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patrik budenz, born in 1971, studied information systems in bamberg and photography at the neue schule für fotografie in berlin.
since 2009 he is working as a freelance photographer.

his series „post mortem”, won the new york photo award 2009 and was finalist in the competitions of the kassel fotobuchfestival 2009 and the stuttgart photo summer 2010.

in 2011 he was appointed to the deutsche fotografische akademie.

patrik has published two books: „quaestiones medico-legales – hinter den kulissen der rechtsmedizin” (2011) and „post mortem” (2013, 2015/2nd edition).

his photos have been featured in magazines and websites like spiegel online, süddeutsche zeitung, frankfurter allgemeine sonntagszeitung, zeit wissen, stern crime, stern.de, planetopia/sat1, feature shoot, intro, yvi magazine, nitro and others.

he lives in berlin/germany and works everywhere.