About

Fabian Weiss is a photographer and visual storyteller based in Estonia and Germany. Fabian is a member of the German photo agency LAIF as well as the Getty Global Assignment program. He conducts workshops on making magazines within the Publish Yourself! network, which he runs together with a publisher and a designer from Cologne.
Since his studies in photojournalism and documentary photography in London, Aarhus and Vienna, his projects explore cultural changes in personal structures in Europe and eastwards. Searching for telling gestures, the cinematic images he creates are acutely observed portraits within a broader assessment of the surrounding culture. Through subtle and intimate stories that fluctuate between daily life and hardship, he likes to raise awareness for less covered issues, especially for people living on the margins of society.
His first book “Wolfskinder” got published by Edition Lammerhuber in late 2013 and was honoured with the Silver Medal of the German Photo Book Prize.

Editorial Clients The New York Times, The Guardian, Der Spiegel, Die ZEIT, ZEIT Magazin, Focus, GEO, GEO kompakt, GEO wissen, Lufthansa Magazine, NEON, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, FAZ Hochschulanzeiger, Fluter, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Die Welt, Le Monde Magazine, mare, NZZ, Business Punk, natur, Spectrum (Sunday Times Magazine), Froh!, Himmelblau, Handelsblatt, Handmade Kultur, L-Mag, The European, Revue, Playboy, Annabelle, Wienerin, Bild am Sonntag, Auto BILD, Abenteuer & Reisen, ADAC Urlaub, CoFounder, Progress, Profifoto, Die Tagespresse, Craft, Photo Presse, Liga Magazine, Les Echoes, Postimees, Complexd, Ostpol, Fotografi, Emerge, Tonic, Le Journal de la Photographie, Photojournale, Private Photo Review, Verve Photo, DigifotoPro, .taz - Die Tageszeitung, Phoenix Weekly, evangelisch.de, jetzt.de

Commercial Clients Siemens, Primafila, independent Medien-Design Horst Moser, TidyHair, BIPA, Institut für Kulturkonzepte

Workshops | Lectures
2015
Publish Yourself! - Magazine for the Oberhafen, one-week workshop in Hamburg (Germany)
Roadmag Acting Together - Uniting Turkish and Armenians by creating a magazine, two weeks in Armenia
NOUA #2 - 10-day workshop in Chisinau (Moldova) and Kiev (Ukraine)
SEA CHANGE - Workshops for young adults in Oslo (Norway), Berlin (Germany) & Vienna (Austria)

2014
Publish Yourself! - Creating a magazine in one-week in Vienna (Austria) www.yeastmagazine.co
NOUA #1 - two-week workshop in Chisinau (Moldova) www.nouamagazine.com

Books
2015 “SEA CHANGE“, Forlaget Press (ISBN 978-8-275477-84-0)

2013 “Wolfskinder“, Edition Lammerhuber (ISBN 978-3-901753-64-0)

2011 “Conceptions of Love“, self-published 
“Between Myth and Reality: Encounters with Roma“ (ISBN: 978-3-902673-06-0)

Exhibitions
2015
“SEA CHANGE“ Litteraturhuset, Oslo (Norway) & Literarisches Colloquium Berlin (Germany) & Literaturhaus Vienna (Austria) 

2014
“Wolfskinder“ Haus der Wirtschaft, Stuttgart (Germany) & FreeLens Galerie, Hamburg (Germany)  
“Youth in Transnistria“ RPS International Print Exhibition, London & Banbury, (United Kingdom)

2013
“Wolfskinder“ Hanserd Gallery, Southampton (United Kingdom)
"Quiet Conversation", Instagram Exhibition @ Photoville, Brooklyn, New York, (USA)

2012
“Wolfskinder“ at It Is What It Was, LCC MAPJD London College of Communication (United Kingdom)
“Lala Life“ at the Pride Photo Award Exhibition De Oude Kerk, Amsterdam & Hengelo city hall (Netherlands)

2011 “Between Myth and Reality: Encounters with Roma“ Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Austria

2010 “Einschliesslich/Ausschliesslich“ Schömerhaus (ESSL Museum), Klosterneuburg (Austria) 

Accolades 
2015 Bronze at the ONE EYELAND photo award, Winner of the Schneelöwe Journalism prizeRenovabis Research Grant Eastern Europe, Joop Swart Masterclass Nominee 

2014 Winner Austrian Press Prize ‘Objektiv‘, Silver Medal PX3, Finalist RPS International Print Competition & geschossen+gedruckt, Photo Prize Shortlisted for the IdeasTap Magnum Top 30 under 30

2013 Winner CNN Journalist Award Photo, Silver Medal German Photo Book Prize, Winner BFF Förderpreises, Winner Fried Award, Finalist for the European Publishers Award & the Deutsche Bank Award in Photography, Top Finalist for the FotoVisura Student Grant, PDN 30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch & Joop Swart Masterclass Nominee, Research Grant from the German VG BildKunst 

2012 Winner Getty Emerging Talent Award, Winner Austrian Press Prize ‘Objektiv‘, Pride Photo Award, 1. Prize category ‚Documentary‘, Scholarship for Foundry Photojournalism Workshop in Thailand, Finalist for the LUCEO Student Project Award, Shortlisted for the Lucie Emerging Scholarship and the Ian Parry Scholarship

Interviews | Features 
Book review WOLFSKINDER on social.net (DE) & taz.de (DE) & Kunstbuch Anzeiger (DE), Exhibition review WOLFSKINDER on GalleryTalk (DE) & Tonic (DE), SEA CHANGE on fm4.orf.at (AT), Interview NOUA magazine on locals.md (MD) & locals.md (MD), Lala Life on QWien (AT), Interview on Picturalis (EN)