Manuela Höfer

Born in East Germany, Manuela Höfer took her first
photograph at the age of fourteen. Working for the
local newspaper, she created a portfolio of
documentary images capturing 80's life in East
Germany, Poland, Russia, Czechoslovakia and Bulgaria.

In 1989, just months before the Berlin Wall was torn
down, Manuela was among the first to reach West Germany
via Hungary.
Her portfolio includes unique shots of the refugee camp
where she was interned in Budapest.

Following a two-year apprenticeship in Bavaria, she
studied photography at the FAMU Academy of Arts in
Prague. During this time, she produced several photographic series including the St. Petersburg

Manuela Höfer's distinctive style earned her the
Hasselblad Fine Art Award in 1995.

She currently lives and works in Berlin.

Chronological Vita

Born 14 July 1965 in Jena, East Germany

1991-1993 FAMU Academy of Arts, Prague
BA Film, TV & Photography

1989-1991 photographer apprenticeship

1982-1984 apprentice photography technician

1995 elected member of the DGPh (German Society of Photography)
1995 Hasselblad Fine Art Award

Photographic works included in numerous private and corporate collections worldwide

2007 Calendar 'Multiple Views Dubai'

2003 Urban Perspectives - Manuela Höfer; Kunst und Bild

1993 - 2005 numerous publications in international books and periodicals

Selected commission:
April - October 2004, London
"European Landmarks" artist in residence project
A collection of photographs commissioned for Barclays Bank

January - December 2007, Fürth
"Art meets football"
Playmobil Stadium VIP Lounge