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About Ronny Behnert
Born in 1982 in Luckenwalde, Germany
Currently lives in Berlin, Germany
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Since 2007, I have been deeply involved in professional travel, architecture, and landscape photography, which led me to establish my project "Håggard Photography" in 2010. Since then, I have primarily focused on photographing hotels, restaurants, and event venues in the architectural field, catering to various print and online media, and dedicating my assignments to documentary photography in the industrial and construction sectors, as well as at events, fairs, and corporate meetings.

Achievements
In addition to commissioned photography, I strive to work on my personal photo series for balance and spend as much time as possible in various countries. Selected series from Scandinavia, the United Arab Emirates, Spain, Japan, and Venice have already been featured in reputable national and international photography magazines. My work has been recognized with the Sony World Photography Award in the Landscape category, the International Photography Award, the Monochrome Award, and the German Photography Prize as Photographer of the Year. In addition to being shortlisted for the Felix Schoeller Photo Awards, I have been a finalist and contender for the European Professional Photographer of the Year Award and have been nominated for awards such as the B&W Spider Awards and the International Color Awards.

Photo Tours, Workshops, and Seminars
Over the past 10 years, I have had the privilege of introducing my approach to photography to photo enthusiasts, from beginners to advanced hobbyists and even professional photographers, through my photo workshops and 1:1 training sessions. It is the numerous detailed experiences and accumulated knowledge in the field of photography that I am particularly keen on sharing with curious and motivated photography enthusiasts. Every year, I lead approximately 30-35 fully booked photography courses in various parts of the world, such as my hometown Berlin, along the rugged coasts on the islands of Sylt and Rügen, or in remote Japan, to name just a few destinations. I strive to expand the existing offering annually with a new photography workshop for a diverse course program. In my photography workshops, I primarily focus on guiding participants through my personal journey from developing a fleeting image idea to creating an effective composition, selecting necessary and optimal photo equipment tailored to individual needs, understanding technical details, and capturing the perfect photo for display, captivating and inspiring future viewers. My task is to provide individualized support to all participants on an equal footing and to foster their photographic knowledge in the areas of minimalist architecture and landscape photography, along with all their creative niches, through easily understandable explanations and processes.

Other Projects
As part of my professional journey, I have established myself not only as a photographer and course instructor but also as the author of two photographic textbooks in which I share my expertise and passion for photography. These books, which have been reissued for the third time, not only reflect my enthusiasm for art and photography but also offer practical insights, guidance, and tips for aspiring and advanced photographers. Additionally, I have been proudly serving as a co-photographer and brand ambassador for the renowned filter manufacturer Haida since 2019, and between 2020 and 2021, I expanded the Samyang community as a brand ambassador.

"Only a few years into his photography journey, the 27-year-old's images already display remarkable maturity and diversity. Whether in portraits, nature shots, architectural photos, or street art, Ronny Behnert is a meticulous observer."
Prinz Magazine, Germany about Ronny Behnert (2009)


