Stephanie Steinkopf (1978) earned an MA in Ethnomusicology, Contemporary History and Latin American Studies before starting to study photography in 2009. She graduated from the Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie in Berlin in 2012. Her long-term-project ‘Manhattan – Street of Youth’ won the first prize in the Vattenfall Awards in 2012. In early 2013, Steinkopf’s work was presented in several gallery exhibitions, e.g. C/O Berlin, Kunstverein Tiergarten – Galerie Nord, etc. Her work is focused on long-term-projects based on the development of close relationships with individuals. For her efforts, she received the artist’s grant VG Bildkunst 2013. Stephanie Steinkopf lives and works as a freelance photographer in Berlin.