Judith Jockel was born in Frankfurt / Main, Germany
and is currently based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

My portraits balance between fiction and reality: the ingredients and locations are real: a house, a room, a garden, an office, but while photographing I am looking for a strange or magical side of ones own world. They might pretend to tell the full story of the person, but in the end they remain the result of a brief encounter of two individuals. In that particular moment I try to hold on to a feeling of truth; even if it's just a glimpse of what might lie beneath a surface.

Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, The Netherlands; photographic design

University of Art and Design, Offenbach, Germany;
visual communication

assisted Philip-Lorca DiCorcia and Lauren Greenfield, NY

2019 guest curator at Naarden Fotofestival 2019 2017 my book'You breathe from a garden in your neck' selected for 'The Best Dutch Book Designs 2016'(student panel) 2016 BRAAKLAND, Fotomusum Antwerp, Belgium 2012 IPA, Los Angeles, USA, honorable mention 2011 Photographers Awards of the Netherlands, nomination in two categories 2010 PhotoEspana, Campus PHE Edición de Libros, Madrid, Spain; Photographers Awards of the Netherlands (PANL), nomination in one category 2009 Descubrimient PhotoEspana, Madrid, Spain 2008 Nederlands Fotomuseum ('Pages'), Rotterdam, Netherlands; International Photography Award, Lucy Award (IPA), Los Angeles, USA, honorable mention 2007 Corbis Photography Award, nominated for the shortlist; Venice International Photo Contest, zilver; International Photography Award, Lucy Award (IPA), Los Angeles, honorable mention; PhotoEspana, Premio al Mejor Libro de Fotografía del Año, Madrid, Spain