Biography

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

Achim Pohl lives in Essen and has two children 

 

2010 Teaching photography in schools and in facilities for handicapped people  

2009 Grant from the VG Bild-Kunst

2006 Participation in the Schömberger Fotoherbst

2005 Grants from the VG Bild-Kunst and the Sparkassen-Kulturstiftung

2005 First prize at One Vision European Photographic Competition

2004 First Prize at the International Contest for Photojournalism  of the UCIP

2001 Publication of the Picture book "So nahe wurdest du mir"

since 1997  Layout of magazines, books and posters 

since 1992 freelance photographer for print and PR (Corporate Communication; Calendars; Advertising, Editorial)

 

 

1992 Diploma with the practical part Grenzenlos–Roma in NRW (can be seen in Reportage Germany under the title No Borders – Gypsies in Germany and the theoretical essay Bilder der Fremde  

1990 Intermediate exams on Calcutta

1982-1992 Studied Design at the Gesamthochschule Essen focusing on photojournalism

1980-1982 Studied Philosophy in Düsseldorf

 


 

Photojournalistic travel:

Argentina [2002, 2003, 2011]

Athos [1985, 1986]

Belarus [2000]

Bhutan [1999]

Bolivia [1991, 2002, 2007, 2011, 2012, 2015]

Bosnia and Herzegowina [1993, 2006]

Brazil [1991, 1992, 2004, 2008] 

Cambodia [2010]

Chile [1998]

Colombia [2004, 2017]

Croatia [1992, 1993]

Cuba [1998] 

Costa Rica [1991]

Czech Republic [1994]

Dominican Republic [1999, 2012]

Ecuador [2000, 2006, 2012, 2016]

Egypt [2006]

Eritrea [1992]

El Salvador [1999, 2013, 2015]

Ethiopia [1992]

France [1984]

Great Britain [1987, 1994, 1996]

Guatemala [1997, 2001, 2015, 2016]

Haiti [1996, 2008]

Honduras [1991, 2009, 2012]

India:

  Andaman & Nicobar Islands [1991] 

  Andhra Pradesh [2009] 

  Bihar [1999] 

  Himachal Pradesh [2005] 

  Jammu & Kashmir [2011]

  Jharkhand [2004]

  Tamil Nadu [1987] 

  West Bengal [1989]  

Indonesia [1999]

Israel [1979, 1996]

Italy [2005, 2007, 2008, 2014]

Morocco [2003]

Macedonia [1991, 1992, 1995]

Mexico [2006]

Mozambique [2012]

Nepal [1989]

Nicaragua [2012, 2017]

Netherlands [2007, 2009, 2013]

Panama [2017]

Paraguay [2012]

Peru [1993, 1998, 2004, 2007, 2013]

Philippines [2008]

Poland [2000]

Romania [1992, 1994, 2006, 2011, 2014]

Russia [1982, 2000, 2012]

Serbia [1988, 1994]

Spain [1986, 2003, 2006, 2007]

Syria [2002]

Turkey [1981, 1982, 2002]

Uganda [2005]

Ukraine [2001, 2003]

Uruguay [2003, 2011]

Venezuela [2003]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exhibitions (selected):

 

2016 Akademie Die Wolfsburg, Mülheim/Ruhr

2015 Kulturort Depot, Dortmund

2012 Ludwig-Galerie, Schloss Oberhausen

2011 Jewish Synagogue, Düsseldorf

2011 Volkshochschule, Essen

2008 Deutscher Kinder- und Jugendhilfetag, Messe Essen

2007 Hotel d'Arlatan, Rencontres de Photographie, Arles

2005 Théatre Vaudeville, Brüssel

2004 Bank im Bistum Essen

2002 Ruhrkohle AG, Essen; Landtag, Düsseldorf

2001 Kreissparkasse Köln

1999 Bergbaumuseum Bochum; Rathaus Essen

1998 Konrad-Martin-Haus, Paderborn

1997 Obere Pfarrkirche, Bamberg

1996 Volkshochschule Hamm

1995 Internationale Fototage Herten

1994 Kunstraum Farmsen, Hamburg

1993 Rathaus, Norderstedt

1992 Zeche Carl, Essen

1992 Campos de Jordao, Saõ Paulo/Brasilien

1989 Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam

1987 Haus des Einzelhandels, Essen

1983 Galerie 23, Düsseldorf

 

 

Special skills: 

– English and Spanish fluently, French and Portuguese good  knowledge

– Proficient in Photoshop, Lightroom, InDesign and Final Cut Pro; basic Pre-Press-Knowledge

– Able to write good and readable journalistic reports

 

 

 

 

 

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