesbos"
2016    Daylight Photo Awards, Juror`s pick: "Lesbos"
2016    Lugano Photo Days, open call winner: "The Longings of the Others"
2016    Direct Look photo contest, 2nd place: "The Longings of the Others" 
2016    Px3 - Prix de la Photographie Paris, silver category portrait: "The Longings of the Others"
2016    mifa - Moscow International Foto Awards, 2nd place category photo essay: "The Longings of the Others",
            3rd place category environmental: "Lesbos"
2016    ND Awards, first place editorial photo essay:"The Longings of the Others"
2016    LensCulture Portrait Awards, finalist: "The Longings of the Others" 
2016    Kolga Tbilisi Photofestival, shortlist: "The Longings of the Others"
2016    Sony World Photography Awards, 2nd prize category daily life: "Jenny´s Soul"
2016    HIPA, 2nd prize category general: "Lesbos" 
2015    Schömberger Fotoherbst, audience award: "Indonesia`s last Orangutans"
2015    World Press Photo, 3rd prize singles, category nature: "Indonesia`s last Orangutans"
2015    VG Bild-Kunst Scholarship
2015    LensCulture Visual Storytelling Awards, finalist: "Indonesia`s last Orangutans"
2015    Lucie Foundation Scholarship, shortlist
2015    L`Oeil de la Photographie Award, Paris: "Jenny`s Soul"
2015    Felix Schoeller Photo Award, category nature: "Indonesia`s last Orangutans"
2015    mifa - Moscow International Foto Awards, honorable mention category photo essay: "Jenny`s Soul"
2015    IPA - International Photography Awards, honorable mention category environmental: "The last Orangutans"
2015    Px3 gold category nature: "Indonesia`s last Orangutans", bronze category feature story: "Jenny`s Soul"
2015    Hansel Mieth Prize, honorable mention: " A love in Gaza"
2015    Kolga Tbilisi Photofestival, shortlist: "Indonesia`s last Orangutans" and "Jenny`s Soul"
2014    Critical Mass, Photolucida, Top 50 Selected Artist: "Fighting for a Pittance" 
2014    mifa - Moscow International Foto Awards, first place category sport: "Fighting for a Pittance",
            first place category environmental: "Indonesia`s last Orangutans"
2014    IPA - International Photography Awards, 3rd place category professional travel: "Welcome to the Slum"
2014    Alfred Fried Photography Award, shortlist: "Indonesia`s last Orangutans" 
2014    LensCulture Top 50 Emerging Talents: „Fighting for a Pittance“
2014    Forward Thinking Museum, runners-up 2nd quarter: „Indonesia`s last Orangutans"
2014    Px3 - Prix de la Photographie Paris, honorable mention category feature story: „The Punk of Burma“
2014    Henri Nannen Award, shortlist, category photo story: „The Punk of Burma“
2014    Reemtsma Liberty Award, 3rd prize: „The Punk of Burma“
2013    PWP - International Professional Women Photographers, 3rd prize category daily life: „The Punk of Burma“
2013    Henri Nannen Award, category photo story: „Fighting for a Pittance“
2013    IPA - International Photography Awards, honorable mentions category professional editorial:
             "Import - Export" and "The Punk of Burma"
2013    Px3 bronze category feature story: "Import - Export" and portrait: "Welcome to the Slum"
2013    Opus Kulturmagazin, honorable mention: „Welcome to the Slum“
2013    Robert Bosch Foundation, scholarship for research project
2013    Kolga Tbilisi Photofestival, shortlist: „Import - Export“
2012    Médecins Sans Frontières – Doctors Without Borders Photography Competition, Finalist
2012    IPA - International Photography Awards, 2nd place category professional editorial sports: 
            "Fighting for a Pittance". Honorable mentions for "Philippine Minors in Jail", "E-Wasteland" and "Toxic City"
2012    Px3 - Prix de la Photographie Paris, silver for "Philippine Minors in Jail", "E-Wasteland" and
            "Fighting for a Pittance"
