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Niklas is a photographer based in Hamburg with a focus on portraits.
He works for magazines like DER SPIEGEL and DIE ZEIT, for agencies and foundations. 
In 2020 he was nominated for the Nannen-Preis with his personal project “White Noise”.
He studied photojournalism in Hanover, worked as a staff photographer
for the F.A.Z. and spent time in Bangladesh. 

Greenpeace, brandeins, FOCUS, Capital Magazin,
SPIEGEL Wissen, Financial Times Magazine (UK),
F.A.Z., GEOlino, ZEITleo, Dein SPIEGEL, chrismon,
Amnesty Journal, Causette (FR), Dagbladet Børsen (DK),
ZEIT-Online, Stadtaspekte, 6Mois (FR),
Futurzwei, Krautreporter, Telekom-Stiftung,

2021  Shortlist Georg Koppmann Preis
2020  Nominated for Nannen Preis
2020  Shortlist Georg Koppmann Preis
2018  nominated for Greenpeace Photo Award
2017  Shortlist - Felix Schoeller Award 

Represented by
laif Agentur für Photos & Reportagen
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Schanzenstraße 27
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2020 Nomination Nannen-Preis
2019 Graduation in Photojournalism and Documentary          
Photography at the University of Applied Arts and        
Sciences, Hanover, Germany
2018 Member of laif Agentur für Photos & Reportagen,    
based in Cologne, Germany
2017 Workshop with Donald Weber in Dhaka, Bangladesh
2017 Semester abroad at Pathshala South Asian Media
Institute in Dhaka, Bangladesh
2015 Six month internship at the Frankfurter Allgemeine
2011 Studies of photojournalism- and documentary    
photography at University of Applied Science and Arts in

Niklas Grapatin is a photographer based in Hamburg,        
Germany. In 2011 he began his studies of    
photojournalism- and documentary photography in
Hanover, followed by an internship as a staff
photographer at the F.A.Z. In 2017 he went to Bangladesh
to continue his studies at Pathshala South Asian Media
Institute in Dhaka. For him it's important to always find a
visual language that matches with the subject and
communicates the matter in the most intense and
emotional way. His work got published in various
magazines and newspapers like DIE ZEIT, Amnesty
Journal, SZ-Magazin, brandeins, F.A.Z. and DER
SPIEGEL. Besides working on personal projects he is
available for editorial and commercial assignments.

Impressum / AGB