Rebecca Sampson is a German-American photographer living in Berlin, who has exhibited her work in Germany as well as internationally, in the U.S.A., India, Austria, Poland, Cyprus, Luxemburg and Mexico. She has received several scholarships and awards, including the gute aussichten - junge deutsche fotografie award, and most recently, in 2018, a scholarship from the Foam Museum in Amsterdam. She studied under Ute Mahler at the Ostkreuz School of Photography in Berlin, is currently working on a science and art project with the Technical University in Berlin, and will shortly publish her first book. Her latest work Apples for Sale has just been on display at the museum Deichtorhallen Haus der Photographie in Hamburg and at the Museo de la Cancilleria in Mexico City. In November 2018 „Apples for Sale“ can be seen in a single show at the Foam Museum in Amsterdam.



2018     Foam Museum Scholarship FRV Amsterdam

2018     Kassel Dummy Award, Shortlisted as one of the best international photobooks of 2018

2018     gute aussichten deluxe

2018     Nominated for Vonovia Award

2018     Artist in Residence V54 Hong Kong

2018     Scholarship China Center for Science and Technology, Technical University Berlin

2016     Scholarship Robert Bosch Foundation / Literarisches Colloquium Berlin

2011     Nominated for Joop Swart Masterclass (World Press Photo)

2011     Winner of the award „gute aussichten – young german photography 2010/2011“

2011     PX3 Silver, Student Category / Portrait

2010     Finalist New York Photo Festival, Student Social Documentary Essay



2011-2013   Postgraduate Masterclass, Prof. Ute Mahler and Robert Lyons, Ostkreuzschule, Berlin

2009             Final project supervised by Prof. Ute Mahler

2006-2009   Ostkreuzschule – School of Photography and Design, Berlin, Germany

2005-2006   School of Photography, Schiffbauerdamm, Berlin, Germany




UPCOMING: „Apples for Sale“, Foam Museum Amsterdam November 2018

UPCOMING: „Apples for Sale“, Gallery Technopolis 20, Paphos, Cyprus, November 2018

CURRENTLY: „Apples for Sale“, Goethe-Institut Hong Kong Oktober 2018

„Apples for Sale “, gute aussichten DELUXE, Haus für Photographie, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany

„Apples for Sale“, Kulturbäckerei Lüneburg, Juli 2018

„Apples for Sale“, TU Berlin, Germany

„Apples for Sale“, Goethe Institute Cyprus

„Apples for Sale“ Buch, Kassel Dummy Award, Wanderausstellung 2018/2019:

PhotoIreland Festival, Dublin/Ireland, May 2018

documenta-Halle, Kassel/Germany, Fotobookfestival, May/June 2018

Deichtorhallen Haus der Photographie, Triennial of Photography, Hambug/Germany, June 2018

Istituto Europeo di Design, Madrid/Spain July 2018

FotoLeggendo, Rom/Italy, June 2018

International Photography Festival, Zagreb/Croatia, September 2018

Photography Seminar Litauen, Nida/Lithuania, September 2018

Photobook Week Aarhus, Aarhus/Denmark, October 2018

Internationale Photoszene Köln, Cologne/Germany, September/October 2018

Zentralbibliothek im Kulturpalast Dresden, Dresden/Germany, November 2018

The Tokyo Art Book Fair, Tokyo/Japan, Spring 2019


„Apples for Sale “, Museo de la Cancilleria, Mexico City, Mexico

„Apples for Sale“, KLEISTER, Berlin, Germany


„The Sampsons“, Keep Your Eyes Peeled, Aff Galerie, Berlin, Germany


„TRANSIT“, Ballhaus Naunynstrasse, Berlin, Germany

„TRANSIT“, KLEISTER / Courage, Berlin, Germany


„AUSSEHNSUCHT”, gute aussichten - heimspiel, Haardter Schloss, Neustadt/Weinstraße, Germany

„TRANSIT/POST“, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin, Germany

„AUSSEHNSUCHT”, Golgatha Kirche Berlin, Germany


„AUSSEHNSUCHT“, Anita Neugebauer – photo art basel, Das Verborgene Museum, Berlin, Germany

„TRANSIT“, Görlitzer Park, Berlin, Germany

„AUSSEHNSUCHT“, Künstlerhaus k/haus, Vienna, Austria

„AUSSEHNSUCHT“, Rathaus Tübingen, Germany


„AUSSEHNSUCHT”, „gute aussichten – junge deutsche fotografie 2010/2011”,

„AUSSEHNSUCHT”, Haus der Photographie, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany

„AUSSEHNSUCHT”, vhs photogalerie, Stuttgart, Germany

„AUSSEHNSUCHT”, Goethe Institut, Washington D.C., U.S.

„Das Geheimnis bleibt- Modefotografie von Ute Mahler und Schülern”, Burg Giebichenstein, Halle, Germany


„The Promised City / Glückssucher”, Willy-Brandt-Haus , Berlin, Germany

„The Promised City / Glückssucher”, Centrum 1500 m2, Warsaw, Poland

„The Promised City / Glückssucher”, Piramal Gallery (NCPA), Mumbai, India

„AUSSEHNSUCHT / Born to be wild?”, Musée d'Histoire de la Ville de Luxembourg, Luxemburg


„AUSSEHNSUCHT”, Jüdische Mädchenschule, Berlin, Germany