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ÜBER

Annika Weertz (*1991) arbeitet als freie Fotografin in Hannover.
Ihre Neugierde am Bild hat sie nach dem Studium der Geschichte, Journalistik und der technischen Redaktion in die Fotografie verschlagen. Als Autodidaktin erzählt sie in dokumentarischen Essays universelle Geschichten in privaten Details, wobei das Portrait im Mittelpunkt steht. Die Fotografie ist das Werkzeug, das sie durch die Komplexität des Lebens, Emotionen und Beziehungen führt. Ein essenzieller Teil ihrer Arbeit ist ihre eigene Vulnerabilität und der Versuch, die Welt nicht zu erklären, sondern erfahrbar zu machen. 

Ihre Aufträge reichen von Portraits für Magazin- und Zeitungsredaktionen, Kultureinrichtungen und Künstler*innen bis hin zu inszenierten Stillleben von Designobjekten, Schmuck und ausgewählten Werbeaufträgen. Sie ist Mitglied im Female Photoclub, der Fotobus Society und der VG Bild-Kunst.

Annika filmt gelegentlich und in ihrer Freizeit hört sie gerne Musik und schaut Autoren- und Horrorkino. 


WORKED FOR

ZeitMagazin, ZeitCampus, F.A.Z. Quaterly, Die Welt,  SPIEGEL Start, SPIEGEL Online, FACTOR Partners, Erlich Textil, ESTRID STUDIOS, TISSUE Magazine, Hessische Kulturstiftung, Hessischer Rundfunk, Doclights, Landeshauptstadt Hannover, Das Magazin, Annabelle Magazin,  NRC NL., Burda Verlag,  amongst others.


EXHIBITIONS

21/09 - 30/09 STATIONEN, Sechs Positionen hannoverscher Fotografinnen, Markthalle/Landtag, HANNOVER, GER

08/02 - 28/02/2021: KATALOQ, CHAPTER 04, ONLINE EXHIBITION, HANNOVER, GER

26/11/2020 -25/01/2021 liquid, I Like to Watch, Online Screening, London, ENG

202016/10 - 23/10/2020 WACHSWEICH,
NEUE ARCHAIK, HANNOVER, GER


10/2019 KISS ME I’M GOLDEN, PROTOTYP, GIEßEN, GER

07/2019 HUNDRED HEROINES // THE ROYAL PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
Representation on the Line: (Un)framing our Identities, LONDON, ENG

06/2019 EROS & THANATOS, Beta Box, GIEßEN, GER

11/2018 KunstSB, Alte Kupferschmiede, GIEßEN, GER

06-09/2018 Hirn in Vase, Galerie23, GIEßEN, GER

03/2018 Cheap Shots Pops Up!, STU/FF, LOS ANGELES, US

11/2017 New Masculinity, Blender Studios with Curated By Girls, BERLIN, GER

09/2017 Container Love, Reeperbahnfestival 2017, HAMBURG, GER

11/2016 SCARED OF GIRLS, Spinner und Weber, BERLIN, GER

10/2016 - 03/2017, Girl Gaze / A frame of Mind, The Annenberg Space for Photography, Skylight Studios,
LOS ANGELES, US

ABOUT

Annika Weertz (*1991) works as a freelance photographer in Hanover.
After studying history, journalism and technical editing, her curiosity for images led her to photography. As an autodidact, she tells universal stories in private details in documentary essays, with the portrait taking centre stage. Photography is the tool that guides her through the complexities of life, emotions and relationships. An essential part of her work is her own vulnerability and the attempt not to explain the world, but to make it tangible. 

Her assignments reach from portrait work for magazines, cultural institutions and artists to composed still lifes of design objects and selected advertising work. She is a member of Female Photo Club, Fotobus Society & VG Bild-Kunst. 


Annika also films occasionally and in her free time, she enjoys listening to music and watching auteur and horror cinema.
PUBLISHED IN

Safelight Paper
ZEIT ONLINE
TISSUE MAGAZINE
HUFFINGTON POST GERMANY
Aint-Bad - What We've Found: Dog Days
Container Love - Interview
adolescent content
EyeEm
NYLON Germany
i-D UK
i-D Germany
Lomography Germany
INDIE mag
Kaltblut Magazine
HUNGER TV
TENMAG
imgegenteil
Visceral.8
kwerfeldein.de
Curated by Girls




ANNIKA WEERTZ




EDITORIAL





YEAR

ZEITMagazin Watches and Jewellery with Anna Hofmann

2023

Annabelle Magazin About depression and suicidal tendencies in teenagers

2022

Zeit Campus Biologist Janina Rathgeber

2022






ZEITMagazin Hamburg Watches, jewellery and interior pieces

2020

Zeit Campus About body communication during sex

2020


MICHAEL BERGER & KEVIN CLARKE




Description 
Michael Berger and Kevin Clarke talking about Joseph Beuys active years in Hesse, Germany with Kristina Hinrichsen for Hessische Kulturstiftung.

