Hi, I’m Uta, a social documentary photographer based in Bremen, Germany. In my work, I love to explore the lived-in-world, our houses and homes, people, animals, and the material world of objects and things. My passion is the everyday life, its imperfections, and the beauty of the ordinary.


Uta Beyer


Ever since finishing my studies in Sociology and Political Economics, I have lived in and around the Middle East, working for international organisations for nearly two decades. It was during this time that I also developed my passion for documentary photography.
Combining my sociological training with a professional degree in photography, I became particularly interested in the private, domestic spaces in different cultures, their collections of artifacts and things, as well as in human relationships with animals.
The domestic: For me, the concept of the home is always multi-layered – much more than just a shelter – a composition of an idea, experiences, and the longing for a place we will maybe never find.


Following my MA in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography, my photographs have been exhibited in galleries, museums, and artists’ talks internationally. I have published two monographs – Korpus 18 and Heimlich – featuring the housing situations of various social groups in Tbilisi, Georgia.
After many years abroad, I recently moved back to my home town Bremen, Germany. From here I keep photographing, traveling, and exploring people and their places.

If you like the work you see here, please feel free to contact me for projects: uta@utabeyer.com


University of Cologne, Germany
Nelson Mandela University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
(MA Sociology and Political Economics)
University of the Arts London,
London College of Communication, England
(MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography)

Solo Exhibitions

Korpus 18,
Absurdaina Club, Katowice,
A House in Tbilisi,
Museum of European Cultures, Berlin,
06/2015 – 03/2016.
Korpus 18,
Poets’ House, Tbilisi,
The Artist Is Present at Nata, Tbilisi,
Ethylene Blossom,
Café 77, Tbilisi,


Korpus 18, Siesta Publishing,
Tbilisi, 2014.
Heimlich, Self published,
Tbilisi, 2014.

Group Exhibitions

Plastic Love,
Villa Sponte Bremen,
Forest Fever,
Galerie am Schwarzen Meer, Bremen,
Show Me Those Blurred Places,
Latvian Museum of Photography, Riga,
Beyond Places And Times,
Photo Ireland Festival, Dublin,
National Scientific Library, Tbilisi,
AusZeiten & Räumen,
Aff Gallery, Berlin,
Never Seeing Nothing,
Nursery Gallery, London,

Upcoming exhibition
3-30 December 2023
Villa Sponte
Bremen, Germany

Installation Views

Museum of European Cultures
Solo Exhibition “KORPUS 18”
Berlin, Germany, 2015