Frederike Helwig was born in 1968 in Hamburg, Germany. She came to London in the early 1990s and started her 20 year editorial and commercial career with magazines such as i-D and The Face. She is currently working on a series of personal projects that were made during her time as an editorial photographer, exploring social documentary, portraiture and still life. Manifesting in publications, the first, Propaganda was self-published in 2016 and the second, Rundgang was published by Here Press in 2017. Most recent is Kriegskinder, a long-term project that started in 2014, which explores identity and personal history of people who grew up in post war Germany. In 2017, Kriegskinder was published by Hatje Cantz. Helwig has been an associate lecturer at London College of Fashion since 2016.
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March 2018 - GroupShow - Female Female, Galerie für
Feb 2018 - Solo Show - Kriegskinder, Galerie FHoch3, Berlin
July 2010 – Solo Show - SKYPE, Galerie fuer Moderne Fotografie, Berlin
Nov 2008 – Solo Show - SMILE, Galerie fuer Moderne Fotografie, Berlin
2014 – Lead Award
2012 – D&AD Awards
2010 – Nomination for ICP Infinity award
2000 – Lead Award
Nov 2017 – Kriegskinder, Hatje Cantz
May 2017 – Rundgang, Here Press
March 2016 – Propaganda, self-published
All images © Frederike Helwig
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