Frankfurt-based Per Schorn, born in 1978, discovered his love of photography during a school project – not knowing that this passion would one day become his profession. He is a representative of staged photography that follows an idea. In doing so, he does not negate reality: music, art and films, he soaks it all up. In his portraits, he captures the essence of the protagonist - in sceneographies, that tell a lot about the theme he is visualising.
As a young photographer, he toured Germany with the US punk band Ignite. He started studying design at the University of Applied Sciences in Darmstadt in 2003, including art photography tutored by Kris Scholz, worked as a photo assistant for well known national and international photographers and thus began his career as an independent photographer.
Per Schorn worked as a lecturer for practice-oriented photography at Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences between 2012 and 2014. In 2018, he was a guest lecturer for photography at the RheinMain University of Applied Sciences in Wiesbaden. Per is a BFF Professional, also active here on the national board.
Per has won awards at Katapult, New to the eye, D&AD, ADC, Eurobest, Spotlight Awards and the Prix de la Photographie Paris. His work has been shown at exhibitions and festivals including Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie, 4F, Photokina and various BFF presentations. Various magazines such as FotoNostrum featured Per Schorn's images.