2012    Kolga Tbilisi Photofestival, shortlist: „Fighting for a Pittance“ and „Philippine Minors in Jail“
2012    KL International Photo Awards, shortlist category portrait: „Fighting for a Pittance“
2011    VG Bild-Kunst Scholarship: „Safari into Misery - Social Tourism or Voyeurism?”
2011    Nomination St. Leopold Award: „Philippine Minors in Jail“
2009    Media Award Kindernothilfe: „Orphanage Business in India“
2007    VG Bild-Kunst Scholarship: „Orphanage Business in India“
2005    Nomination World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass
2004    Kodak Young Talent Award: „Miserable as a Dog“

 
Exhibitions
 
2017    Portraits - Hellerau Photography Award, Festspielhaus, Dresden, Germany: "The Longings of the Others"
2017    Gallery Berlin-Baku, Germany: "Poisonous Business, India`s Leather Industry"
2016    12th Angkor Photo Festival, Siem Reap, Cambodia: "The Longings of the Others"
2016    Indian Photography Festival, Hyderabad: "The Longings of the Others"
2016    Direct Look, Sakharov Center in Moscow, Russia: "The Longings of the Others"
2016    Lugano Photodays, Lugano, Switzerland: "The Longings of the Others"
2016    Cortona On The Move Festival, Cortona, Italy: "The Longings of the Others"
2016    Photaumnales Photography Festival in Beauvais, France: "Jenny´s Soul"
2016    Royal Geographical Society London, UK, Environmental Photographer of the Year Award
2016    Wilhelm-Fabry-Museum, Hilden, Germany: "Jenny´s Soul"
2016    Kolga Tbilisi Photofestival, Georgia: "The Longings of the Others"
2016    Atelier + Kantine, Dömitz, Germany: "Escape and Departure in Europe"
2016    FREELENS group exhibition, Hamburg, Germany: "Please wait"
2015    Les Nuits Photographiques, Le Pavillon Carré de Baudouin, Paris: "Jenny`s Soul"
2015    Schömberger Fotoherbst, Black Forest, Germany: "Indonesia`s last Orangutans"
2015    Obscura Festival, Penang, Malaysia: "Jenny`s Soul"
2015    Kolga Tbilisi Photofestival, Georgia: "Indonesia`s last Orangutans" and "Jenny`s Soul"
2015    World Press 15, Compagnietheater, Amsterdam, The Netherlands: " Indonesia`s last Orangutans" 
2015    7th Yangon Photo Festival, Yangon, Myanmar: "Jenny`s Soul" 
2014    10th Angkor Photo Festival, Siem Reap, Cambodia: "Orphanage Business in India"
2014    Exhibition Center, Dongguan, China: "One Day in Germany"
2014    MIFA Main Category Winner Exhibition, FotoLoft Gallery, Moscow, Russia: "Fighting for a Pittance"
2014    LensCulture Emerging Talents, Valid Foto Gallery, Barcelona, Spain: "Fighting for a Pittance"
2014    SCHAU Photography Festival Dortmund, Germany: „Fighting for a Pittance“
2013    Kolga Tbilisi Photofestival, Georgia: „Import - Export“
2013    Opus Culture Magazine, Saarbrücken, Germany: „Welcome to the Slum“
2013    FORMAT 13, International Photography Festival, University of Derby, UK: „Poisonous Business“
2013    Hoepfner Foundation, chamber of industry and commerce, Karlsruhe, Germany: „Welcome to the Slum“
2012    8th Angkor Photo Festival, Siem Reap, Cambodia: „Fighting for a Pittance“
2012    „Foto-Reflexionen 04“, Schleswig-Holstein, City Museum Schleswig, Germany: „Welcome to the Slum“
2012    Kolga Tbilisi Photofestival, Georgia: „Fighting for a Pittance“ and „Philippine Minors in Jail“
2012    KL International Photo Awards, Warehouse Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: „Fighting for a Pittance“
2011    St. Leopold Award Klosterneuburg, Austria: „Philippine Minors in Jail“
2011    Goethe-Institut, Kabul, Afghanistan: „One Day in Germany“
2010    Freelens-Gallery, Hamburg, Germany: „One Day in Germany"
2010    V8 Gallery, Cologne, Germany: „What remains - 20 Years after Reunification“
2007    Kulturladen St. Georg, Hamburg, Germany: „Youth in Westafrica“
2006    HAW Hamburg, Germany: „The other Face“
2005    Schömberger Fotoherbst, Black Forest, Germany: „Visitation“
2005    Haus der Wirtschaft, Stuttgart, Germany, Awarded Photography: „Miserable as a Dog“
2004    Schömberger Fotoherbst, Black Forest, Germany: „The other Face“
2004    Visual Gallery at the Photokina, Köln, Germany: „Miserable as a Dog“