Honorable Mention / 2021 / Portraiture / Self-Portrait


  • Photographer
    Carina Wachsmann
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View from the bathroom window.
Soho House West Hollywood.

"The tool of every self-portrait is the mirror. You see yourself in it. Turn it the other way, and you see the world." ~ Agnes Varda

Carina Wachsmann is a creative director, photographer, film director & artist with 15 years of international work experience.
Born in Germany, she holds a bachelor's degree in Media Design and Fine Arts and has furthered her studies in the US. She has lived for many years in Rome before moving to Paris in 2013.
Her work has been published in books and art shows and sold to private art collectors.
Her short films have been awarded at numerous film festivals. Wachsmann has worked as a directing assistant in films including “Angels and Demons” by Ron Howard & “Miracle of Sant Anna” by Spike Lee.

Awards Exhibitions

• 2004 "Art review", Cleveland Institute of Art, Ohio - USA
• 2008 „Lasagna Elettorale” Solo show, Provincia di Roma Palazzo Valentini, Roma
• 2010 „Autoscatto&LiberaMente“, Bloomsbury Space, Roma - Italy
• 2011 „Photo Art Edition Opening“, MakeMake Gallery Monti, Roma
• 2011 „GendErotica", Europride Park, Roma - Italy
• 2012 “Intern. Women’s Art show”, Most Wanted Fine Art, Pittsburgh - USA
• 2012 "20. Triennale Ulmer Kunst", Museum of Contemporary Art, Ulm - Germany
• 2013 "Cinemarosa", Queens Museum of Art, New York - USA
• 2015 "Hier, dort und jenseits" Solo show, Sparkasse Ulm - Germany
• 2015 "A field of view / A place to meet" Sinfonia Varsovia (Warsaw orchestra), Poland
• 2015 "Art in the dunes”, Palazzo Aragona, Vasto, Italy
• 2016 "International exhibition of old photographic techniques”, Galeria OBOK, Royal Palace, Warsaw, Poland
• 2016 "Review of contemporary photographic techniques”, Biuro Wystaw Artystycznych w Kielcach (Art Gallery), Kielce, Poland
• 2018 "Here, there & beyond", Solo exhibition, Chez Toi ou Chez Moi, Paris
• 2018 "Ojo de Agua", Kunst in der Caponniere, Neu-Ulm - Germany
• 2018 "Artology Galery", Group exhibit Hofstatt München - Germany
• 2019 Solo show, Kästner, Königsbau Passage Stuttgart - Germany

Photography Awards:

- IPA International Photography Awards (2017 + 2019)
- PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris (2019 + 2021)

- Audience Award, 20th Triennial of Art, Ulm, Germany

Film Festival Awards (2021):

Paris Intern. Film Awards (Winner), Munich Music Video Awards, Paris Short Film Festival, ARFF Barcelona, Rome Independent Prisma Awards (Nominee), RED Movie Awards (Honorable Mention), Prague Intern. Film Awards, New York Intern. Film Awards, Oniros Film Awards NYC

Musée Savoisien, Queens Museum of Art, Miami Fashion Film Festival, Chesterfield, Smithsonian Magazine, GetInspired, WU magazine, Canon, Nissan, Naturfoto, Südwest Presse, Repubblica, CliCiak Festival, Cliché Paris