Name: Kirstin Schmitt , Cuba
Category and Expertise: Portrait|Photo Essay and Feature Story|Deeper Perspective|Social Cause, Non-Professional

Entry Description: WAITING FOR THE CANDYMEN is study of Cuban idiosyncrasy and allegory of waiting for something or someone who brings redemption, maybe…

About the Artist:

documentary filmmaker and cinematographer, photographer / Lives and works since 2006 between Berlin and Havana ________AWARDS 2016 * 1st place, IPA 2016 Professional, Event : Social Cause * Winner, LAF5-Latin American Fotografía 5, NY, USA 20 * 1st prize SONY WORLD PHOTOGRAPHER AWARD professional category ART/candid, UK * Honorable mention, IPA 2016 Professional in 5 category´s for the series WAITING FOR THE CANDYMEN, USA * Honorable mention, IPA 2016 Professional in 4 category´s for the photo MARSHLAND * Honorable mention, 5th LIFE FARMER „an instant“ contest * Honorable mention, professional competition PX3, Prix de la Photographie Paris for the series ARROZ CON MANGO - THE NEW MEN, FRANCE * Honorable mention at „THE FAMILY OF MEN“ by IPA-International Photography Awards, professional competition in 4 category´s, USA 2015 * Honorable mention in 8 categories at IPA-International Photography Awards * Honorable mention in 2 categories at IPA-International Photography Awards for the series PAN CON CROQUETA 2011 * ScriptCamp, Germany 2006 * Baden-Wuerttemberg Scholarship ________EXHIBITIONS / FESTIVALS / ART FAIRS 2016 * 5th SIPF-Singapore International photography festival, * PhotoKina, Cologne, GERMANY * SOMERSET HOUSE, London, UK * TONNARA DE MARZAMEMI, Sicily, ITALY * Willy Brandt Haus, Berlin, GERMANY * U SPACE, Beijing, CHINA * Alliance française, La Habana, CUBA, * SOCIEDAD DANTE ALIGHIERI, La Habana, CUBA * SPAZIO TADINI, Milano, ITALY 2015 * Galería "Julio Larramendi", La Habana, CUBA * FIAU-Festival de Arte Urbana Havana, CUBA * 12. Bienal de La Habana, presented by Fundación Caguayo, CUBA * Art Basel Miami - Scop art show, USA 2014 * Art Basel Miami - Scop art show, USA 2013 * New Talent Biennale Colonge, GERMANY