Jasper Bastian, b. 1989, is a German-American documentary photographer. He holds a BA in photography from the 'University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Dortmund' and studied photojournalism at the ‘Danish School of Media and Journalism’. The focus of his current projects, as seen in ‘Across the River’ (2013) and ‘A Road Not Taken’ (2015-2016), is on the divisional effects of boundaries and their influence on the concepts of nationality and community.
Bastian was a finalist of the 'Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award' (2014). He was also selected as one of the winners of the '30 under 30' competition by Magnum Photos (2015) and the 'PDN Photo Annual' (2016). His work has been exhibited internationally throughout Germany, France, UK, Italy, Finland, Serbia and Georgia.
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Exhibitions & Presentations
2018 Butterland - Delusion of Photography Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
2018 International Photo Festival Leiden, Leiden, Netherlands
2017 Photoville, New York City, USA
2017 PhotoIreland Festival, Dublin, Ireland
2017 Maupetit Côté Galerie, Marseille, France
2016 Menotrentuno V, Sardinia, Italy
2016 Lumix Festival, Hannover, Germany
2016 Odesa/Batumi Photodays, Batumi, Georgia
2016 Festival Circulation(s), Paris, France
2016 Altes Pfandhaus, Cologne, Germany
2015 Cortona On The Move Festival, Cortona, Italy
2015 The Photography Show, Birmingham, UK
2014 Backlight Photo Festival, Tampere, Finland
2014 Fotoistanbul, Istanbul, Turkey / Slideshow
2014 BlowUp Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia
2014 Mitost Festival, Novi Sad, Serbia
2014 Schau Festival, Dortmund, Germany
2014 Photonic Moments, Ljubljana, Slovenia / Slideshow
2014 Kunsthaus Ortloff, Leipzig, Germany
2014 Kolga Award Exhibition, Tbilisi, Georgia
Awards & Mentions
2017 Shortlisted 'Unseen Dummy Award'
2016 Winner 'PDN Photo Annual'
2016 2nd Prize - 'Il Reportage Photojournalism Award'
2016 Shortlisted 'Gomma Photography Grant'
2016 Nominated - 'Photogrvphy Grant'
2015 Winner '30 under 30', Magnum Photos
2015 Finalist 'Off Circuit', Cortona on the Move
2015 Finalist 'Photographique Student Award'
2014 1st Prize - 'College Photographer of the Year' - Portrait Category
2014 Finalist 'Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award'
2014 2nd Prize 'Evening Projections Award - Photonic Moments'
2014 Nominated for 'Kolga Award'
2014 Finalist 'DPA News Talent Award'
2014 Shortlisted 'Tokyo International Photography Festival'
2014 Finalist 'Canon Profifoto Award'
2013 Shortlisted 'Athens Photo Festival'