Kai Wiedenhöfer
Born in 1966, Kai Wiedenhöfer studied photography at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen and Arabic in Damascus. He is the recipient of the Leica Medal of Excellence, numerous World Press Photo Awards, the Eugene Smith Grant and the Carmignac Gestion Award. Wiedenhöfer’s books with Steidl include The Book of Destruction (2010), published for an exhibition at the Musée d’Art Moderne Paris; and Confrontier (2013), documenting separation walls and displayed in “WALLonWALL” on the Berlin Wall. In 2016 this exhibition was succeeded by “WARonWALL,” depicting the war in Syria. In 2016 Wiedenhöfer received the Carl von Ossietzky Medal from the International Human Rights League.

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