Hello. My name is Carsten. I am a photographer and visual artist based in Germany. I am currently working on a long-term documentary project about African Turkish heritage. 


I also do portrait work and commissions. I am interested in all kinds of creative collaborations. Please feel free to contact me.

⇨ +49 1520 75 45 75 1

⇨ office@carsten-kalaschnikow.com


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Due to my family's migration history, I mainly deal with diaspora, belonging, and identity in my work. For each project, I look for a suitable visual language and appropriate, respectful forms of representation. 
My projects focus on collaborating with people in front of the camera and letting them communicate with the viewers, rather than creating just narratives about them. 


clients / published

ZEIT ONLINE, stern.de, Focus, Glamour, VICE, GoMagazin, epd-Bild, Staatstheater Darmstadt, Staatstheater Hannover, cosmopop, Literarischer Salon, Hannover 2025, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Gewebetransplantation (DGFG), Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, hMtM Hannover


exhibitions / shows

2020» Screening Exhibition at photo is:real, Tel Aviv

2020 »Fragments from Now , Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn

2019 »Fragments from Now , Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin

2019 »Kultur.Erben, Evangelische Jugendkirche, München