Snezhana von Büdingen is a German / Russian documentary photographer based in Cologne (Germany).

Von Buedingen, born in 1983 in Perm, Russia, studied Journalism at the University in Osnabrueck and Photography at the Fotoakademie Cologne (Germany). The exploration of people, culture, and life are the central facets of her work. She always chooses to shoot with analogue film on her projects.



ipa (International Photography Awards), USA
2019, Winner, category “Analog / Film Photographer Of the Year”

Leica Oskar Barnack Award, Germany
2019, Finalist

Sente Antu Cup International Photo Contest, China
2019, Winner

PORTRAITS Hellerau Photography Award, Germany
2019, Winner

The independent photographer Competition, UK
2019, Finalist

VONOVIA Photo Award, Germany
2018, Finalist

International photography prize for women, France

2018, Finalist

LIFE FRAMER Photography Prize 2018, UK

2018, Winner

Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards, Malaysia

2018, Finalist category Photo Storys

Le Prix de la Photographie de Paris, France
2018, Winner

The Alfred Fried Photography Award, Austria
2018, Shortlist

LensCulture Portrait Awards
2018, Finalist

ZEISS Photography Award
2018, Shortlist

Nikon 100th anniversary Photo Award
2017, Winner

New Talent Award 2018, Winner

Felix Schoeller Photo Award
2017, Shortlist

2017, Finalist

2017, Shortlist category „Professional Portraiture“

Felix Schoeller Photo Award
2015, Finalist


ICP (Int’l Center of Photography)
Juni 2019, NY, USA

City Museum
May 2019, Cologne, Germany

Art house Rhenania
May 2019, Cologne, Germany

Maison de Heidelberg
May 2019, Montpellier, France

Altes Pumpenhaus
2019, Dresden, Germany

Festspielhaus Hellerau
2019, Dresden, Germany

Yapi Kredi bomontiada
2018, Istanbul, Turkey

Officine Fotografiche
2018, Milan, Italy

ClampArt Gallery
2018, New York, United States

White Box Publika
2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Somerset House
2018, London, UK

Leica Gallery
2018, Milan, Italy

PhotoVOGUE Festival
2018, Milan, Italy

Hellerau Festspielhaus
2018, Dresden, Germany

Somerset House
2017, London, UK

NRW Forum
2017, Düsseldorf, Germany

2017, Swiss

Cultural History Museum
2015, Osnabrück, Germany