Based in Bremen & Hamburg, Germany
+49 178 801 2191
Marcus Wiechmann currently works as a photo editor at the cover department of DER SPIEGEL
news magazine and is responsible for other magazines of the publishing house as well.
He studied photojournalism and documentary photography at Hochschule Hanover, Germany
and spent two semesters abroad as an Erasmus+ scholar at Bilgi University in Istanbul, Turkey.
He also attended an exchange semester at Patshala South Asian Media Institute in Dhaka,
Bangladesh with a DAAD scholarship. In 2018 he completed an internship at the DARST Projects
collective in Scicli, Italy and in 2021-22 he worked as an intern in the photo department of DER
SPIEGEL news magazine in Hamburg, Germany.
Marcus is a visual storyteller who likes to work with different visual approaches and mediums.
His long-term projects focus on social, humanitarian and environmental topics with a special
interest for issues in Europe and the Middle East.
Marcus is always interested to collaborate with writing journalists and is available for
editorial and corporate photo- or videography assignments.
DER SPIEGEL, evangelisch.de, fluter.de, Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung, Sea-Watch e.V., Uni SPIEGEL
Awards / Grants
2020 Shortlisted, 7. Marta Hoepffner-Preis für Fotografie
2019 Shortlisted, Alexia Foundation (Student Grant)
2019 Shortlisted, Felix Schoeller Photo Award (Best Work by an Emerging Photographer)
2019 3rd place, Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest (Spot News single)
2019 Shortlisted, Kolga Award (Documentary series)
2018 3 x Award of Excellence, 73rd College Photographer of the Year (Intern. Picture Story, Interpretive Eye & Spot News)
2018 Shortlisted, World.Report Award / Festival of Ethical Photography (Student category)
2017 Gold medal, 72nd College Photographer of the Year (Portrait)
2017 Nominee, 2017 Edition of Photogrvphy Grant
Exhibitions / Screenings
2020 "Catharsis" - 7. Marta Hoepffner-Preis für Fotografie, Hofheim am Taunus (Group)
2020 "Sea Watch" - World Press Photo Exhibition, Oldenburg (Screening)
2019 "Sea Watch" - Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest, Moscow (Group)
2019 "The Yazidis" - Kolga Tbilisi Photo, Tbilisi (Group)
2018 "Human Rights" - KREIS Galerie, Nuremberg & Federal Foreign Office, Berlin (Group)
2017 "The Yazidis" - International Yazidi Women Conference, Ratssaal Bielefeld