Gundula Schulze Eldowy


Between 1972 and 1975 Gundula Schulze (German, born 1954) attended the Fachhochschule für Werbung und Gestaltung in East Berlin (University of Applied Advertising and Design). Between 1979 and 1984 she studied photography at the Hochschule für Graphik und Buchkunst (HGB) (Academy of Graphic Design and Book Design) in Leipzig and worked as a freelancer since 1985. From 1977 onwards she works on socially critical series such as Tamerlan, Berlin on a Dog’s Night, Work, Nude Portraits, Street Pictures. From 1988 onwards she has been equally interested in photography, collage of sound and slides, video, but also poetry and short stories. Between 1990 and 1996 she took long trips to the United States, Italy, Egypt, Russia, Japan and Turkey. These travels resulted in major works and a change in her approach to photography as her social perspective gave way to a spiritual response to the world. In 2000 she was awarded the New Zealand photography prize M.I.L.K. Since 2010 she is a member of the Saxon Academy of Arts.