Petra Göllnitz | Photo Editor, Stern
Petra Göllnitz is a photo editor, photography consultant, educator and facilitator with decades of experience in the industry. Until recently she was photo editor at the renowned German weekly STERN where for over two decades she handled photographic commissions and picture research for various desks, above all STERN’s multi-award-winning photography section Picture of the Week. She has been a portfolio reviewer at various photo festivals and competitions, including Visa pour L’Image Perpignan and Lumix Hannover, and sat on a number of juries, most recently for Swiss Photo Award in Zurich, Food Photo Festival Vejle, Denmark, and the German Press Agency’s Picture of the Year Award. As a guest lecturer on photography in Hamburg, Dortmund and Berlin she particularly enjoys discovering and supporting new talent in the industry. A special area of Petra’s interest is the increasing fluidity between different media, with a specific focus on the interaction between photography and film. She has experience in curating photography exhibitions and editing photography catalogues. Petra holds a degree in cultural sciences.