Jasper Bastian, b. 1989, is a German-American photographer. He holds an MA in photography from the 'University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Dortmund' and studied photojournalism at the ‘Danish School of Media and Journalism’. Applying diverse visual strategies, Bastian’s photographic work addresses modern concepts of territory and the intricate relationship between identity and place.
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 nominated for the 'Unseen Dummy Award' (2017). His photographs have been published in The New Yorker, Financial Times Weekend Magazine, The Washington Post, Die Zeit, among others.
Publications & Clients
The New Yorker, Financial Times Weekend Magazine, Zeit Magazin, Washington Post, Smithsonian Magazine, Liberation, Die Zeit, La Repubblica, Internazionale, Sette Magazine - Corriere della Sera, Der Tagesspiegel, Stern, El País, British Journal of Photography, GUP Magazine, Il Reportage, 6Mois, Stuttgarter Zeitung Magazin, Medium, DB Mobil Magazin, ESPN, Spiegel Online, Zwölf Magazin, Slate, Juxtapoz, Aint-Bad, Ignant, Feature Shoot, Calvert Journal, Huffington Post Italia, PDN Magazine, Emerge Magazine, Photonews, DR Nyheder, Funkhaus Europa, London Independent Photography, The Hidden Photo, booooooom.com, L'Oeil De La Photographie, thisispaper
Exhibitions & Presentations
2022 Flussgeschichten, GAF, Hanover, Germany 2022 Galerie G37, Berlin, Germany 2021 F2 Festival - Dortmund, Germany 2019 Butterland - Delusion of Photography Künstlerverein Malkasten, Düsseldorf, Germany 2018 Butterland - Delusion of Photography Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany 2018 International Photo Festival Leiden, Leiden, Netherlands 2018 Panorama, Rekorder II, Dortmund, Germany 2017 Photoville, New York City, USA 2017 PhotoIreland Festival, Dublin, Ireland 2017 Maupetit Côté Galerie, Marseille, France 2017 Unseen Dummy Award, Amsterdam, Netherlands 2016 Menotrentuno V, Sardinia, Italy 2017 Photographic Studies #5, FB2 Galerie, Dortmund, Germany 2016 Lumix Festival, Hannover, Germany 2016 Odessa/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
2020 Nominated 'Joop Swart Masterclass' 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'