Gil Bartz berlin

photography & cinematography

I am a freelance photographer and cinematographer based in Berlin.

I was born in a cold December night in Braunschweig, Northern Germany in 1981. After I finished school in 2002 I started to work for Television as a camera – assistant. In 2007 I decided to quit my job to become a cinematographer.
I studied Cinematography at the University for Film and Televison „Konrad Wolf“ in Potsdam – Babelsberg. In 2012 I graduated with Diploma.

For the next two years I travelled through the Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Russia taking pictures.

In 2013 I bought a tiny cabin in Brandenburg near Poland where I spend most of my free time. Actually I am working on a long term project about the life around my wooden cabin.


2014 Shortlisted for the Ideas Tap Photographic Award 2014
2013 Scholarship from Stiftung Kulturwerk-VG Bild-Kunst
2013 Shortlisted for the Emerging Photographer Fund
2012 Consultant at ANS Televison in Baku | Azerbaijan
2011 Magnum Masterclass under the guidance of Bruce Gilden
2007 - 2012 Cinematography study at the Film and Television University "Konrad Wolf" Potsdam Babelsberg | Diploma 2012
2006 - 2007 Freelance tv cameraman
2004 - 2006 Camera assistant for Cologne News Corporation in Essen
1981 Born in Braunschweig, Germany