CompanyNadja Wohlleben Photography
PhotographerNadja Wohlleben
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

Sinai Slum, Nairobi, KENYA, October 29, 2013: School children play during a break at Jobenpha Community school. Some ex pupils made it to university, showing the kids that there is a way for them to make it out of the slums through education.

About Photographer

Nadja Wohlleben is a photographer based in Berlin, Germany. She received a scholarship to study Journalism at New York University as an undergraduate and completed her first Masters degree in Cultural Anthropology at Humboldt University in Berlin. Upon realizing that photography was the ideal tool to combine her interests, she majored in Photojournalism at the University of Westminster in London, graduating with distinction in September 2013. Nadja has developed an uncanny ability to understand and portray ordinary people from diverse cultural backgrounds, documenting their stories through her imagery in an authentic, original and aesthetic style. A careful play of documentation and artistry, her work focuses on humanitarian, cultural and social topics. With a keen eye for detail, Nadja's photography brings humanity to the foreground. Her pictures have appeared in publications like GEO Kompakt (GER), Burn Magazine, Feature Shoot, The New Internationalist (UK), The Observer (UK) and Dazed Digital. She has collaborated with international and local NGO’s like UNHCR, UNEP, Humedica, Makhzoumi Foundation, and others. Nadja has mastered Shaolin Kung Fu and Taekwondo, backpacked around the world visiting over 50 countries, and scuba dived her way through the seven seas. Her nomadic lifestyle is facilitated by her fluency in German, English, and French, as well as intermediate Spanish and basic Arabic.