+49 173 811 8979

instagram ⬀


Jakob (b.1991) is a photographer based between Hanover and Münster, Germany. He studied documentary photography and photojournalism in Hanover/Germany and Tomsk/Russia and works in the fields of editorial, portrait and corporate photography.
Beside assignments, Jakob focusses on conceptual documentary photography in long-term projects mainly dealing with societal structures and mechanisms of representation through the medium of photography.
His works have been published, awarded and exhibited internationally.

Contact directly for assignments.

Legal Notice
All rights reserved. All images © Jakob Schnetz 2013-2019.

Selected Clients and Publications

GEO , DER SPIEGEL , SPIEGEL Wissen, Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin, Süddeutsche Zeitung, DIE ZEIT, ZEIT Online, ZEIT Campus, manager magazin, DUMMY, fluter, ostpol magazin, ostlook magazine, LFI, Plan W, TAZ, DeVolkskrant (nl), Weekendavisen (dk), WIRED (us), Wallpaper* (uk), 6mois (fr)

Trigema, Berghof Foundation, Federal Foreign Office Germany, Ace & Tate, Junge Oper Hannover, Staatstheater Hannover, Oper Bonn, Landestheater Linz, Kampnagel Hamburg, Lichthof Theater Hamburg

Awards and Grants

2018 Bronze Medal German Photobook Award, Germany
2018 Finalist Cortona On The Move New Visions, Italy
2018 Riga Photomonth Selection, Latvia
2018 Shortlisted for Sony World Photography Awards, professional competition, creative category, GB
2018 Finalist LensCulture Exposure Award, Netherlands
2017 Winner Silver Medal Moscow International Foto Awards, Portfolio category, Russia
2017 Nominated for N-Ost Reportage Award, Germany
2017 Shortlisted for Kolga Award, Georgia
2016 Winner LensCulture Emerging Talent Award, Netherlands
2016 Winner PDN Photo Annual, student category, USA
2016 Winner 1st place German Youth Photo Prize, Germany
2016 Shortlisted for Kolga Award, Georgia
2016 Finalist Freelens Award, Germany
2016 Voies Off Selection, France
2015 Winner Gabriel Grüner Grant, Germany
2015 Winner 1st place German Youth Photo Prize, Germany
2015 Nominated for Felix Schoeller Emerging Talent Award, Germany
2015 Winner silver medal (interpretive eye category) and bronze medal (general news category) at CPOY(College Photographer of the Year Award), USA
2015 Shortlisted for Kolga Award, Georgia
2014 Winner VGH Photo Award, Germany

2019 ostpol
2019 PHmuseum
2018 Sony World Photo
2018 Ostlook Magazine
2018 LensCulture
2017 digit!
2016 Photographie
2015 Deutschlandfunk
2015 VGH

Exhibitons and Screenings

2019 Literaturhaus St.Jakobi, Hildesheim, Germany (solo) (CURRENT)
2018 Voies Off Festival, Arles, France (group) (screening)
2018 GAF Galerie für Fotografie, Hannover, Germany (group)
2018 Biennale de la Photographie Mulhouse, L6 Freiburg, Germany (group)
2018 Finalist Cortona On The Move New Visions, Cortona, Italy (group) (screening)
2018 Riga Photo Month, Kanepes Culture Centre, Riga, Latvia (group) (screening)
2018 Photo London, LensCulture Exposure Awards, London, GB (group) (screening)
2018 Somerset House, Sony World Photo Awards, London, GB (group) (screening)
2018 Galerie BOHAI, Hanover, Germany (solo)
2017 HANT Magazine at Kunsthalle Erfurt, Germany (group)
2017 Representation of the state of Lower-Saxony, Brussels, Belgium (group)
2017 Ver.di, Hanover, Germany (group)
2017 Visa Off/Visa pour l'image , Perpignan, France (group)
2017 ICP Museum, New York , USA (group) (screening)
2017 Kunstverein Grafschaft Bentheim, Neuenhaus, Germany (solo)
2017 StreetPhoto Festival, San Francisco, USA (group) (screening)
2017 ViennaPhotoBookFestival, Vienna, Austria (group) (screening)
2017 Fotoleggendo Festival, Rome, Italy (group) (screening)
2017 Copenhagen Photo Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark (group) (screening)
2017 Belfast Photo Festival, Belfast, Northern Ireland (group) (screening)
2017 PhotOn Festival, Valencia, Spain (group) (screening)
2017 Art Photo Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain (group) (screening)
2017 Head On Photo Festival, Sydney, Australia (group) (screening)
2017 FestFoto Brazil 2017, Porto Alegre, Brazil (group) (screening)
2017 Krakow Photomonth Festival, Krakow, Poland (group) (screening)
2017 Los Angeles Festival of Photography, Los Angeles, USA (group) (screening)
2017 Odessa//Batumi Photo Days Festival , Odessa, Ukraine (group) (screening)
2017 FORMAT International Photography Festival, Derby, UK (group) (screening)
2017 Kolga Tblisi Award, Tblisi, Georgia (group)
2017 Month of Photography Denver, Denver, USA (group) (screening)
2017 Focus Photography Festival, Mumbai, India (group) (screening)
2017 German Youth Photo Award, Forum Gestaltung, Magdeburg, Germany (group)
2017 Photo Award Hoepfner-Stiftung, Industrie- und Handelskammer, Karlsruhe, Germany (group)
2016 Tiradentes Photo Festival, Tiradentes, Brazil (group) (screening)
2016 Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism, Hanover, Germany (group)
2016 German Youth Photo Award, photokina, Cologne, Germany (group)
2016 Leica "Upcoming Masters" Exhibition, photokina, Cologne, Germany (group)
2016 Voies Off Award Selection, Fotoistanbul Festival, Istanbul, Turkey (group) (screening)
2016 Voies Off Award Selection, Fotofestival Vois Off, Arles, France (group) (screening)
2016 Kolga Tblisi Award, Tblisi, Georgia (group)
2015 Felix Schoeller Award, Kulturgeschichtliches Museum Osnabrück, Germany (group)
2015 Kolga Tblisi Award, Tbilisi, Georgia (group)
2015 German Youth Photo Award, Haus der Geschichte, Berlin, Germany (group)
2015 Trienniale of Photography, Hamburg, Germany (group)
2014 VGH Award, VGH Galerie, Hanover, Germany (solo)
2013 Mosaik Istanbul, Galerie Kulturreich, Hamburg, Germany (group)