Volker Hinz


Born in Hamburg in 1947, died in Hamburg in 2019.

3.5 years training as an electrician in aircraft construction. Afterwards military service, took up photography during this period. Spent another 1.5 years in aircraft construction after military service. First sale of photographs to newspapers in parallel in 1967. 1971 to 1974 head of the “Sven Simon Bild Agentur” in Bonn following a recommendation by Rolf Gillhausen. 1974 to 2012 at the stern; during this employment in New York from 1978 to 1986.


  • 1973 World Press Photo Award, category "Portraits": 2nd Price
  • 1975 World Press Photo Award, category "People in the News": 2nd Price
  • 1976 World Press Photo Award, category "News Features": 3rd Price


  • Area. Photographs (1990)
  • Private life of Muhammad Ali (2002)
  • Volker Hinz (stern-Fotografie 67) (2012)
  • Willy Brandt: eine Hommage in Bildern (2013)
  • Volker Hinz – In Love with Photography (2015)
  • Hello, again Volker Hinz (2021)

Selection of photographs