Andrea Diefenbach lives as a freelance photographer in Wiesbaden. She studied photography at the Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences and has since worked for German and international magazines and organizations as well as on personal long-term projects.
She has already received many awards for her critical and emphatic reflections on social conditions and grievances.
Her first book “AIDS in Odessa” about the AIDS epidemic in Ukraine was published by Hatje Cantz in 2008. Solo and group exhibitions followed, among others in Hamburg, Mannheim and New York. Her second book “Land ohne Eltern” was published by Kehrer Verlag in November 2012 and in a second edition in June 2016. Here she dealt with labour migration from the Republic of Moldova and accompanied divided families for several years. The children in Moldova and their parents, most of whom live illegally in Italy, the country in the EU to which most Moldovans emigrate. The associated exhibition has been touring for seven years and has been shown as a solo exhibition as well as in group exhibitions, for example at the Stadtmuseum in Munich, the Hamburger Kunsthalle and the Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, Oregon.
A selection of her works is in the collection of the Folkwang Museum, the Stadtmuseum Munich and the Open Society Foundation in New York.