About


NINA
1979 | Oberhausen, Germany

PHOTOGRAPHY
started in 2004 | addicted in 2007 | never ending story

GEAR
FUJIFILM GFX, FUJIFILM X, CANON

DORFCOLLECTIVE
Founding member of Streetcollective Düsseldorf (Link)

SHORT VITA

Nina Papiorek’s visual language is characterized by a distinctive aesthetic.
In her black and white compositions she prefers to capture the interplay between lines, architectural forms and the presence of people.
Her photographs combine elements of street photography, urban landscape and fine art photography.

Underlined by her distinctive minimalist approach, which runs like a common thread through all her work, the connection between people and their urban surroundings becomes the focus of her photographic narratives.

Nina is an multiple internationally award-winning photographer whose work has been featured in a large number of exhibitions and publications worldwide. She has contributed to several book projects and is the author of online photography courses.

Nina is also part of “Soul of Street”, the german magazine for street photography, and co-founder of the Düsseldorf street collective “dorfcollective”.

 


AWARDS


(excerpt)

2024

HASSELBLAD Masters
Finalist “Street” / Voting until June 1st 2024 (Link)

INTERNATONAL COLOR AWARDS 2024
2nd Place – Merit of Excellence in “Professional – Architecture” (Link)
Honorable Mention in”Professional – Sport”  
Honorable Mention in “Professional – Abstract”

BSPF Brussels Street Photography Festival 2024
Finalist Series – Akribie

FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS 2024
Category Professional/Streetphotography – GOLD (Link)
Category Professional/Architecture – SILVER (Link)

BNW MINIMALIST PHOTO PRIZE 2024
Finalist (Link)

STREETPHOTOGRAPHERS FOUNDATION 2024, Black&White Awards
Category “Single Image”- Finalist / Jury’s Pick (Link)

2023

PISPA Paris Street Photo Awards 2023
Category “Contrasted (High Deep Shadows)” – Bronze (Link)
Category “Urban & Minimalism (Series)- Honorable Mention (Link)

BLACK&WHITE SPIDER Awards 2023
Category Professional “Abstract” – GOLD / Outstanding Achievement (Link)
Category Professional “Silhouette” – Honrable Mention (Link)

IPA – International Photo Awards 2023
Category “People – Streetphotography” – GOLD (Link)
Category “Book – Self Published” – BRONZE
Category “Architecture – Abstract” – Honorable Mention

Monochrome Photography Awards 2023
Category “Street-Professional”- Honorable Mention (Link)
Category “Architecture-Professional” – Honorable Mention (Link)

GSPF – Gotheborg Street Photography Festival 2023
Category “Black&White”- 2 x Finalist (Link)

Black and White Photo Awards 2023
Category “Professional- Architecture – Series” – GOLD
& Grand Winner Category “Architecture” (Link)

Minimalist Photography Awards 2023
Category “Architecture” – Honorable Mention (Link)
Category “Street” – Honorable Mention (Link)
Category “Open” – Honorable Mention (Link)

PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris 2023
Category “Professional- Special / Streetphotography” – GOLD (Link)
Category “Special” 2nd Place Category Winner (Link)
Category “Professional -FineArt- Architecture” – BRONZE (Link)

INTERNATIONAL COLOR AWARDS 2023
Category “Professional – Architecture” Outstanding Achievement / 1st Place (Link)

FAPA Fine Art Photography Awards 2023
Category “Professional – Street” 2nd Place (Link)
Category “Professional – Architecture” Nomination (Link)

WMPO World Masters of Photography Awards 2023
Category “Street Photography” – WMPO Trophy Gold / 1st Place (Link)

2022

PISPA Paris Street Photography Awards 2022
“Urban & Minimalism” – Series –  Special Mention, Grand Prize Winner & Gold Medal (Link)

NEW YORK PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS 2022
Architecture – Buildings – Honorable Mention Award (Link)

TIFA Tokyo Internatinaal Foto Awards 2022
Professional – Architecture – Bridges – BRONZE

17th BLACK & WHITE SPIDER Awards 2022
Professional – Aerial – 1st Prize (Link)

15th INTERNATIONAL COLOR AWARDS 2022
Professional – Architecture – Honorable Mention Award

