thomas böcker studied communication design and exhibition design at düsseldorf university of applied sciences. in his conceptional photo- graphy he is focused on people, their behavior, their impressions and the traces they leave in their environment. he is an observer and a collector of photographic flotsam. he is driven by the belief that there is nothing more interesting for people than the human being. after working for ten years as a freelance photographer and graphic designer thomas böcker moved to munich where he started to work as a photo journalist for germany´s biggest daylie newspaper »bild«. since 2017 he is based in berlin where he lives and works. thomas is still active as a freelance photographer for several well known international clients.

since 2017: berlin based photographer and photo journalist at »axel springer se / bild sport photo desk«.

2014-2017: photographer and photo journalist for »axel springer se / bild photo desk« in munich. several photographic travels to iceland, the united states, czech republic and croatia. photographic work on a long term project with the dachau concentration camp memorial site.

2011-2015: study »exhibition design« (master of arts) at »exhibition design institute« at düsseldorf university of applied sciences (with prof. uwe reinhard). assistant teacher for photography at düsseldorf university of applied sciences. teacher for »street photography« at fujifilm school. art director at »leotainment«, düsseldorf. several photographic trips and study visits to the united states east- and westcoast, canada, iceland, norway and great britain. official photographer for »hankook tires« at dtm (deutsche tourenwagen masters) for four years.

2007-2011 study »communication design« (bachelor of arts) with main focus on photography and photographic exhibition (with prof. gerhard vormwald and prof. philipp teufel) at düsseldorf university of applied sciences. tutor of the photography department at düsseldorf university of applied sciences for three and a half years. study visit 5.000 km across mexico. several photographic assistances.

2001-2007 graphic design apprenticeship in essen. self employed since 2004 as a photographer and graphic designer. study »print and media technology« at bergische universität wuppertal. several photographic travels.

1979 born in neuss/germany, grown up in essen/germany.


2016 »100for10 + reflektor m«, kismet, munich 2015 »thomas böcker fotografie«, registratur, munich 2014 »vormwald & schüler 1999-2013«, künstlerforum, bonn 2012 »phono/graph«, dortmunder u, dortmund 2012 »raumpositionen«, japanhaus, düsseldorf university of applied sciences 2011 »kolor with gerhard vormwald«, forum kunst und architektur, essen 2011 »kolor 4711«, ehemalige cremefabrik @ passagen, cologne 2010 »rasenbrand«, kunstverein hebebühne, wuppertal 2010 »da war doch wat«, forum kunst und architektur, essen 2010 »fotografische arbeiten«, kkc, essen 2010 »kolor zwo«, düsseldorf university of applied sciences 2009 »mamm – ein künstlerisches projekt«, düsseldorf university of applied sciences 2009 »kolor photo magazine release«, werkstatt, düsseldorf 2009 »tag der offenen tür«, düsseldorf university of applied sciences 2008 »eine kleine reise durch die nacht«, madame chocolat, essen 2008 »visual gallery«, photokina, cologne 2008 »darmstädter tage der fotografie«, mathildenhöhe, darmstadt


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