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Linda Dreisen (b.1983) is a photojournalist and communication designer, based in Douala, Cameroon.
After working as a theater painter, illustrator and graphic designer, Linda started using photography to capture her environment. She studied communication design, photojournalism and documentary photography at the University of Applied Science and Arts in Hanover which she finished in early 2013. Her works appeared in exhibitions worldwide and she works for various magazines and newspapers in Europe and abroad.
As a photographer she is interested in cultural, environmental and humanitarian reportages and besides working on assignments, she spend several months in Asia, Central America and Central Africa, working on personal long term projects.
Besides her visual work Linda has been an active part of several cultural events, festivals and exhibitions and enjoys giving workshops in photography, storytelling, communication design and journalism in Berlin, Germany and Bamenda, Cameroon.
Since 2016 she is based in Douala, Cameroon where she is working with the team of doual'art, a non profit cultural organization and art center founded in 1991.
Doual'art focuses on new urban practices of African cities using contemporary art to foster Douala's cultural and urban identity. The organisation is producing public artwork, hosting exhibitions of Cameroonian Artists and connecting contemporary artists of all nationalities to work in the neighborhoods of Douala. Since 2007 doual'art organizes the SUD Salon Urbain de Douala, a triennial art festival which produces public art for the city of Douala, with a new edition happening in December 2017. Linda is part of the communication team of doual'art and in charge of the visual communication, design, photography, social media and public relations.
EXHIBITIONS / AUSSTELLUNGEN
2014 "Lambarene & Bees & Beekeepers" European Month of Photography, group show, Berlin
2013 "Lambarene" Fried Award, Photo+Adventure Messe, group exhibition, Vienna, Austria
2013 "Partner. Städte. Ballett." KUBUS, group exhibition, Hanover, Germany
2013 "Lambarene" Design-Center, group exhibition, Hanover, Germany
2012 "Gute Fotos - guter Zweck" Freelens Galerie, group exhibition, Hamburg, Germany
2012 "Medical Simulations" New York Photo Awards, group exhibition, NYC, USA
2012 "Medical Simulations" Dumbo Arts Festival, group exhibition, NYC, USA
2012 "Medical Simulations" Kolga Tbilisi Photo Festival, group exhibition, Tbilisi, Georgia
2012 "Blue Shift" New York Photo Festival, group exhibition, NYC, USA
2012 "Medical Simulation" Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe, single exhibition, Hanover, Germany
2012 "Street photography" Volksbank Westrhauderfehn, group exhibition, Ostfriesland, Germany
2012 "Hellfeld" Polizeimuseum Niedersachsen, group exhibition, Nienburg, Germany
2011 "Hellfeld" Polizeidirektion Hannover, group exhibition, Hanover, Germany
2011 "Bees & Beekeepers" Food Photo Festival, group exhibition, Tarragona, Spain
2011 "Visa Off-Streetphotography" Visa pour l´ Image, group exhibition, Perpignan, France
2010 "Die Sieben Weltwunder" Design Center, group exhibition, Hanover, Germany
2010 "Arbeitswelten" Arbeitskammer, group exhibition, Saarbrücken, Germany
2010 "Perpignan-12 Facetten einer Partnerstadt" Rathaus Hannover, group exhibition, Hanover
AWARDS & GRANTS
REFERENCES & CLIENTS
Editorial | Die Zeit, Stern, UniSpiegel, Spiegel Online, Enorm, Oya-Magazin, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, faz.net, LoNam - Das Afrika Magazin, emerge-mag.com, ndr.de, geolino.de, WW Magazin, Kursana Magazin, Welt am Sonntag, GO Magazin - Zeitenspiegel Reportageschule, Nobilis Magazin, The Gorleben Project, Asphalt Magazin, 109 Magazin.
Commercial & Corporate | Robert Bosch GmbH, Ampelmann GmbH, Hannoverimpuls GmbH, GründerinnenConsult Hannover, Smart Carbon AG, DPRG-Deutsche Public Relations Gesellschaft e.V., Addlogic Labs GmbH, Kulturlabor Hannover, Haus der Jugend Hannover, nordmedia - Film- und Mediengesellschaft Niedersachsen/Bremen mbH, evang. Diakonie Verband, Hochschule der Medien Stuttgart, Film Akademie Ludwigsburg, Literaturhaus Stuttgart.
NGO & Non-Profit | Ziviler Friedensdienst, Brot für die Welt, Sichere Perspektiven International e.V., Solikon - Kongress Solidarische Ökonomie, Zirkus Salto, Förderverein TintenFieber e.V., THINKenergy, Lebensfieber e.V..
Photography & Text: copyright © Linda Dreisen 2017, all rights reserved.