/ 2016 / Fine Art / People_FA

series WAITING FOR THE CANDYMEN

  • Prize
    Silver in Press/Feature Story, Gold in Press/Political, Gold in Fine Art/People, Gold in Portraiture/Culture, 1st Place winner in Portraiture
  • Company
    SAILOR`S YARN
  • Photographer
    KIRSTIN SCHMITT
  • Credit
    KIRSTIN SCHMITT

The series WAITING FOR THE CANDYMEN is portrait of Cuban ideysycratiy and a study of
waiting: Waiting the right moment, waiting for tomorrow, waiting forsomething or someone
who brings redemption - maybe…

(candid / documentary photography / work in progress since 2014 / La Habana / ratio 3:2
/Color / all rights by KIRSTIN SCHMITT)

Documentary filmmaker and cinematographer, photographer / 2011-2014 teaching for the “Goethe-Institut Angola,“ the “Cefojor-Centro de Formação de Jornalistas” and „Lusíada University“ in Luanda, Angola

STUDIES
Cultural Anthropology & Central-American-Studies University Frankfurt M. and Hamburg / direction & cinematography (2.subject) at „Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg“ in Ludwigsburg, Germany / documentary filmmaking at „EICTV- Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión“ (Cuba) / 2014 MAGNUM Photos Paris, Workshop with Eli Reed / 2015 LEICA Photos, Masterclass with Bruces Gilden / 2016 Workshop OSTKREUZ Agency, Germany

LANGUAGES: German, English, Spanish, Portuguese (basic)

Works and lives between Havana and Berlin

Awards _________AWARDS & GRANTS

2017

*IPA-International Photography Awards 2017 / Honorable Mention in 4 categories / for the series UN MUNDO POR ADELANTE / New York, USA

* 6th LIFE FRAMER Photography Award / Winner / judged by Simon Norfolk / USA

*KOLGA PHOTO AWARD 2017 / shortlisted at 3 categories: Documentary, conceptual & single photo / Tbilisi History Museum / GEORGIA

*ATHEN PHOTO FESTIVAL 2017 / shortlisted with ARROZ CON MANGO - THE NEW MEN / GREECE




2016

*SONY WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD / 1st prize / professional competition / category: Art/Candid / for the series WAITING FOR THE CANDYMEN / London, UK

*IPA-International Photography Awards / 1st place / professional / category Event: social cause / for the series ARROZ CON MANGO - THE NEW MEN / USA

*PX3, Prix de la Photographie Paris 2016 / professional / People's Choice: 1st place / category: Portraiture, Culture / for the series WAITING FOR THE CANDYMEN / FRANCE

*PX3, Prix de la Photographie Paris 2016 / professional / People's Choice: 1st place / category: Press, Political / for the series WAITING FOR THE CANDYMEN / FRANCE

*PX3, Prix de la Photographie Paris 2016 / professional / People's Choice: 1st place / category: Fine Art, People / for the series WAITING FOR THE CANDYMEN / FRANCE

*PX3, Prix de la Photographie Paris 2016 / professional / People's Choice: 1st place / category: Press, Feature Story / or the series ARROZ CON MANGO - THE NEW MEN / FRANCE

*LAF5 - Latin American Fotografía 5"/ Winner / for the series WAITING FOR THE CANDYMEN / New York, USA


*PX3, Prix de la Photographie Paris 2016 / professional / People's Choice: Category Winner / category: Portraiture / for the series WAITING FOR THE CANDYMEN / FRANCE

*PX3, Prix de la Photographie Paris 2016 / professional / People's Choice: Category Winner / category: Press / or the series ARROZ CON MANGO - THE NEW MEN / FRANCE


*HessenFilm & Media / Film grant / for the long-term documentary ADELHEID, KORNELIUS & DIE TÖTE (HD / 90min / Germany & Spain) / GERMANY


*PX3, Prix de la Photographie Paris 2016 / professional / People's Choice: 2nd place / category: Press, Feature Story / for the series WAITING FOR THE CANDYMEN / FRANCE

*PX3, Prix de la Photographie Paris 2016 / professional / People's Choice: 2nd place / category: Press, Political / or the series ARROZ CON MANGO - THE NEW MEN / FRANCE


*PX3, Prix de la Photographie Paris 2016 / professional / Honorable mention / or the series ARROZ CON MANGO - THE NEW MEN /FRANCE

*5th LIFE FRAMER „an instant“ contest / Honorable mention / judged by Olivia Arthur (Magnum) / USA

*IPA-International Photography Awards / professional / Social Cause Category / Honorable Mention / for the photo MARSHLAND / USA

*IPA-International Photography Awards / Editorial: Political Category / Honorable Mention / for the photo MARSHLAND / USA

