Jutta Benzenberg , currently living between Munich and Tirana. Jutta Benzenberg studied photography at the “Staatliche Fachakademie für Fotodesign” München (DE) and worked afterwards as a photographer for different magazines and theatres. Additionally, she worked with some TV-stations as a cameraman (women) as well. In 1991 she travelled for the first time with her husband, the Albanian writer Ardian Klosi(*1957- †2012) through Albania to shoot photographies of those upset times, to capture Albanian portraits and landscapes.
After several Albania-journeys Jutta Benzenberg and Ardian Klosi published 3 books. Albanischen Überleben 1993 ( Edition Fotohof Salzburg); Sombre Beauty 2001 ( Bukuri e rëndë); Ahead with the past 2011 (Edition Fotohof Salzburg).
Since then Jutta had many exhibitions on Albanian themes in different cities of Germany, France, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Albania, Kosovo, Rumania, Greece, Montenegro, Serbia, and in USA, (Washington DC)Latin America. Since 2018 she is a member of the Agency Focus in Germany. She is represented by Fotohof in Salzburg.
Jutta Benzenberg succeeds in depicting people in all their individuality and idiosyncrasy while capturing their attendance as participants at large, emotionally charged events.
Since the early 1990’s the photographer has been travelling to Albania, a country that still has something mythical about it for the rest of Europe.
No other (female) photographer has been able to delve as deeply into the culture and politics, the mentality, and the way of life of the people in this country.