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Hans Jessel

1956 born in Westerland/Sylt; childhood and youth on Sylt

freelance photographer

1975 – 1985 studies of agricultural sciences and geography at the CAU in Kiel, graduating with a degree in geography

1978/79 community service at the nature conservation society “Schutzstation Wattenmeer”; First photography projects and first contact with the painter
Siegward Sprotte

1980 Start as a freelance photographer as well as a “calendar and advertising photographer”

Since 1992 photography in panorama view and large formats
(Panorama 6 / 17cm and sheet film 9 / 12cm)

1997 Photographer for the American Express campaign “Sylt”

Since 1981 more than 50 solo exhibitions, including in the photo gallery of the Staatliche Landesbildstelle Hamburg (1987), in the LEICA gallery Wetzlar (1988), in the castle in front of Husum (1997), in the city library Duisburg (2003), at the Rickmer Rickmers Hamburg (2006), in the Savings Banks and Giro Association for Schleswig-Holstein in Kiel (2015 and 2020), in the Schleswig City Museum (2015) and in the Elbschloss-Residenz in Hamburg (2020);
Over 20 illustrated books and more than 100 calendars, various publications, including in Merian, Geo Saison, Sports, Leica Photography, etc.
Original images in over 100 collections