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Publications

2023 | Artrepreneur, USA, Interview, Portfolio

2021 | Color Foto 11/2021, GER, Article, Portfolio

2021 | Chiiz Magazine Vol. 52, USA, Portfolio

2021c't Fotografie 04/2021, GER, Article, Portfolio

2021 | Schwarzweiss-Mag. 140, GER, Article, Portfolio

2021 | DigitalPHOTO 03/2021, GER, Article, Interview

2021 | Elle Decor 01/2021, IT, Article

2021 | FotoMAGAZIN 01/2021, GER, Portfolio

2020 | Maps.me, Photo essay: Minimalistic Venice, NL, Portfolio

2020Culturamas, ESP, Interview

2020 | Pictures Magazine, Star shower, GER, Interview

2020 | Fotocommunity, "Introduction: Ronny Behnert", GER, Interview

2020 | Designboom, Japanese torii gates, USA, Portfolio

2020 | Magazín iLeGaLiT 08/2020, CZ, Portfolio

2020 | Photographie Magazine, GER, Interview

2020 | Chip Foto/Video 07/2020, GER, Interview

2020 | Shotkit, AUS, Article

2020 | c't Digitale Fotografie 03/2020, GER, Article

2020 | Photo Press 05/2020, GER, Portfolio

2020 | Chip Foto/Video 04/2020, GER, Portfolio

2020 | Podcast with Nicolas A. Otto, GER, Interview

2019 | LeMag, UK, Portfolio

2019 | Kwerfeldein, "The art of b&w-photography", GER, Interview

2019 | Foto Meyer, GER, Interview

2018 | LeMag 04/2018, UK, Article

2018 | Chip Foto/Video 03/2018, GER, Article

2017 | Bored Panda, LTU, Article

2017 | Photography Magazine, PL, Interview

2016 | Alpha-Photo 04/2016, GER, Interview 

2016 | ProfiFoto Sony Spezial 155, GER, Article

2016 | Black Magazine 01, GER, Portfolio

2016 | Schwarzweiss-Mag. 111, GER, Article

2016 | Sony Community, "Discovered: Ronny Behnert", GER, Article

2015 | Fotokunst-Kaufen, GER, Interview

2015 | Whitewall, "Monochrome Street Photography", GER, Interview

2015 | Juniqe, "A drink with Ronny Behnert", GER, Interview

2014 | ND Magazine, PL, Interview

2014 | Photocircle, GER, Interview

2014 | Fotocommunity, "Introduction: Håggard"GER, Interview

2014 | ND Magazine, PL, Interview

2014 | Dodho, ESP, Interview

2014 | Pictures Mag. Juli / August, GER, Interview

2014 | Schwarzweiss-Mag. 100, GER, Portfolio

2014 | Hacidmag 20, ESP, Portfolio

2013 | Stark-Magazine, Portfolio

2013 | Brennpunkt Mag. 02/2013, GER, Portfolio

2013 | Dodho, ESP, Portfolio

2013 | Whitewall, GER, Interview

2013 | Seen.by, Photographer of the month, GER, Interview

2013 | LUXMAG 09, Exclusive shooting, Brosbi, GER

2012 | Kwerfeldein, "This was Venice", GER, Article

2012 | Square Magazine 2.4, FRA, Portfolio

2012 | Foto4All 06, ROU, Interview

2012 | Querbinder Magazine, GER, Portfolio

2011 | Stern - View Spotlight, GER, Article

2011 | Adore Noir 04, CAN, Interview

2011 | Sylt Magazin / Die Insel, GER, Portfolio

2010 | Sylt enVogue, GER, Article

2010 | Schwarzweiss-Mag. 77, GER, Article

2010 | Kampen Grooves 08, CD-Cover, GER

2010 | Kieler Nachrichten, Exklusive series „Wintry Sylt“, GER

Books / Calendars

2023 | Bildner-Verlag, Langzeitbelichtung, 3rd Ed., GER, Book

2022 | Palazzi Calendar 2023, B&W Fine Art Photography, GER

2021 | Palazzi Calendar 2022, B&W Fine Art Photography, GER

2020 | Palazzi Calendar 2021, B&W Fine Art Photography, GER

2020 | Photocircle Calendar 2021, 6 Minutes Berlin, GER

2020 | Haida, Fall in Love with Landscape Photography, CHN, Book

2020 | Sony World Photography Awards, UK, Book

2020 | Bildner-Verlag, Einfach schöne Fotos, 1st Ed., GER, Book

2019 | Palazzi Calendar 2020, B&W Fine Art Photography, GER

2018 | Palazzi Calendar 2019, B&W Fine Art Photography, GER

2017 | Bildner-Verlag, Langzeitbelichtung, 2nd Ed., GER, Book

2015 | Bildner-Verlag, Langzeitbelichtung, 1st Ed., GER, Book

2013 | Seen.by, Was Fotografen bewegt, GER, Book

2011 | Ankerherz-Verlag, Calendar Sylt 2012, GER

2011 | Town & Country, Calendar Berlin 2012, GER

Awards

2023 | Official Selection, Int. Photo Awards, USA (Professional)

2023 | Honorable Mention, Int. Photo Awards, USA (Professional)

2023 | 3rd Place, Int. Photo Awards, USA, AI-Generated (Professional)

2023 | Bronze Award, reFocus Awards, Landscape (Professional)

2023 | 1st Place, Artrepreneur, USA, Minimalism

2023 | 1st Place, Photographer of the Year, DigitalPHOTO, GER, Landscape

2022 | Honorable Mention, Annual Photography Awards, Architecture

2022 | Honorable Mention, reFocus Awards, Architectural (Professional)

2022 | Honorable Mention, B&W Spider Awards, Architectural (Professional)

2022 | 2nd Place, Photographer of the Year, DigitalPHOTO, GER, Architecture

2021 | Grand Prize Winner, Voyage Travel Awards, USA

2021 | 2nd Place, Photographer of the Year, DigitalPHOTO, GER

2021 | 1st Place, Photographer of the Year, DigitalPHOTO, GER, Black & White

2021 | 2nd Place, Special Photographer Of The Year, VIPA Contest, FRA, Long Exposure

2021 | 1st Place, Fine Art Photography Awards, UK, Seascape (Professional)

2021 | Honorable Mention, Int. Color Awards, USA, Architecture (Professional)

2020 | Sony Professional Grant, UK

2020 | Nominee, B&W Spider Awards, Fine Art (Professional)

2020 | Bronze Award, Prix de la PhotographieFRA, Fine Art / Landscape (Professional)

2020 | 1st Place, Sony World Photography Awards, UK, Landscape (Professional)

2020 | Nominee, Int. Color Awards, L.A., Fine Art (Professional)

2020 | 1st Place, Photographer of the Year, DigitalPHOTO, GER, Architecture

2020 | Finalist, Sony World Photography Awards, UK, Landscape (Professional)

2019 | 1st Place, Int. Photo Awards, USA, Fine Art / Landscape (Professional)

