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.

As an portrait and editorial photographer i work frequently for magazins and Newspublications as well as for coperate clients. 

In my personal 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. 

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 Gratuated from 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

  • 2024 Participent of New York Time Portfolio Review.
  • 2022 Participent of the Hamburg Portfolio Reviews. 
  • 2021 DAAD International Stipendium 
  • 2021 Canon Student developing Programm at Visa pour l’image
  • 2019 Canon Student developing Programm at Visa pour l’image


  • 2024 “Budapest Photofestival” group show, Budapest UNG
  • 2024 “Museum Imaginare” group show Gent, BE
  • 2023 “ Fragmente eines Ganzen” group show Dortmund GER
  • 2023 “Nice Dry” - group show Hamburg GER
  • 2022 “Dont dream it’s over” - group show at Künstlerhaus Dortmund GER
  • 2020 ”Aarhus Portraits” - group exhibition at Dokk1, Aarhus DK
  • 2020 “Aus sicht” - group exhibition at Unser Fritz Heimat Museum Herne 
  • 2019 Guerillia Exhibition in Arles, FR
  • 2018 "Hat Heimat einen Plural?" group exhibition at Rekorder II, Dortmund
  • 2016 ”Youth", lalahealty livin, Soloshow, Stuttgart, GER

 ©Simon Gerlinger 2024