Norman Behrendt
Norman Behrendt is a visual artist and photographer based in Berlin. He holds a Master of Arts with distinction from the University of Westminster, London and was a scholarship holder by the DAAD. For his photobook ‘Burning down the house, 2007 – 2012’ Behrendt has been awarded with the first prize at the 6th Fotobook Dummy Award in Kassel and received special acknowledgement at the ‘10th Aenne-Biermann-Prize’ for contemporary German photography in Gera. His work ‘Brave New Turkey’ was nominated for the New Discovery Award at the Rencontres-Arles 2017 and also published in the New York Times Magazine. Behrendt`s works have been shown in various contexts internationally, e.g. United Kingdom, France, Germany and Belgium amongst others. His work 'Blueprint, 2017-18' was successfully auctioned at Phillips in 2018. Behrendt aims to raise critical awareness of the political and social changes of our time. Within this framework, his work exists on the boundaries between documentary and conceptual photography. His work is held in both national and international public and private collections, including Martin Parr Foundation and Tate Library, main collection.