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© Annika Weertz, 2022

Ludwig Nikulski

German photographer based in Hanover

Available for assignments

Ludwig is a member of

Freelens e.V.
Fotobus Society


I am following something that is absurd. I have to do it. There is a certain grade of darkness, memories, confusion, pushing it to the limit, to reveal something that no one can see. But it exists. Somewhere. With a loss of factual information, something hidden wants to be discovered to resonate in the world. That is what I am trying to do with photography. The work requires doubts, calmness, change, vulnerability, ecstasy and a high amount of naivety to go somewhere that can not be planned. I do not feel well with logic transcriptions. The narrative must be open. To be rewritten by the viewers own reality.

born in Greifswald
Studies of Fine-Arts and Philosophy, Caspar-David-Friedrich-Institut Greifswald
Studies of Photography, Lette Verein Berlin
NOOR Academy Masterclass
currently studying Visual Journalism & Documentary Photography, University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Hanover

Awards / Stipends

Münzenberg Forum Berlin, Art Competition, 1st Prize
Palm* Photo Prize, Shortlist
Nominated for Otto-Steinert-Prize, by the German Photographic Society
Vonovia Award for Photography, Shortlist
Stipend "Neustart Kultur", Stiftung Kulturwerk, VG-Bildkunst
Research Grant, VG-Bildkunst
Scholarship, Austauschstipendium des Künstlerhauses Lukas in der Nes Artist Residency Skagaströnd, Island
Nominated for Dokumentarförderpreis Wüstenrotstiftung
"Hello I Love You" - German Photobook Award 18/19, Bronze
"Hello I Love You" - Finalist for Award for Emerging Artists in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Schloss Plüschow


Gallery Espaço Alto, São Paulo
OFF Bratislava
Willi Münzenberg Forum, FMP1 Berlin
Hamburg Portfolio Review
Kranj Foto Fest, Kranj, Slovenia
Vonovia Award for Photography, Sprengel Museum Hannover
Lumínic Festival, Sant Cugat, Barcelona
Days of Photography, iManaLab, Nova Gorica, Slovenia
Palm* Photo Price, 1014 Gallery, London
Rotterdam Photofestival
Photobook Week Aarhus
Deutscher Fotobuchpreis 18/19 - Frankfurter Buchmesse
Hier und Jetzt, Nachwuchskunstpreis für Bildende Kunst - Künstlerhaus Schloss Plüschow
Deutscher Fotobuchpreis 18/19 - Regierungspräsidium Karlsruhe
Transformart Festival, Berlin
no limits, Photography Unlimited, Berlin
Deutscher Fotobuchpreis 18/19 - Goethe-Institut Tokio
Deutscher Fotobuchpreis 18/19 - Contemporary Art Ruhr (C.A.R.)
Deutscher Fotobuchpreis 18/19 - Fotoforum Köln
Deutscher Fotobuchpreis 18/19 - Stuttgarter Buchwochen
Seltsame Zeiten, mein Liebling, Kapelle, Berlin
Nachts auf der Sonne, Graduation Show, CRCLR, Berlin
1. Akt, Galerie STP, Greifswald
Nautilus „inside out", Zweidreiraum, Berlin
Die Welt tönt noch, OBEY Showroom, Berlin
Zwischen Innen und Außen - Filterhouse, Berlin
Glance vs. Gaze #02, Kunstquartier Bethanien, European Month of Photography, Berlin
Romantic in Abstraction, Caspar-David-Friedrich-Zentrum, Greifswald
Young Professionals, Fotofestival Horizonte, Zingst