Documentary photographer
based in Munich, Germany
+49 (0)152 28728008
+49 (0)152 28728008

Munich, Germany  

Instagram: @janaislinger

I’m a portrait and documentary photographer based in Munich, Germany. My photographic work mainly deals with socially relevant topics and social issues. People in their environment and the question of identity are at the center of my work. Currently, my research focuses on the consequences of the transformation of post-socialist countries in Eastern Europe.

Born in 1999, I studied photography at the University of Applied Sciences in Munich from 2017 to 2022. Since 2024, I have been attending the masterclass at the Ostkreuzschule in Berlin.

Awards & Grants
2024 World Report Award - Festival della Fotografia Etica, Shortlist ›Droa‹
2024 Athens Photo Festival, Shortlist ›Droa‹
2023 Meitar Award for Excellence in Photography, Finalist ›Droa‹
2023 Nikon Fotobus Grant, Shortlist
2023 LensCulture Portrait Award, Finalist ›Droa‹
2022 Bavarian Press Photography Award ›Droa‹     

2022 German Youth Photo Award ›Loro Borici‹ 

Publications (selection)

2024 Der Spiegel ›Hochwasser in Bayern

2023 Zeit Online ›Verlassenes Land‹

2023 Süddeutsche Zeitung ›Zwischen den Welten‹ 

2023 Der Greif, Artist Feature ›Droa‹ 

2023 Woo, Interview ›Droa‹

2022 Photoworks, The Graduate Issue ›Droa‹

2022 11 Freunde, Photo essay Loro Borici


2024 Photo Israel - Meitar Award for Excellence in Photography ›Droa‹
2023 PhEST, Italy - screening, LensCulture Portrait Awards ›Droa‹ 

2023 Galerie nEuropa, Dresden - solo exhibition ›Droa‹

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