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26 avril 2011, par b-sider

Jutta Benzenberg studied photography at the Bayerische Staatslehranstalt für Photographie in Munich and worked afterwards as a photographer for different magazines and theatres. She worked with some TV-stations such as BR first as a cameraasistent and at the privat TV as a cameraman as well.

1991 she travelled for the first time through Albania to shoot photographs of those upset times, to capture Albanian portraits and landscapes and to produce a book, which was published after several Albania-journeys in spring 1993 in Salzburg, Austria, under the title : “Albanisches Überleben” – Albanian Survival.

Since that time Jutta had a lot of exhibitions on Albanian themes in different cities of Germany, France, Austria, Italy, Switzerland and Albania.

Jutta Benzenbergs second book „Bukuri e rëndë“ – „Sombre Beauty“ sponsored by the Swiss culture foundation Pro Helvetia appeared in Tirana in 2004. With the photos of this book she had several exhibitions in Tirana , Prishtina, / Kosovo(Think Pink),Thessaloniki, Athen (Goetheinstitut) and she participated at the Bienale Tirana.

Her last exhibition had place in Rumania and in Tirana. During the last years, she worked as a photographer for Unicef, and other NGOs.

She just finished her third book ”Ahead with the Past” sponsored by the Swiss Foundation DEZA, published by Fotohof Salzburg Austria. For the moment she is based in Tirana Albania and Germany.