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© Annika Weertz, 2022

Ludwig Nikulski

Photographer based in Hanover, Germany.

Available for assignments

Ludwig is a member of

Freelens e.V.
Fotobus Society
Künstlerbund MV


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

Award for Emerging Artists in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Winner
Project Grant, VG-Bidkunst
Nikon Fotobus Grant, Shortlist
Fresheyes Magazine “100 best emerging photographers”, curated by GUP
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 by Künstlerhaus Lukas, Nes Artist Residency Skagaströnd, Iceland
Nominated for Dokumentarförderpreis Wüstenrotstiftung
German Photobook Award 18/19, Bronze
Award for Emerging Artists in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Finalist


08.09. - 06.10. "Hier&Jetzt" Award for Emerging Artists in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Schloss Plüschow
Kulturforum Schleswig-Holstein-Haus, Schwerin
Portfolio Walk, by the German Photographic Academy, Deichtorhallen Hamburg
Galerie Laubengang, Hanover, Germany
Public Space Exhibition, Hanover, Germany
Gallery Duża Scena UAP, Poznań, Poland
Gallery Espaço Alto, São Paulo, Brazil
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, UK
Rotterdam Photofestival
OFF Bratislava
Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Awards, ClampArt Gallery, New York
Rotlicht Festival, Vienna
Kranj Foto Fest, Slovenia
Art Photo BCN, Arts Santa Monica, Barcelona
„Luft und Licht“, Edvard Munch Haus, Warnemünde, Rostock
Portfolio Walk, German Photographic Society
Photobook Week Aarhus
German Photobook Award 18/19 - Frankfurter Buchmesse
"Hier&Jetzt" Award for Emerging Artists in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Schloss Plüschow
German Photobook Award 18/19 - Regierungspräsidium Karlsruhe
Transformart Festival, Berlin
"no limits", Photography Unlimited, Berlin
German Photobook Award 18/19 - Goethe-Institut Tokio
German Photobook Award 18/19 - Contemporary Art Ruhr (C.A.R.)
German Photobook Award 18/19 - Fotoforum Köln
German Photobook Award 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