Steffen Diemer, freelance photographer
Born in 1966 in Grünstadt/Rhineland-Palatinate

Worked full-time as a professional photographer until 2013. My photos appeared in internationally renowned magazines such as: Der Spiegel, FAZ, National Geographic, The Guardian.

I mainly photographed social documentary reportages in war zones and crisis areas in more than 70 countries, but predominantly in the Near and Middle East, Western Asia, Japan and South Africa.
From 1994 to 1998 I also worked as a photographer, mainly in Japan.
In 2006 I started a long-term documentary about Kurdistan and since 2008 I have been working on "Living with Hartz IV in the Bayreuther Street" about Ludwigshafen.
I was a member of the renowned photo agency Bilderberg, Group 28, and I am still a partner artist of Canson Montgolfier, as well as a brand ambassador of Leica Camera AG Wetzlar.
In 2011 as a result of being on the road for a long time and because of other mentally exhausting activities, I entered a period of reflection. During this time I became enthusiastic about the wet collodion procedure. This fascination still lasts today and is the main medium that I work in and the one I am most passionate about.

Numerous solo and group exhibitions, represented in galleries and museums, participation in art fairs, works in private and public collections.

Der Silberbildermacher from Steffen Diemer on Vimeo.

Group exhibitions


2024 Photo London Somerset House, Galerie Ira Stehmann Fine Art
2024 Galerie Albert Baumgarten, Focus Photography
2024 Japanmuseum Schloss Mitsuko, Mu, the absolute nothing
2024 Art Karlsruhe, Galerie Albert Baumgarten, Galerie Persiehl & Heine
2024 Bright Days Ahead, Galerie Persiehl & Heine, Hamburg
2023 Der gläserne Blick, Museum Villa Rot
2023 München Highlights, Ira Stehmann Fine Arts
2023 8. Roter Kunstsalon, Galerie Albert Baumgarten
2023 Natur in der zeitgenössischen Kunst, Marsano, Berlin
2022 Objective Unobjective Gallery Chr. Pixis Munich
2022 Diamonds are forever | Port 25
2022 Gallery Peter Zimmermann | Kunstverein Mannheim
2021 Luxembourg art week, Gallery Albert Baumgarten
2021 Cologne Fine Art Fair, Gallery Kirbach, Gallery Albrecht
2021 Museum Villa Rot, Gallery Albert Baumgarten
2020 Cologne Fine Art Fair, Galerie André Kirbach, Galerie Albrecht (canceled)
2020 Museum Rot, Roter Kunstsalon, Galerie Albert Baumgarten
2020 Positions Berlin, Galerie Susanne Albrecht
2020 Photo Basel, Galerie Susanne Albrecht
2020 Mit Abstand, Galerie Albert Baumgarten
2020 Art Karlsruhe, Galerie Albert Baumgarten & Galerie Susanne Albrecht
2019 Art Karlsruhe, Galerie Albert Baumgarten
2019 Positions Berlin, Galerie Susanne Albrecht
2019 COFA Köln, Galerie Albert Baumgarten
2019 Art Week Luxembourg, Galerie Albert Baumgarten
2018 Geschichten über…, Kunstraum Gerdi Gutperle, Viernheim
2018 Die verborgene Gegenwart, Galerie Maul, Ladenburg
2018  Zierde ihrer Stadt, Stadtmuseum Kaiserslautern
2018 Cologne Fine Art, Galerie Albert Baumgarten
2017 Gruppenausstellung, Be Art Heidelberg
2016 Von Kopf bis Fuß, Galerie Conzen, Düsseldorf

Solo exhibitions

2023 Leica Gallery Salzburg | Closest to Silence
Galerie Helena Vayhinger | becoming - passing away - returning 
2023 Dr. Robert Gerlich Museum | Gentleness in nature a silent peace
2023 Iserlohn Municipal Gallery | Slowly and very gently
2022 Museum Theo Kerg | together with Hannah Schemel
Gallery Peter Zimmermann, together with Hannah Schemel
2021 Gallery Albert Baumgarten, Freiburg together with Hannah Schemel
Gallery Andre‘ Kirbach, Düsseldorf together with Hannah
2020 Haruka ushiro (Weit dahinter), Galerie Susanne Albrecht
2020 zu zweit, Galerie Vayhinger, Singen, with Hannah Schemel
2019 Kunst Koch in Kooperation mit Galerie Albert Baumgarten, with Hannah Schemel
2018 Still Silver, Museum Forum Alte Post, Pirmasens
2018 Poesie der Photographie, Galerie Albert Baumgarten, Freiburg
2018 Werkschau, Photokina Köln
2018 Amerikas verborgene Orte, Kurpfälzisches Museum im Mark Twain Center, Heidelberg
2017 Lange Nacht der Museen, Rahmenmuseum Düsseldorf
2016 Everything is connected, Galerie p77a, Brühl
2016 Always a little wonder, Galerie Be Art, Heidelberg
2015 Flowers, Galerie Kunstmaßnahmen, Heidelberg


Gallery Commeter, Persiehl & Heine, Hamburg
Commeter, Persiehl & Heine
Tel.: +49(0)40 32 63 21

Ira Stehmann Fine Art
Tel. +49 171 264 1293

Galerie Peter Zimmermann, Mannheim
Tel.: 0621 419031


Here you can find my Commissions. We would be happy to advise you on the development of an individual visual language for your company. We are active in the fields of industrial photography and documentary photography. Among our customers are: Essity, Dr. Wilmar Schwabe Group, CBM Germany, Der Spiegel, Foreign Office, City of Heidelberg, and others. We will be happy to send you our complete reference list via PDF on request.