Curriculum Vitae


Daniel Seiffert

was born 1980 just a stone’s throw away from the wall in East Berlin.

Before studying photography at the Ostkreuz School for Photography in Berlin, he earned a Master’s degree in Political Science, Media Studies, and African Studies from universities in Berlin, Potsdam and Lisbon. 

Among others, he received the prestigous C/O Talents Award, Canon Award for Young Professional Photographers and was nominated for international FOAM Paul Huf Award. His work has been exhibited internationally like c/o Berlin, ParisPHOTO, PhotoEspana and PhotoMonth Minsk.

He self-published his first artist book "Kraftwerk Jugend" which was shortlisted for the Dummy Award of 5th International Photobook Award Kassel and has been part of book shows at Le Bal Paris and at the Brighton Photo Biennial. 

As a happy father of two daughters he is living and working as a freelance photographer and picture editor in his hometown Berlin.

Awards / Grants

2019 Finalist Portraits - Hellerau Photography Award

2018 Kolga Photo Award, Shortlist Documentary Photo Project

2015 LensCulture Emerging Talent Award

2014 Grant Stiftung Kulturwerk VG Bild-Kunst

2014 Grant HAUS am KLEISTPARK 

2013 selected for CIRCULATION(S) Festival de la jeune photographie europeenne, Paris

2012 selected for Emergentes | DST 2012 Award, Festival Encontros da Imagem Braga, Portugal

2012 C/O Berlin Talents 28 Award 

2012 Nomination for FOAM Paul Huf Award

2012 Kassel Photobook Dummy Award 2012, Shortlist

2009 Canon Profifoto Förderpreis 1/09 for CTRL - Research Surveillance 

2005 ASA working grant, Images Davida, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil


2019 Portraits - Hellerau Photography Award, Pumpenhaus Dresden

2018 Sharing Space(s), group exhibition at feldfünf Metropolenhaus, Monat der Fotografie OFF, Berlin

2018 Trabanten, Kolga Tbilisi Photo Award, Georgia

2018 Keep your Eyes peeled, group exhibition, Gallery Weekend at AFF Gallery, Berlin

2017 Trabanten, group exhibition, Ein Tag in Berlin - 30 Jahre danach, Fotogalerie Friedrichshain

2017 Kraftwerk Jugend, Rencontres internationales de la photographie en Gaspésie, Quebec/Canada

2017 Trabanten, Festival Internacional de Fotografia de Viseu, Portugal

2017 Keep your eyes peeled, group exhibition, Gallery Weekend Berlin, AFF Gallery, Berlin

2015 Kraftwerk Jugend, European Month of Photography, Goethe Institut, Minsk, Belarus

2015 LensCulture Emerging Talents 2015, San Francisco Camerawork Gallery, USA

2014 Exhibition Photography Grant Tempelhof-Schöneberg, Galerie Haus am Kleistpark, Berlin

2013 Tracks and Traces - C/O Talents, ParisPHOTO, Goethe Institut Paris, France

2013 Uncertain Futures, exhibition of international photography, Gallery of Photography Dublin, Ireland

2013 Groupshow C/O Talents 2012, Abbeye de Neumunster, Luxembourg

2013 Tracks and Traces - C/O Berlin Talents, PHotoEspaña, Goethe Institut Madrid

2013 Screening, CIRCULATION(S), Lodz Fotofestiwal, Poland

2013 CIRCULATION(S) Festival de la jeune photographie europeenne, Parc de Bagatelle, Paris

2012 Tulca Festival of Visual Art Galway, Ireland

2012 Brighton Photo Biennial / Photobookshow 

2012 Kraftwerk Jugend, C/O Talents 28, Postfuhramt, Berlin

2012 Kammerspiel, F'Stop Festival, Leipzig

2012 Photobook Dummy Award 2012. F'Stop Festival, Leipzig

2012 Photobook Dummy Award 2012. Le Bal, Paris

2012 5. Jahrgang Ostkreuzschule, Galerie Büchergilde Frankfurt/Main

2012 Kraftwerk Jugend, Galerie Sprechsaal, Berlin

2012 Photo 12 - Werkschau für Fotografie, Screening, Zürich, Schweiz

2011 SCHAU. Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie. Klasse Ute Mahler, Berlin 

2011 Das Geheimnis bleibt. Modefotografie von Ute Mahler und Schülern, Halle/Saale

2011 STRG K Choreographie einer Stadt, Forum Factory, Gallery Weekend, Berlin

2011 Klopfzeichen, Unikum, Klagenfurt, Österreich

2010 Trennungen/Seperazione/Locevanje, Villach, Österreich

2010 Canon Profifoto Förderpreis, Visual Gallery, Photokina Köln

2010 Geschichts Codes 2010/Einheitsbild, ARD Hauptstadtstudio, Berlin

2007 Close Up! Junge Fotojournalisten auf der 57. Berlinale, C/O Berlin

2006 Imagens Davida, Hotel Nicacio, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil