Christoph Soeder is a German-French photographer with an interest in health related topics. Using the portrait, often in typological formats, he focuses on the individual in disparity of their community.
Christoph studied photography at the Berlin Ostkreuz School of Photography and at the University of South Wales, Newport, where he graduated with a first class honours degree from the BA (Hons) Documentary Photography course in 2015.
In 2010 Christoph started working as a news photographer and photojournalist in the Philippines and Germany. In 2012 he obtained the 2nd award Close Up! - Young photojournalists at the 62nd Berlinale and showed his work at C/O Berlin.
In parallel to his practice as a photojournalist Christoph developed a focus on documentary portrait photography. In 2013/14 his book Clear-Cut was shortlisted for the Unseen Dummy Award and exhibited at the Unseen Photo Fair in Amsterdam as well as in Tokyo. Clear-Cut has been self-published in a limited edition of 35 hand-made copies and sold out. In 2014 Christoph took part in the Open for Business exhibition in Newport/Wales presented by Magnum Photos and Multistory and showcased his work alongside photographers such as Martin Parr and Alessandra Sanguinetti.
His series Unfading, about women affected by alopecia, was published by CNN photos and featured on billboards around the UK and on Time LightBox. Christoph’s latest project Forgetting Forgetfulness explores the impact of music on people affected by Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.
Christoph is based as a freelancer in Berlin.
Warner Music Group
Sony Music Entertainment
Deutsche Presse Agentur (dpa)
Der Spiegel - Kevin Kühnert (2018)
Spiegel Online - Unfading (2017)
Tonic Magazin (2017)
Bird in Flight - Unfading (2017)
TIME LightBox, Portrait of Britain - Unfading (2016)
Photograd - Clear-Cut (2016)
CNN Photos - Unfading (2016)
GUP Magazine - Unfading (2016)
Gwead -Frame of Mind (2015)
Wonderzine - Clear-Cut - Clear-Cut (2014)
Darwine Magazine - Clear-Cut (2014)
Accent Magazine - Clear-Cut (2014)
Fotoroom - Clear-Cut (2014)
A Fine Beginning - Clear-Cut (2014)
Zeit Online - Strahlend helle Momente (2nd award "Close Up!" - Young photojournalists at the 62nd Berlinale 2012)
Part of Photography on a Postcard, London - Clear-Cut (2017)
Part of FO YOU - Voluntary Art Liason, Berlin - Frame of Mind (2017)
SEQUENCES Photography Festival, Rumania - Unfading (2017)
Portrait of Britain exhibition on electronics billboards around the UK - Unfading (2016)
Keep Your Eyes Peeled, aff Galerie, Berlin - Unfading (2016)
Newport Now – Art in the City, Newport Museum - Freak In A Dress (2016)
Part of Life Framer Los Angeles, Think Tank Gallery - Clear-Cut (2016)
Graduation Show, West Wharf Gallery, Cardiff - Unfading (2015)
Part of Open For Business by Magnum Photos and Multistory, Newport Wales
The Indepedent AIR, Silkeborg, Denmark - Clear-Cut (2014)
Part of A Fine Beginning: Made in Wales, Arcade Cardiff and Oriel Colwyn Gallery - Clear-Cut (2013)
Group show in Tokyo with photobookshow - Clear-Cut Book (2013)
Unseen Amsterdam, Clear-Cut Book shortlisted and exhibited at the Unseen Dummy Award (2013)
BA (Hons) Documentary Photography at the University of South Wales (Newport), First Class Degree (2012-2015)
Workshop with Anastasia Taylor-Lind "Beginning a Successful Career in Documentary Photography" London (2014)
The Indepedent AIR residency with Jens Olof Lasthein, David Barnes, Adam Jeppesen, Denmark (2014)
Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie, Berlin (2011-2012)
Internship (3 months) with the Philippine Star (daily newspaper) in Manila/Philippines. Assignments and published photographs in the lifestyle, sports and news section. (2010)