FINE ART PHOTO AWARDS 2022
Professional – Street Photography – 3rd Place

MINIMALIST PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS 2022
Professional – Aerial – Honorable Mention Award
Professional – Architecture – Honorable Mention Award
Professional – Street – Honorable Mention Award

PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris 2022
Professional – Special / Street Photography – BRONZE

ReFocus „One Shot“ Awards 2022
Professional – Aerial – Honorable Mention Award
Professional – Architecture – Nominee

ipa INTERNATIONAL PHOTO AWARDS 2022
Professional – Architecture – Other – 3rd Place
Professional – People – Street – Honorable Mention Award
Professional – Fine Art – Minimal – Minimalism – Honorable Mention Award

SIENA International Photo Awards 2022
Architecture & Urban Spaces – Remarkable Artwork (Link)

2021

URBAN PHOTO AWARDS 2021
Streets – Shortlist/Selected

MINIMALIST PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS 2021
Professional – Architecture – Honorable Mention Award

PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris 2021
Professional – Architecture – Buildings – SILVER
Professional – Nature – Trees – BRONZE

ipa INTERNATIONAL PHOTO AWARDS 2021
Professional – Architecture – Other – 3rd Place
Professional – Fine Art – Minimal – Honorable Mention Award
Professional – Nature – Trees – Honorable Mention Award

16th BLACK&WHITE SPIDER AWARDS 2021
Professional – Fine Art – 3rd Place

TIFA Tokyo International Foto Awards 2021
Professional – Nature – Trees – GOLD

HASSELBLAD MASTERS 2021
Professional – Architecture – Buildings – Finalist
Professional – Urban/Street – Finalist

2020 and earlier (excerpt)

PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris 2020
Professional – Architecture – Buildings – SILVER

One Eyeland Awards 2020
Professional – Architecture – Other – BRONZE

15th BLACK&WHITE SPIDER AWARDS 2020
Professional – Architecture – Nominee

PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris 2011
Amateur – Press – nature – Environmental – GOLD

PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris 2010
Amateur – nature – Trees – GOLD

SONY World Photography Awards 2010
Amateur – Landscape – Shortlist

ipa INTERNATIONAL PHOTO AWARDS 2010
Amateur – Architecture – Cityscapes – Honorable Mention Awards
Amateur – Landscape – Honorable Mention Awards


Publications


(2021-2024 excerpt)

2024 | Cooperation with DXOLabs, Image Publication for the product “Nik Collection”, May 2024 (Link)

2024 | Winner’s Book Black&White Spider Awards 2024 Professional Edition (Link)

2024 | Portfolio, Berlin Tip Magazine, Issue April 2024 (Link)

2024 | 10-page-portfolio in SCHWARZWEISS Magazine, Tecklenborg Verlag/Germany, Issue #159, February/March 2024

2024 | 14-page-article and portfolio in FUJILOVE Magazine, “How to shoot minimalistic frames in a busy world”, Issue #95, February 2024

2024 | 6-page-portfolio in ACUMEN Magazine (Galerie Joseph Paris), Issue #42, January 2024 (Link)

2024 | Image publications in “Dutch Street Magazine”. Issue 08, January 2024 (Link)

2023 | 6-page-portfolio in ADVANTAGE Print Magazine (Embraer Magazine), VOL 21, December 2023 (Link)

2023 | Cover photo of “Soul of Street- The German Magazine for Streetphotography” Issue #49, October 2023 (Link)

2023 | 6-Page-Portfolio and Article in PHOTOGRAPHIZE MAGAZINE, Monochrome Issue #03, 08.2023 (Link)

2023 | Photo Publication in the Book “URBAN unveils the city and its secrets”, (Link)

2023 | Self-published Photobook “Akribie”, limited to 500 ex., SOLD OUT

2023 | Winners Book SPIDER AWARDS 2023 Professional, 06.2023 (Link)

2023 | Guest on StreetLife Podcast, 06.2023 (Link)

2023 | Feature on edgeofhumanity.com, 05.2023 (Link)

2023 | Image publications in “Havard Business Review” Magazine, Print & Online (USA), Issue May-June 2023 (Link)

2023 | Cover and 8-page-Portfolio in “Schwarz-Weiss-Magazin”, Print (Germany), Issue 153, 04.2023 (Link)