Year 2021






SPIEGEL Start



Description
Portrait of Vanessa in Erfurt who suffers from long covid.

Year 2022




LUDWIG RINN



Description
Ludwig Rinn und Dr. Christoph Otterbeck talking about Joseph Beuys’ active years in Hesse, Germany for Hessische Kulturstiftung.


Year 2021




ZEIT CAMPUS   


Und was machst du so?


Description Portrait photograph of biologist Janina Rathgeber for Zeit Campus N°1 22/23, who searches for local bat populations in areas close to future wind farms and prepares an expert opinion in accordance with the law on the protection of species. 

Year 2022




PERSONAL



YEAR

2022 - 23

2021 - 23


2019 - 21

2015 - 21



ARCHIVE AND SINGLES



Description 
A selection of single images, portraits and studies from the past and the present

Year 
always




Look At Me Now!


Description

Look At Me Now! is not a documentary series in the sense of an observation from the outside, but an attempt at an ongoing collective portrait. Growing up is a constant peeling out of certain stages of life and images that one has made of oneself.  Especially at the beginning, this happens incredibly quickly. And yet every time there is the justified claim: Look! Now I am who I really am! In my photo series, I try to capture these moments of self-assertion, what is otherwise often dismissed as just a phase.

Through Milan, the son of a friend, I got access to his circle of friends, who fascinated me more and more after a first photographic acquaintance and whom I consequently wanted to portray in regular intervals. For a year now, a kind of continuous photographic diary has been created in which my view of them meets their view of themselves. The more time we spent together, the more their biographies unfolded, the portraits widened their space: relationships, migration experiences, friendship, future, parents, identity. Away from grand narratives of crisis, remote landscapes and foreign cultures, I wanted to capture this unbelievably condensed time of growing up, to share in their view of themselves, to look back with them on past images and develop new ones. And above all: to take them seriously in their self-expression and offer them the opportunity to create an image of themselves together with me that corresponds to their own ideal at this specific moment, beyond parental or social expectations.
Year 2022/23




COME TO ME



Description

If I only knew what this was about

Year 2019-2021



KISS ME I’M GOLDEN

 
Year 2019

Description

Music photography and the documentation of bands go hand in hand with a certain style and certain subjects that, to this day, have been reproduced a thousand times: pre-gig rituals and band huddles, sweaty faces right after the show, backstage drinks, little jokes in-between shows, live footage. These photographs are rarely ever art since they mainly serve the purpose of promoting a particular band image and therefore only allow intimate moments in a set frame.

The essence Annika Weertz is trying to find in her photographs exceeds the authentic portrayal of a band. It is the genuine perception of connections. In what ways does the social atmosphere manifest itself among the band members, what are their relationships with each other like and what type of connection do they have with the photographer? By putting together numerous images, Weertz tries to create a mosaic of interpersonal relationships, which obviously and ultimately remains unfinished. It is an artistic attempt that also reveals its own perspective, as the artist’s personality and presence contribute a vital part to the documentary and have a significant influence on the outcome of the project. Annika Weertz comes closer to a truth that lies beyond objective documentation and unfolds a tension of its very own for the viewer.





Y.U.P. Festival




Description
Event Documentation for Young Urban Performance Festival in Osnabrück documenting performances of Julischka Stengele (AT), Lady Boy Jon (BE), Young Boy Dancing Group (CH), Territorium KV (AT), 
Year 2022




ARACY - DER ENGEL VON HAMBURG 



Author/Director: Gabriele Rose
Producers: Stefan Bomhof, Victoria Vorbröker
Production Management: Ron P. Glavas (Doclights), Melanie Clausen (ARTE)
Actresses/Actors: Cristina do Rego, Ilona Schulz, Sören Kneidl, Maciey Tyrakowski, Silvia Ferstl



Description

ARACY - DER ENGEL VON HAMBURG is a DOCLIGHTS GmbH production commissioned by NDR in cooperation with ARTE and funded by Nordmedia Film- und Mediengesellschaft Niedersachsen/Bremen mbH.

