Simon Gerlinger
based between Brussels and Aachen/Cologne.
Sometimes I am in Stuttgart or Berlin;)

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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 Brussels and Cologne/Aachen, where I am available for assignments of any kind. You are interested in working with me? Feel free to contact me!

Selected Publications and clients:

ZEIT (Magazin, Online, Campus, Verbrechen, Christ und Welt) 
Spiegel Start 
Geo Wissen

Ernst2 Architekten AG
Fachhochschule Dortmund 


  • 2023- now MA Visual Arts (Photography) at University 
    of Fine Arts KASK, Gent Belgium 

  • 2022- 2023 MA Photographic Studies at the University of applied science and Art Dortmund
  • 2017-2022 BA Photography at the University of applied science and Art Dortmiund

  • 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


  • 2023 “Nice Dry” - group show Hamburg
  • 2022 “Dont dream it’s over” - group show at Künstlerhaus Dortmund
  • 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 2023