2023 | Interview with LetKiss – The Unpretentious Magazine, 02.2023 (Link)

2023 | Photo Publication in “Schwarz-Weiss-Magazin”, Print (Germany), Issue 152, 02.2023,  as part of the Spider Awards

2022 | Online Photo Curse “Streetphotography” at fotocommunity Fotoschule, 12.2022 (Link)

2022 | Photo Publication in “foto Magazin”, Print (Germany), Issue 12.2022, Architecture en detail

2022  | Interview on Interpubliq Magazine, May 2022 (Link)

2022 | Interview on 1x.com, 10.2022 (Link)

2022 | Book “Minimalism in Photography”, TeNeues Verlag/Germany, 08.2022, ISBN (DE): 978-3-96171-414-8 (Link)

2022 | Online Photo Curse “Faszination Minimalismus” at fotocommunity Fotoschule, 01.2022 (Link)

2021 | German Street Photography Magazine “Soul of Street”, Interview and Portfolio, Print, 09.2021 (Link)

2021 | Publications in BNW Minimalism Annual Yearbook 2020 (Link)

2021 | Interview on MPB.com, 08.2021 (Link)

2021 | Photography Masterclass, UK Print Magazine, Issue 101, 05.2021, Interview and Portfolio

2021 | Rosphoto, Russian Photo Magazine, 01.2021, Interview & Portfolio

2021 | EYE Photo Magazine, Print, Issue 01.2021, Portfolio

2021 | BNW Minimalism Magazine, Print, Issue 26, Portfolio

2021 | BNW Minimalism Magazine, Print, Issue 24, Photo Publication


Representations


(actual)


Exhibitions


(2022-2024 only)

A global Street Photography Exhibition – Women in Street  2024 | Objects Centre of Photography & Film, Singapore
Group Exhibition
May 30th- July 15nd, 2024

BSPF – Brussels Street Photography Festival 2024 | Brussels, Belgium
Group Exhibition
May 30th- June 2nd, 2024

Dorfcollective 
| Düsseldorf, Germany
nebn Gallery
Group Exhibition, May 4th – June 14th, 2024

WOMENSTREETPHOTOGRAPHERS  | ArtspacePS109 Gallery, New York City, USA
Group Exhibition
April 12th-29th, 2024

7SPACES | Hamburg, Germany
Group Exhibition
December 15th – December 17th, 2023

Paris Photo Prize | Paris, France
Group Exhibition
November 6th – November 12th, 2023

TONES | London, UK
Group Exhibition
Yield Gallery
October 14th – October 15th, 2023

Trieste Photo Days | Trieste, Italy
Urban Photo Awards Group Exhibition
October 2023 – tba.

German Street Photography Festival | Hamburg, Germany
Group Exhibition “Wandel/Change”
September 21st – September 24th, 2023

Gothenburg Street Photography Festival | Gothenburg, Sweden
Group Exhibition 2023
September 8th – September 10th, 2023

Bukit Mertajam Arts and Culture Festival 2023 | Bukit, Malaysia
Womenstreetphotographers Group Exhibition
September 2023

Kuala Lumpur Photo Festival 2023 | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Womenstreetphotographers Group Exhibition
August 18th – August 20th, 2023

AURA – The International Photography Exhibition | Kolkata, India
Arts Acre (Action Area III)
Group Exhibition
June 16th – June 18th, 2023

Women Streetphotographers Annual Exhibition 2023 | New York City, USA
Artspace PS109 Gallery
Group Exhibition
April 14th – April 30th, 2023

Women Streetphotographers 2023 | Virtual Exhibition
Group Exhibition
February 15th – April 10th, 2023

Womenstreetphotographers 2023 | Virtual Exhibition
Group Exhibition
February 15th – April 10th, 2023

Hanseviertel 2023 | Hamburg, Germany
Minimal Group Exhibition
November 6th – November 20th, 2022

Indian Photo Fest 2022 | Hyberdad, India
Womenstreetphotographers Group Exhibition
November 18th – December 19th, 2022

Photopia Photo Fair 2022 | Hamburg, Germany
1st Place Minimal, ShareyourVision Contest
Group Exhibition, October 13th – October 16th, 2022