About

FABIAN WEISS is a photographer, board member of the journalistic NGO FROH, member of the German photo agency LAIF, and Ph.D. candidate at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. His visual projects explore identity and cultural changes in personal structures within a broader assessment of the surrounding society. His photography has been awarded and exhibited internationally and Fabian teaches and conducts workshops on photography and visual storytelling worldwide. For his doctoral studies, he is researching the interplay between self-optimization, culture, and photography.


Editorial Clients 6mois, Aargauer Zeitung, Abenteuer & Reisen, ADAC Urlaub, Amnesty Journal, Annabelle, Axel Springer Verlag, Beef, Bergwelten, Berliner Zeitung, Bilanz, BOA, Børsen, Bref, Brigitte, Business Punk, Chrismon, Cicero, Citat, CoFounder, Corriere Della Sera, DB Mobil, De Standaard, Der Freitag, Der SPIEGEL, Der Standart, Die Tagespresse, Die Welt, Die ZEIT, DLF Nova, DLV, Doppelpunkt, DuMont, El Pais, Eltern, Emerge, Enorm, Esslinger Zeitung, Extra Leben, Fluter, Focus, Forum, Fotografi, FR7, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Frankfurter Rundschau, Free Men‘s World, GEO, GEO France, GEO Latvia, GEO Slovakia, Gioia, Guido, Grazie, Greenpeace Magazin, Handelsblatt, Handmade Kultur, Harvard Business Manager, Himmelblau, Hollandse Hoogte, Internazionale, JWD, Kolik, Kurier, L-Mag, La Vie, Le Monde, Le Temps T-Magazine, Les Echoes, Löwenzahn Verlag, Lufthansa Magazin, Mare, Marco Polo, Merian, Mindener Tageblatt, Müürileht, NZZ, National Geographic, National Geographic Traveler, Natur, NEON, Neue Luzerner Zeitung, New Scientist, Nowe Forum, Outdoor, P.M., Phoenix Weekly, Photo Presse, Playboy Magazin, Postimees, Profifoto, Profil, Publik Forum, Readers Digest, Revue, Schleswig-Holstein am Wochenende, Schwarzwälder Bote, Schwäbische Zeitung, Slanted, Sonntag, South Coast Baltic, Stern, Stuttgarter Zeitung, Sunday Times Magazine, Surprise, Süddeutsche Zeitung, SZ Magazin, Technology Review, The European, The New York Times, The Guardian, Tonic, Volkskrant, Voyageurs Du Monde, WDR, Welt Der Frauen, Wienerin, Wiener Zeitung, WDR, Werde, WOZ, ZEIT, ZEIT Magazin, Zeitzeichen 

Commercial Clients AirBnB, B|BE Branded Entertainment, Egger & Lerch, BIPA, Europäischer Sopzialfonds, Imagera, independent Medien-Design Horst Moser, Kerygma, Kolle Rebbe, HRS, Institut für Kulturkonzepte, Siemens, Primafila

NGOs Caritas, Don Bosco Mission, Salesian Mission, Greenpeace

Book Publications 
2020 Will Call It Home. Self-published. ISBN:978-3-00-065114-4 2020 3. Art Research Envelope. Vienna: Universität für Angewandte Kunst. ISBN: 978-3-9504894-5-3 (Contributor) 

2018 Tbilisi - Archive of Transition. Berlin: Niggli. ISBN 978-3-7212-0983-9 (Editor & Contributor) 

2015 “Germany - Not Ready”. In Sea Change. Oslo: Forlaget Press. ISBN:978-8-275477-84-0 (Contributor)

2013 Wolfskinder. Baden: Edition Lammerhuber. ISBN:978-3-901753-64-0 

2011 Between Myth & Reality: Encounters with Roma. Vienna: Erste Foundation. ISBN: 978-3-902673-06-0 (Exhibition Catalogue)

Exhibitions (Selected)
2018 “Here to Stay“ Kunstsommer Irsee, Germany | Frankfurt Book Fair, Germany
2016 “Here to Stay“ Kolga Tbilisi photo festival, Tbilisi, Georgia “Sea Change“ Lumix Fotofestival, Hanover
2015 “Sea Change“ Literature House Oslo, Norway | Berlin, Germany | Vienna, Austria
2014 “Wolfskinder“ Haus der Wirtschaft, Stuttgart, Germany “Wolfskinder“ FreeLens Galerie, Hamburg, Germany “Youth in Transnistria“ RPS International Print Exhibition, London & Banbury, UK
2013 “Wolfskinder“ Hanserd Gallery, Southampton, UK “Wolfskinder“ Dialogue & Quiet Conversation, Photoville, New York, USA “Wolfskinder“ London College of Communication Gallery Spaces, UK
2012 “Lala Life“ De Oude Kerk, Amsterdam (Netherlands) (2012)
2011 “Between Myth & Reality: Encounters with Roma“ Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Austria 

Accolades (Selected)
2019 Research Grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (European Journalism Centre)
2018 Renovabis Research Grant for Reporting from Eastern Europe
2016 Research Grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (European Journalism Centre)
Sea Change shortlisted for Publication of the Year of Norway
2015 Winner of the Schneelöwe Journalism prize
Renovabis Research Grant for Reporting from Eastern Europe
Joop Swart Masterclass Nominee
2014 Winner Austrian Press Prize ‘Objektiv‘, category photo series
Shortlisted for the IdeasTap Magnum Top 30 under 30
2013 Winner CNN Journalist Award Photo
Silver Medal German Photo Book Prize
Winner BFF Förderpreise & Alfred Fried Award
Finalist for the European Publishers Award Finalist at the Deutsche Bank Award in Photography
Nominated PDN 30 Emerging Photographers to Watch & Joop Swart Masterclass
Research Grant from the German VG Bild-Kunst
2012 Winner Getty Emerging Talent Award
Winner Austrian Press Prize ‘Objektiv‘, category photo series
Pride Photo Award, 1. Prize in category ‚Documentary‘ 

Interviews | Features 
Book review WOLFSKINDER on social.net (DE) & taz.de (DE) & Kunstbuch Anzeiger (DE), Exhibition review WOLFSKINDER on GalleryTalk (DE) & Tonic (DE), SEA CHANGE on fm4.orf.at (AT), Interview NOUA magazine on locals.md (MD) & locals.md (MD), Lala Life on QWien (AT), Interview on Picturalis (EN)