*IPA-International Photography Awards / Social Cause Category / Honorable Mention / for the series WAITING FOR THE CANDYMEN/ USA

*IPA-International Photography Awards / Editorial: Political category / Honorable Mention / for the series WAITING FOR THE CANDYMEN/ USA

*IPA-International Photography Awards / Editorial: Photo Essay and Feature Story Category / Honorable Mention / for the series WAITING FOR THE CANDYMEN / USA

*IPA-International Photography Awards / Event: Traditions and Cultures Category / Honorable Mention / for the series WAITING FOR THE CANDYMEN / USA

*IPA-International Photography Awards / People: Lifestyle Category / Honorable Mention / for the series WAITING FOR THE CANDYMEN / USA

*THE FAMILY OF MEN / IPA-International Photography Awards / Honorable mention / for NIGHT FALLS ABOUVE JESUS MARIA / USA

*THE FAMILY OF MEN by IPA-International Photography Awards / Honorable mention / for the photo MARSHLAND / USA

*THE FAMILY OF MEN by IPA-International Photography Awards / Honorable mention / from the series PAN CON CROQUETA / USA




2015

*IPA - International Photography Awards / Social Cause Category / Honorable Mention / for the series WAITING FOR THE CANDYMEN (work in progress) / USA

*IPA - International Photography Awards / Editorial: Photo essay and feature story category / Honorable Mention / for the series WAITING FOR THE CANDYMEN / USA

*IPA - International Photography Awards / Deeper perspective category / Honorable Mention / for the series WAITING FOR THE CANDYMEN (work in progress) / USA

*IPA - International Photography Awards / Fine art: portrait category / Honorable Mention / for the series WAITING FOR THE CANDYMEN (work in progress) / USA

*IPA - International Photography Awards / Social Cause Category / Honorable Mention / for the photo SAN LAZARO / USA

*IPA - International Photography Awards / Editorial: General News category / Honorable Mention / for the photo INSIGNIA / USA

*IPA - International Photography Awards / Editorial: Photo essay and feature story category / Honorable Mention / for the series PAN CON CROQUETA (work in progress) / USA

*IPA - International Photography Awards / Deeper perspective category / Honorable Mention / for the series PAN CON CROQUETA (work in progress) / USA

*IPA - International Photography Awards / Editorial: Political / Honorable Mention / for the photo SAN LAZARO / USA

*IPA - International Photography Awards / People: portrait / Honorable Mention / for the photo SOLDIERS DAY OFF / USA





2013

*New Talent Biennale Cologne / GERMANY





2010

*ScriptCamp, GERMANY




2006

* Baden-Württemberg Scholarship, GERMANY




_________SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2015

* Galería "Julio Larramendi" / series PAN CON CROQUETA / La Habana, CUBA

* FIAU-Festival de Arte Urbana Havana / series PAN CON CROQUETA / La Habana, CUBA

*series PAN CON CROQUETA / during the 12. Bienal de La Habana, presented by Fundación Caguayo, organizer Edenis Sanches / La Habana, CUBA









COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS / ART FAIRS / FESTIVALS


2017

* KOLGA PHOTO AWARD 2017 showcase at KOLGA TBILISI PHOTO week, May 2017, GEORGIA

* F22 presented by UNEAC - Unión de escritores y artistas de Cuba, February 2017, La Habana, CUBA





2016

*5th SIPF - Singapore International Photography Festival, SINGAPORE

*BRUSSELS EXPO. Palais 4, Brussels, BELGIUM

*PhotoKina / Cologne, GERMANY

*EUROVEA, Bratislava, SLOVAKIA

* PALAZZO TRIGONA, Enna, ITALY

* SONY SQUARE, New York, USA

* SPAZIO TADINI, MILANO, Italia, 16.9-16.10.2016

*TONNARA DE MARZAMEMI, Sicily, ITALY

*Alliance française, La Habana, CUBA

*WIILLY BRANDT HAUS Berlin, 5.7.16 - 30.9.16, GERMANY

*U SPACE, Beijing, China, 7.6 to 26.2016

*SOMERSET HOUSE, London, UK 22nd April - 8th May 2016, UK

*SOCIEDAD DANTE ALIGHIERI, La Habana, CUBA





2015

*ART BASEL MIAMI - Scop Art show / series PAN CON CROQUETA / Miami, USA



2014

*ART BASEL MIAMI - Scop Art show / series PAN CON CROQUETA / Miami, USA

*Paris PhotoWeek / at MAGNUM photos, Office Paris / FRANCE


2013

*New Talent Biennale Cologne / documentary ROMAZE O.T (direction Elke Lehrenkrauss, DoP Kirstin Schmitt) / GERMANY



Her work as cinematographer has been presented at several international film-festivals like Shanghai International Film festival,

DOK Leipzig, American Documentary Film Festival Palm Springs, etc.