Claudius Schulze

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Claudius Schulzen
Born1984 (age 33–34)
EducationUniversity of the Arts London
Known forPhotography
Notable work
Socotra, die Dinge Europas, State of Nature
MovementContemporary art

Claudius Schulze (born 1984) is a German artist and researcher. He is known for his large format landscape photography of social and political topics..[1]


Claudius Schulze initially studied mechanical engineering and then Political and Islamic studies in Hamburg. He holds a master degree in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from Sabanci University, Istanbul[2] and graduated with distincton from the MA program "Photojournalism and Documentary photography" at the London College of Communication, University of the Arts London.[2] While studying photography, he regularly contributed to various magazines e.g. Der Spiegel, Stern, and GEO[3]

He is currently pursueing a PhD on AI and artistic research at the University of the Arts London.[2]

Claudius Schulze is a regular university lecturer e.g. at Leuphana University Lüneburg, National Institute of Design, India, or University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hannover.[2]

Artistic work[edit]

In his first monograph "Socotra" (2011), Schulze takes on the character of the conqueror to explore a remote island. The work criticizes the dealing with the colonial heritage in cultural and particularly literary history.[4]

His second photo book "State of Nature" documents the extent of climate change and natural disaster protection measures in the European landscape.[5]

Claudius Schulze traveled with a self-built boat from Hamburg to Amsterdam and Paris to artistically explore the relationship between nature and urbanity. The results will be shown at the Triennial of Photography 2018.[6]

Awards and grants[edit]

Monographs and books[edit]

  • State of Nature. Hartmann books, Stuttgart 2017, ISBN 978-3-96070-010-4.
  • Socotra. An Island. Lonely Island Publishing, München 2011, ISBN 3000353380.