Andrea Diefenbach (1974) finished her photography-studies at the University of Applied sience in Bielefeld, Germany, in 2006 with the project "AIDS in Odessa", which was chosen and a honorable mentione at "Plat(t)form 2007 at Fotomuseum Winterthur. “AIDS in Odessa” also won the Documentary Photography Award 2007/2008 of the Wüstenrot Foundation and Museum Folkwang and was published in July 2008 as a book by HATJE CANTZ. The series was exhibited for example at the Reiss-Engelhorn Museum (Mannheim, Germany) and the gallery Clamp Art in New York.
Andrea Diefenbach is working as freelance photographer for German and international magazines (including GEO, Stern, DIE ZEIT, etc.) and also on her personal projects with the help of different grants and scholarships. She has been part of different group exhibitions and photo-festivals and has also worked as an artist in residence in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2009 and 2010. In 2010, she was chosen for the MOVING WALLS 18 exhibit and as a Finalist of the W. Eugene Smith Award.
Her second book, LAND OHNE ELTERN (Country without parents), about labor migration from Moldova was published in November 2012 with Kehrer, Heidelberg.
The work received honorable mentions at the “UNICEF Photo Award 2012” and the “Kindernothilfe Medienpreis 2013”, and also won the second prizes at the “Photographic Museum of Humanity Grant 2014”, the “n-Reportagepreis 2012” and the “Abisag-Tüllmann-Preis 2013”.
She lives with her husband and her three year old son in Wiesbaden, Germany, and is a member of Agency Focus.