Donata Wenders was born in Berlin in 1965. She studied Film and Theatre in Berlin and Stuttgart from 1984 to 1989. After working for various film productions as a camera assistant and shooting films as a cinematographer for several years, she decided to concentrate on the photographic image.
Donata Wenders has been working as a photographer since 1995. Over the years she expanded her photography from the movie set to a body of her own approach. In 2006, Prestel published her book „Islands of Silence“, presenting a wide selection of her work. Donata Wenders has also published several books together with her husband Wim Wenders: PINA–The Film and the Dancers, Don’t Come Knocking, The Buena Vista Social Club, The Heart is a Sleeping Beauty, Beyond the Clouds / My Time with Antonioni. Her photographs have been exhibited widely in galleries and museums. They have been published internationally in The New York Times, Vogue, Deutsch, Marie Claire, The Rolling Stone, Kult, Esquire, Pen, Premiere, Shots Magazine, Casa Brutus, Faves, Let’s Panic and Egoïste among others and illustrated CD covers for Bono, Jon Hassell, Sam Phillips, BAP, ZweiRaumWohnung and Die Toten Hosen. Further clients include Burberry and Jil Sander.
Since 2007, Donata Wenders also regularly runs photography workshops. Donata Wenders lives and works together with her husband in Berlin.
Photo: Peter Lindbergh, Vogue Germany, Berlin 2012
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