Thomas Ming-Hui Stanka, born in 1995 in Darmstadt, Germany, is a Berlin based experimental photographer. Thomas is studying philosophy and art history at FU Berlin.
„Diving into analog photography as an autodidact is a balance between learning the craft and trying not to get submerged by the overglorification of the analog.“ Picking up film photography in spring 2015, he soon started experimenting outside the traditional frame work of film photography. The combination of pratical and academic work nurtures the development of theoretical based experimental photography. Sources of insperation are Hans Bellmer, Gottfried Jäger, Vilem Flusser, Annegret Soltau and Amin El Dib.
Exhibitions and Publications
February 2020: FK Kollektiv group exhibition „Everything home is far away“
January 2020: publication in #22 findrangers photo mag
August 2019: photo reportage on Eisenhüttenstadt for ze.tt magazine
Juni 2019: Revela-T Artist Residency + group exhibition 2020
May 2019: analogueNOW!Photo Weekend 2019 group exhibition
October 2017: analogueNOW! Photoweekend 2017 show and tell
February 2017: first publication in Findrangers #13 (later also in #15 and #18)
March to April and September 2016: Internship at Offizin Darmstadt; darkroom printing and largeformat photography
April 2015: starting with film photography
October 2014: starting Bachelor of Arts at Freie Universität Berlin; Philosophy and Art History