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 The Guardian, Der Spiegel, Libération 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)
De Volkskrant, Trouw, Volkskrant Magazine, ASN Bank, Uitgeverij Mozaiëk, Mondriaan Fund, BVH, Sprank, Divosa, Resource Magazine, Divosa, Yvi magazine, ...,staat creative agency

united kingdom
The Guardian, The Guardian Weekend Magazine, The Observer, The Daily Telegraph, The Times, Metropolitan, Wallpaper*, Selvedge, Tank Magazine

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

Fortune Magazine, The New York Times, Time Magazine,

Neue Züricher Zeitung, Sonntagszeitung, Tagesanzeiger

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

Broadview Magazine

Hanatsubaki Magazine

The Australian, The Daily Telegraph


2019 guest curator Naarden Fotofestival 2019
2017 book 'You breathe from a garden in your neck' selection 'The Best Dutch Book Designs (student panel) 
2016 BRAAKLAND, Fotomuseum Antwerp,
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; International Photography Award, Lucy Award (IPA),
Los Angeles, USA, honorable mention


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


represented by laif, cologne, germany

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