Martin U Waltz

Photographer • Writer • Educator

Martin is a  photographer, writer and educator in Berlin, Germany.

He has written and co-authored several books on street photography. He is a passionate photography teacher and offers photography coaching and photography workshops in Berlin. 

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

Martin is a member of the editorial board of the German street photography site.

Photographer Berlin Martin U Waltz
Photographer in Berlin Martin U Waltz

Artist Statement

Martin’s work is a reflection on the human condition in urban space.  Berlin plays a crucial role in Martin’s work. His style is both: poetic and at the same time analytical. 

Martin is a keen observer of the dynamic,  impermanence and transiency in urban space. He explores the underlying emotions of the city between existential angst, boredom and joy.


  • 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
  • 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, PX3, Prix de la Photographie Paris, 2015
Martin U Waltz Street Photography Berlin

Solo Exhibitions

  • "The Wall" Apple Store, Berlin, Germany, 2019
  • “La Reprise”, German French Cultural Center, Nice, France, 2019
  • “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)

  • “40 Street Photos, 15 Photographers", Berlin Photo Week, Berlin, Germany 2019
  • “Mein Kiez”, German Street Photography Festival, Hamburg, Germany 2019
  • “Street Sans Frontières”, Galerie Joseph Turenne, Paris, France 2019
  • “Off the Street!”, Photo Gallery Friedrichshain, Berlin, Germany 2019
  • “Smart as photography”, Zephyr - Raum für Fotografie, Mannheim, Germany 2019
  • “Street Projections”, European Month of Photography Berlin, Germany 2018
  • “Art of Street Photography”, Powerscourt Centre, Dublin, Ireland 2018
  • "Street Photography" , Alghero Street Photography Awards, Alghero , 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 2015”, New York, USA 2015 + Paris, France 2016
  • “World Street Photography”, Museum of Culture, Tejeda, Spain 2014


“Berlin without the Wall” commissioned by Apple

Mobile street photography in Berlin