Martin U Waltz

Photographer • Writer • Educator

Martin is a multi-award winning photographer in Berlin. His work has been shown at exhibitions in New York, London, Paris, Dublin, Rome, Budapest, Bucharest and Berlin.

Martin 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.

He is a founding member of the Berlin1020 Street Photography Collective and the curator of the German Street Photography Festival. 

Photographer Berlin Martin U Waltz Fotograf
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
  • 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 Sans Frontières”, Galerie Joseph Turenne, Paris, France 2019
  • “Off the Street!”, Berlin1020 collective, Photo Gallery Friedrichshain, Berlin, Germany 2019
  • “Postcard Salon”, Jarvis Dooney Gallery, 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", Berlin1020 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 2015”, New York, USA 2015 + Paris, France 2016
  • “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, ebook, 2018
Streetfotografie, Der Atem der Strasse, Andreas Pacek, Franzis Verlag, 2018 (Interview and images)
Masters of Street Photography, Ammonite Press, 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)


There are  amazon partner links in the book section.

Streetfotografie Workshop

Berlin • 1. Juni 2019

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