I shot stills for one day and some BTS.

Year 2022




ATEMZÜGE





Authors: Simone Buchholz, Mareike Fallwickl, Berit Glanz, Karen Köhle
Editor and Dramaturg: Cordula Huth
Leads: Victoria Trauttmansdorff, Sascha Icks, Lisa Hrdina, Milena Arne Schedle
Supporting: Ulrich Noethen, Wolfram Koch, Felix Goeser, Stefan Kaminski


Description

Radio play “Atemzüge” (Hessische Rundfunk production) tells of female desire in different phases of life based on four female neighbours and their sex partners.

I was able to visit the recording sessions in Berlin to document the recording process and the actresses/actors while rehearsing.

Year 2022




ESTRID STUDIOS



Description Website and Social Media Content produced for Estrid Studios

Year 2020-23




PORTRAIT





YEAR

2023



Viktoria Millentrup Architect at Bjarke Ingels Group, Copenhagen

2021-22

Jan Christian Vestre Minister of Trade & Industry Norway, Oslo

2021

Adam Peleg Musician, Copenhagen

2021-22

Malthe Knudsen Musician, Copenhagen

2022

Anna Hofmann Artist, Frankfurt

2022



Erasmus Leinweber Artist, Painter, Hannover

2020-21





Mathias Leidgschwendner



Description
Portraits of art director Mathias Leidgschwendner

Year 2023




Teenagers’ Clothes


A contemporary fashion portrait



DescriptionThe fashion industry is still obsessed with youth. We are used to look at adolescent bodies wearing designer clothes that were put on them by adult stylists and fashion editors. As a portrait photographer, I was interested to know what teens are wearing 2022 when they dress themselves and their thought process behind it. How do they pose and express themselves? What are their favourite pieces and what role does fashion play in their everyday life.

Our portrait takes place in Gießen, Germany. A small student town near Frankfurt. I had lived there for nine years and while I was visiting my friends, I came home very late one summer night to find out that my friend’s son, Milan, was still awake watching JW Anderson’s fashion show. I asked about his friends and if they were also interested in fashion like he was. It did not take long to gather this group of friends together.

After having several flash backs to my own youth in the early 2000s, I noticed how they are way better at styling and putting a look together and they really do know what they are doing.


Published on Safelight Paper 

Year 2022



Adam Peleg




Description

Adam Peleg is known as the former leadsinger of the Danish psychedelic surf Band Pacific Swell, with which he has toured Germany twice already and other parts of Europe such as Spain & The Netherlands.

With his solo project, he takes the stage as a modern crooner but draws a fine line between theatricism and vulnerability. Inspired by the productions of a bygone era, he dives deep into his very own world as a singer songwriter. An unintrusive yet sometimes haunting guitar lures us in and we find ourselves in his melancholic dreams in which his deep voice tells poetic stories of love.

In collaboration with Adam, I have shot several portraits for promotion purposes, shot and designed his album and various covers and produced the music video for his debut single “Guess The Music Ain’t For You” and filmed a life session for his second single “Rusty Rifle”. 


Location
Copenhagen, Denmark

Year
2021-22





Jan Christian Vestre


Minister of Health, Norway

Description
Offical Portraits for Office

Year 2021




VIDEO




Commissioned




2019

Personal Work


2022

Pacific Swell Screentests

2020-23

2020



Adam Peleg - Guess The Music Ain’T For You




Starring Adam Peleg as Adam Peleg Kitty Collins as Kitty
Directed & Edited & Director of Photography Annika Weertz
Second Camera Stephan Gräfe
Mixed & Produced
Johan Haavik

Description Music Video for Copenhagen based musician Adam Peleg

Year 2022


Adam Peleg - Rusty Rifle


Lyrics & Music Adam Peleg
Directed, Edited & Director of Photography Annika Weertz
Mixed & recorded by Johan Haavik

Description Live session for Copenhagen based musician Adam Peleg

Year 2022


Pacific Swell - Screen Tests



Directed, Edited & Director of Photography
Annika Weertz
Description
Moving Portraits of Pacific Swell
Year 2019

Noah Eating Ice Cream



Directed, Edited & Director of Photography
Annika Weertz
Description
Very short clip of Noah eating ice cream
Year 2019