Donata Wenders


Selected Works

Sam Shepard, Butte, Montana 2004 Silver gelatin print 50,5 x 60,5cm, Edition 1/7 + 2Aps

Photo by Donata Wenders

Donata Wenders was born in Berlin in 1965. She studied Film and Theatre in Berlin and Stuttgart from 1984 to 1989. After working for various film productions as a camera assistant and shooting films as a cinematographer for several years, she decided to concentrate on the photographic image. Donata Wenders has been working as a photographer since 1995. Over the years she expanded her photography from the movie set to a body of her own approach. In 2006, Prestel published her book “Islands of Silence”, presenting a wide selection of her work. Donata Wenders has also published several books together with her husband Wim Wenders such as: “ Don’t Come Knocking”, “ The Buena Vista Social Club” and “ The Heart is a Sleeping Beauty”. Her photographs have been published internationally in The New York Times, Vogue, Egoiste, Marie Claire among others. Donata Wenders lives and works together with her husband in Berlin.