Jonas Grauel

Jonas lives in Düsseldorf, Germany. His professional background is in Sociology and he works as a project manager in a consumer rights organization. Besides his main job he works as a freelance photographer specialised on street and people photography.

He has published pictures in renowned street photography (online) magazines such as Eyeshot, Street Photographers Foundation or Soul of Street.

Some of his pictures have been awarded at international Street Photography Contests.

Artist Statement

Jonas’ work can be on the one hand characterised as very playful. His aim is to show a world full of surprises where everything seems possible, almost like in a cartoon. The real world often appears in an unexpected, unique and surreal look – this can best be seen in his ‘Coincidence’-Series, but also in the ‘Candid Candy’-Series and the Portraits of ‘People are Pretty’. On the other hand, Jonas is also an observer of society, of humans, their relations and their objects – and thus some of his work has a more analytical and reflexive approach – as can be seen in his series ‘Order’ or ‘Relations’.

Publications

“Kiev, Lviv, Odessa – Der letzte Sommer vor dem Krieg in der Ukraine” – Article and series of 13 Photos. Soul of Street #40 (print) and Online-Blog, April 2022. Read the blog article here.

“Little Wonders only the Open Eye can see” – Collection of 20 Photos. Street Photographers Foundation (Online Magazine), February 2022. See the page here.

Artist Exposé – Collection of 10 Photos. Edge of Humanity Online Magazine, July 2021. See the page here.

“Die Poesie der Puppen” – Article and series of 8 photos. Soul of Street #30 (print) and Online-Blog, April 2020. Read the blog article here.

“A World full of Surprises” – Collection of 12 Photos. EYESHOT – Street Photography Online Magazine, July 2020. See the series here.

“The Mystery of Mannequins” – Article & series of 8 photos. Street Photography Magazine, July 2020. See the article here.

World Street Photography 6. The Finest Photos in International Street Photography. Gudberg Nerger, 2019. 1 Photo, p.50. Get the book here.

Short Street Stories – a collective tribute to Martin Parr’s street photography. Exhibit Around, 2019. Series of 8 photos, pp. 180-187. Get the book here.

Awarded Pictures

Yellow Paint / Container
Finalist
Fun Street Photographer of the Year 2019

Columns, Poles and Trees – Vertical Lines in the Street (Series of 8 Pictures)
Silver Medal in the Category “Street & Architecture”
Paris Street Photo Awards 2021.

Exhibitions

Christian Stops – Jonas Grauel – Street Photography aus Düsseldorf. 18.05.-31.05.2019, Brause Kunst, Metzgerei Schnitzel Kunstverein e.V.

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