Stefanie Schneider


Stefanie Schneider is a contemporary German photographer and video artist. Her work is characterised by its uniform formal aesthetic and its faded imagery, which she produces through the chemical deterioration of film. 


Schneider’s focus is on the exclusive depiction of young women living in Berlin and California, clothed in retro dress and evoking nostalgic home photography or vintage film stills. In her series 29 PALMS, CA, she used expired Polaroids to create large-scale depictions of the American West, exploring the relationship between people and their hopes and dreams. 


Schneider received her MFA in photography from the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen, Germany and has exhibited at such institutions as the Braunschweig Museum für Photographie, Institut für Neue Medien in Frankfurt, and the Museum für Kommunikation in Berlin. Born in Cuxhaven, Germany in 1968, she currently lives and works in Los Angeles.