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Mondlane Hottas
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September 2008 until today:
Freelance art director and photographer

October 2005 to June 2008
Founder and editor-in-chief of VIEW magazine, a monthly, photo driven news magazine. Launch of the View Photo community, one of Germany's most successful pnline photo communities. Simultaneously art director of STERN magazine publisher of the quarterly book series STERN PHOTOGRAPHY.

May 2000 to June 2008
Art director and member of the editorship of STERN magazine, Europe's largest weekly general-interest magazine, based in Hamburg (Germany).

1998 to 2000
Realization of the project WHERE GOD RESIDES. The coffee table book was published in October 2000 and became a bestseller in the photobook-segment with over 15.000 sold copies.

June 1986 to May 2000
Freelance photographer for fashion, portraits and advertising. Global campaigns for clients like Adidas, Lord, TUI and Lufthansa. Editorial work for magazines like NY Times Magazine, Amica, Vogue Belezza and the New Yorker.

Periodic contributor of the Starship Expedition around world.

November 1977 to May 1986
Photographer atSTERN magazine. Classical reportages during the first 4 years (anything from art to war), followed by staged photography in the fields of fashion, lifestyle, architecture and design. A total of 29 STERN covers in 9 years.

Several awards and prizes of the German Art Directors Club, which appointed him as a lifelong member in 1983.


The project WHERE GOD RESIDES was shown at the following locations
- Museum für Kunst & Gewerbe, Hamburg, December 2000
- Castle of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, July 2002
- Bertelsmann Headquarter, Berlin, April 2004
- Spazio Strato, Milano, May 2004
- Telekom Headquarter, Berlin, June 2004
- Lloyd Hotel, Amsterdam, October 2005
- Studio 202, Bruxelles, October 2005
- MS Europa, Far East Cruise, April 2008

The project GREY MATTER(S) was shown at the following locations:
- Camera Work Contemporary, Berlin, 22. January - 16. April 2016
- ZINGST FOTOFESTIVAL, Zingst, 28. August - 05. September 2016
- Rosier Gallery, Berkeley (CA), 13. October 2016 - 10. January 2017

Group Exhibitions
- Latest Finds, CWC Gallery, Berlin, 03. September - 12. November 2016
- C40 Mayors Summit 2016, Chapultepec Forest, Mexico City, 30. November 2016 - 15. Januar 2017