2019 | Nominee, B&W Spider Awards, Architecture / Fine Art

2019 | Honorable Mention, B&W Spider Awards, Architecture

2019 | Silver Award, Tokyo Int. Photo Awards, JPN, Fine Art

2018 | Nominee, Fine Art Photography Awards, UK, Architecture / Fine Art (Professional)

2018 | 2nd Place „Photo of the Year“, Foto Meyer, GER

2017 | Shortlist, Felix Schoeller Photoaward, GER, Landscape / Nature

2017 | 2nd Place, Photographer of the Year, DigitalPHOTO, GER, Landscape

2017 | 1st Place, Photographer of the Year, Monochrome Awards, UK, Architecture

2017 | Honorable Mention, Monochrome Awards, UK, Architecture / Landscape / Fine Art

2016 | Honorable Mention, ND Awards, Landscape / Fine Art

2016 | Nominee, B&W Spider Awards, Architecture

2016 | Honorable Mention, B&W Spider Awards, Fine Art

2016 | Silver Award, Epson Pano Awards, AUS, Open Built Environment

2016 | Nominee, Fine Art Photography Awards, UK, Architecture / Panorama

2016 | 1st Place, Photo of the Year 2015, Foto Meyer / Sony, GER

2015 | 1st Place, Photographer of the Year, DigitalPHOTO, GER

2015 | 2nd Place, Photographer of the Year, DigitalPHOTO, GER, Architecture

2015 | Honorable Mention, Siena Int. Photography Awards, ITA, Architecture

2015 | Honorable Mention, Prix de la Photographie (Professional), FRA

2015 | Finalist, Europ. Professional Photographer of the Year Award

2014 | Gold Star Award, ND Awards, Architecture

2014 | Honorable Mention, B&W Spider Awards, Architecture

2014 | Nominee, B&W Spider Awards, Architecture / Fine Art

2014 | 1st Place, Photographer of the Year, DigitalPHOTO, GER, B&W

2014 | Gold medal, Trierenberg Super Circuit, AUT, Architecture

2013 | Honorable Mention, B&W Spider Awards, Abstract

2012 | 3rd Place, Vanguard Photo contest, Long exposures

2012 | 1st Place, Brennpunkt Mag., GER, Black & White

2012 | 1st Place, Dig. Photography Mag./Fotocommunity, GER, High Key

2012 | Editor´s Choice, Stern (View), GER

2010 | Silver medal, German Association for Photography, Nature

2010 | 3rd Place, Pedalo Photo contest, Seascapes

2010 | 1st Place, Polylooks / German Telekom, White

2009 | 2nd Place, Wexcameras, Creative Lighting

2009 | 1st Place, Readers gallery, Schwarzweiss-Mag. 73, GER

2009 | 3rd Place, PosterXXL, GER, Autumn

2009 | 2nd Place, The best photos of 2008, Chip Fotowelt, GER

2009 | 3rd Place, Chip Fotowelt, GER, Modern Architecture

Exhibitions

2016 | Blank Wall Gallery, Athens, GR

2015 | Galerie Fototreppe, Hanau, GER, SOLO

2013 | Galerie der jungen Pächter, Berlin, GER

2012 | Galerie F37, Berlin, GER

2012 | Oskar-Kokoschka-Haus, Pöchlarn, AUT

2011 | Horizonte, Zingst, GER,

2010 | Town & Country, Berlin, GER, SOLO

2010 | Rantum, Sylt, GER

2009 | Sonntagsclub, Berlin, GER, SOLO

References

Germany - Austria - Switzerland
TRIARII | Rummelsnuff | Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (RBB – Berlin-Brandenburg Broadcasting) | Kieler Nachrichten | Sylt Magazin | Ankerherz Verlag | Club Rotes Kliff | Natürlich Sylt | Kwerfeldein | Berliner Dom | Town & Country | Galerie Länge * Breite | Galerie Phototheke | Galerie F37 | LUXMAG | Brosbi | Unique Magazin | BILDNER Verlag | House of Weekend | Tecklenborg Verlag | Living Levels | Juniqe | Krynos Verlag | Vodafone Stiftung Deutschland | Betterplace.org | Sony | Blank Wall Gallery | KV Berlin | WBM (Wohnungsbaugesellschaft Berlin-Mitte) | Berliner Fernsehturm | Lumas | Keller Grundbau GmbH | Walking Brands GmbH | Solar Skylounge Berlin | Galerie Artefactum | Neununddreißigste Babelsberg Film GmbH | Insel Berlin | Haida Deutschland | Samyang Lenses | Foto Walser | Thurnher`s Alpenhof | The Black Journal | 447acht Kommunikation + Design ag | PT - Magazine | Tip Berlin - Citymag | Berlin.de - Das Hauptstadtportal | Deutsche Wohnen | Universität Potsdam | Medienart Annabelle AG | PHOTO ELITE | SoVD Berlin | Budosports | Mittelmärkische Wasser- und Abwasser GmbH | WTM-Außenwerbung | Kollektion Wiedemann

Great Britain
Delphian Records Ltd

France
Le grand livre du mois

Dubai
Drawdeck

Mauritius
St. Regis Hotel

USA
Billboard Magazine


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