Martin U Waltz • Photographer • Berlin

Martin works as a photographer, educator and writer in Berlin. 

He is a founding member of the Berlin1020 Street Photography Collective, editor of  The German Street Photography Site. Martin has written and co-authored several books on street photography.

Martin is a passionate photography teacher. He offers personal photography coaching and street photography workshops in Berlin.

Martin has won numerous awards at international photography competitions. His work has been shown at exhibitions in New York, London, Dublin, Rome, Budapest, Bucharest and Berlin.

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Artist Statement

Martin’s work is a reflection on the human condition in urban space. He explores the underlying emotions of the city between existential angst, boredom and joy.

Berlin plays a crucial role in Martin’s work. His view on contemporary Berlin is both: poetic and at the same time analytical. 

Martin is a keen observer of the fragility and transiency in urban life. In his street photography Martin emphasizes the contrast between the soft fluid human shape and the hard and static fabric of city infrastructure.

Martin uses strong geometrical compositions, still he thinks of his photography as associative and lyrical.


  • German photobook award in bronze for "Streetfotografie - Made in Germany", 2018 /19
  • 1st prize, Fine Art Photography Awards, 2018
  • 1st place, 35Awards, Moscow, 2017
  • 1st place, Moscow International Foto Awards, 2017
  • 3rd place, Moscow International Foto Awards, 2017
  • Commended, Sony World Photography Awards, 2017
  • Bronze Medal, Prix de la Photographie Paris, 2017
  • Finalist, Siena International Photo Awards, 2017
  • 3rd place, International Photographer of the Year, 2017
  • Finalist, Travel Photographer of the Year, 2016
  • 2nd place, Moscow International Foto Awards, 2015
  • 3rd place, International Photography Awards, 2015
  • Bronze Medal, Prix de la Photographie Paris, 2015
  • 3rd prize, PX3, People’s Choice Award, 2015
Martin U Waltz Street Photography Berlin

Solo Exhibitions

  • “Berlin 18 meets Temeswar 21”, German Consulate, Temeswar, Romania, 2018
  • “Streets of Berlin”, Ori Gallery, Berlin, Germany, 2016
  • “Street Photography Berlin”, Gallery Pruenner, Mattersburg , Austria, 2014

Group Exhibitions (Selection)

  • “Street Projections”, European Month of Photography Berlin, Germany 2018
  • “Art of Street Photography”, Powerscourt Townhouse Centre, Dublin, Ireland 2018
  • “Berlin 1020 Collective”, Alghero Street Photography Awards, Italy 2018
  • “Postcard Salon”, Jarvis Dooney Gallery, Berlin, Germany 2018
  • “Monochrome”, Blank Wall Gallery, Athens, Greece 2018
  • “Staged”, PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary 2018
  • “Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition”, London, UK 2017
  • “A Day in Berlin”, Photo Gallery Friedrichshain, Berlin, Germany 2017
  • “On Spotlight”, Museum of Art, Constanta, Romania 2017
  • “The Street Experience”, Loosenart Gallery, Rome, Italy 2017
  • Reclaim Photo Festival”, Dudley, UK 2017
  • “Obscure Street”, In-spire Gallery, Dublin, Ireland 2016
  • “Streets of the World”, Bucharest Photo Week, Bucharest, Romania, 2015
  • “iStreet”, Sol Art Gallery, Dublin, Ireland 2015
  • “IPA Best of Show Exhibition”, New York, USA 2015
  • “World Street Photography”, Museum of Culture, Tejada, Spain 2014


Streetfotografie – Made in Germany, Rheinwerk Verlag, 2018 (Co-author and cover image)
Die Kunst der Streetfotografie, Martin U Waltz, free ebook, 2018
Streetfotografie, Der Atem der Strasse, Franzis Verlag, 2018 (Interview and images)
Masters of Street Photography, Ammonite Press, pub. date 2019 (Images, text and interview) 


Discovering Berlin through a cutting-edge street photography collective –  World Photography Organsisation, 2018
In Focus: Martin U Waltz • Street Photography  – ProCamera App Blog, 2017
Meet Berlin Street Photographer Martin Waltz – The Culturetrip 2016
How to evolve your style as a street photographer – The, 2016
VISUAL Q&A: Martin Waltz  – CCOH Cooperative of Photography, 2016
A Shooter in… Berlin, Germany with Martin Waltz – Shooter Files, 2015


Martin U Waltz: Street Photography – Made in Germany – host Kai Behrman, 2018 (GER)
Camera and Inspiration – host Marco Larousse, 2017 (EN)
Street Tips with Martin Waltz – host Valerie Jardin, 2016 (EN)
Wie du eine Ausstellung organisierst – host Thomas Leuthard, 2016 (GER)


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