by Johannes Schriek

Hey, I am Simon Gerlinger and I tell intimate stories through photography and mixed media.

Mainly I see myself in the field of Portrait and Documentary Photography.

In my photographic essays, I deal with the search for my own identity, the topic of growing up and home, love, and the social interaction of society. Through different visual approaches,
I challenge myself to find the right tone for each story.

Currently, I  am based in Dortmund, where I am available for assignments of any kind. You are interested in working with me? Feel free to contact me!


-2022- now MA Photographic Studies
at the University of applied science and
Art Dortmund 

-2017-2022 BA Photography at the University of applied science and
Art Dortmund

-2020/2021 Participant of the International PHOTO Class at Danish School of Media and Journalism Aarhus.

Workshops & Grants:

- 2022 Participent of the Hamburg Portfolio Reviews. 

-2021 DAAD International Stipendium 

-2019/2021 Canon Student developing Programm at Visa pour l’image


-2021 “Nüchtern” at Further03
-2021 “Nüchtern” at
-2020 “Bis bald, oder irgendwann” - Nullnumer
-2020 “Gute Nacht Geschichten” - Citat 50
-2020 “Bis bald, oder irgendwann” //Interview
-2020 “Nüchtern”- Tagesspiegel
-2020 ”Aus Sicht” catalogue
-2019 “Nüchtern” Fleckenbühler Zeitung


-2020 ”Aarhus Portraits” - group exhibition at Dokk1, Aarhus Denmark.
-2020 “Aus sicht” - group exhibition at Unser Fritz Heimat Museum Herne,
-2019 Guerillia Exhibition in Arles, France
-2018 "Hat Heimat einen Plural?" group exhibition at Rekorder II, 
-2016 ”Youth"

 ©Simon Gerlinger 2022