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Valentin Goppel (*2000) is a photographer based in Hanover, Germany.
In his work he likes to explore social topics, often working on the border between involvement and distant observation. He frequently questions the possibilities of objective truth in documentary and likes to use the camera as a conscious tool in processing his surroundings. For his recent project "Between the Years" he photographed friends and acquaintances in both found scenes and arranged portraits, trying to capture the diffuse feelings of growing up in times of the pandemic.
He has won awards such as the Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award and the Vonovia Photo Award. Valentins work is part of various collections, including the permanent collections of the Sprengel Museum Hannover and the Kunsthalle Bremen.
Additionally, he takes on photojournalistic assignments from papers such as DIE ZEIT and THE NEW YORK TIMES, covering social topics and their relation to the individual.

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