judith jockel photography


Judith Jockel was born in Frankfurt, Germany.

She received her BA in Photography at the Royal College of Art in The Hague. Since then Judith has been working as an editorial photographer for national and international acclaimed newspapers and magazines such as Trouw, The Guardian, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and De Volkskrant.

“My portraits balance between fiction and reality: the ingredients and locations are real: a house, a room, a garden, an office, but while photographing I am looking for a strange or magical side of ones own world. They might pretend to tell the full story of the person, but in the end they remain the result of a brief encounter of two individuals. In that particular moment I try to hold on to a feeling of truth; even if it's just a glimpse of what might lie beneath a surface.”

the netherlands (selection)
Trouw, De Volkskrant, Havas Lemz, ASN Bank, Uitgeverij Mozaiëk,  Mondriaan Fund, BVH, Sprank, Divosa, Resource Magazine, ...,staat creative agency

united kingdom
The Guardian, Gdn Saturday, Sunday Times Magazine, The Observer, The Times, The Daily Telegraph, Financial Times

germany (selection)
Der Spiegel, Die Zeit, Stern, Brand Eins, Bilanz, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Cicero, Amnesty International Journal, Börsenblatt, Welt am Sonntag, Wintershall, Chrismon, Lufthansa Exclusive

Fortune Magazine, The New York Times, Science, Time Magazine

Neue Züricher Zeitung, Sonntagszeitung, Tagesanzeiger

italy / france
Internazionale, Corriere della Sera, Republica, Libération, Le Point

Bungeishunju Ltd, Hanatsubaki Magazine

The Australian, The Daily Telegraph

Broadview Magazine


2022 the veil included in the collection of  Zaans Museum
2021 HFE S3, Essigfabrik, Cologne, Germany; The Garden of Delight, Dutch Embassy Boedapest, Hungary
2019 guest curator Naarden Fotofestival
2017 book 'You breathe from a garden in your neck' selection 'The Best Dutch Book Designs (student panel) 
2016 BRAAKLAND, Fotomuseum Antwerp, Belgium
2012 IPA, Los Angeles, USA, two honorable mentions
2011 Photographers Awards of the Netherlands, nomination in two categories
2010 PhotoEspana, Campus PHE Edición de Libros, Madrid, Spain; Photographers Awards of the Netherlands (PANL), nomination in one category
2009 Descubrimient PhotoEspana, Madrid, Spain
2008 Nederlands Fotomuseum ('Pages'), Rotterdam, Netherlands


Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Amsterdam: fine art in education

Royal Academy of Art, The Hague,
The Netherlands: photography

University of Art and Design, Offenbach, Germany: visual communication

Assisted Philip-Lorca DiCorcia and Lauren Greenfield, New York


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