Gil Bartz » magazines
spotlight magazine Dec 2019 travel & documentary photography
Gil Bartz, born in Northern Germany, is a freelance photographer and cinematographer based in Berlin. After completing his studies in 2002, he started working in the television industry as a camera–assistant. In 2007 he quit his job to become a cinematographer.
He studied Cinematography at the University for Film and Television “Konrad Wolf” in Potsdam – Babelsberg, and graduated in 2012. He has been working as a freelance photographer since 2015.
For the last two years, he has been travelling through the Ukraine, Azerbaijan, and Russia working on personal photo projects.
"This portfolio represents my personal work, it’s about the people I’ve met on my travels by chance. When I started my trip I never thought about what I would like to capture. I just let it happen. Drifting like this, I felt lucky about every coincidence and new experience. When I first started my travels, I shot in black and white film, carrying around countless film rolls. Since then, I have switched to a digital camera taking pictures mainly in colour. The fact that it’s taken six years to get where I am now and the fact that I have seen so little does not matter to me. Things take time."
spotlight magazine Nov 2019 awards winners 2019
Title: We won't die sleeping
"A nomadic family in a pickup truck at Khovsgol Lake in Northern Mongolia. They make a living by selling chunks of ice to nomads with no water nearby. Every day they come to the lake to chop ice out of the frozen lake and bring it to the countryside."