Based in Dortmund, Germany
Please get in touch for commissions and collaborations.
Phone: +49-157-30051805

Kaiserstraße 131
D-44143 Dortmund

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Jasper Bastian, b. 1989, is a German-American 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 and the Netherlands.

Publications & Clients

The New Yorker, Washington Post, Financial Times Weekend Magazine, Die Zeit, Liberation, La Repubblica, Sette Magazine - Corriere della Sera, British Journal of Photography, El País, Il Reportage, Medium, GUP Magazine, 6Mois, Slate, Juxtapoz, Aint-Bad, Spiegel Online, DB Mobil Magazin, ESPN, Ignant, Feature Shoot, Huffington Post Italia, Emerge Magazine, PDN Magazine, Photonews, Funkhaus Europa,  London Independent Photography, The Hidden Photo,, L'Oeil De La Photographie, thisispaper

Exhibitions & Presentations

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

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'

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