My photo series "Art of every day live" was awarded as the "Open Photographer of the year" at the MINIMALIST Photography Awards 2023.
From 25.01.-03.03.2024, a photo from this series will be shown at the Hungarian House of Photography in Budapest as part of the exhibition "Less is more"

16.10. 2023

Start Solo Exhibition

On 16.10.2023  my second solo exhibition was opened with a vernissage  in the rooms of the "Amts- und Landgericht" (local and regional court)   Düsseldorf.  80 of my works are shown there until 10.03.2024



Vernissage of the 2022 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition at Willy Brandt Haus in Berlin. One of my shortlisted pictures was shown there

On 9.06.2022  my first solo exhibitionwas opened with a vernissage  in the rooms of the OLG (Higher Regional Court) Düsseldorf.  Seventy of my works are shown there until 2.09.2022.

Vernissage 09.06.2022


Exhibition of the Association for Art and Culture in the Higher Regional Court




On June 9, 2022, the President of the Higher Regional Court, Dr. Werner Richter and the chairman of the association for art and culture at the higher regional court Manfred Schmitz-Berg the exhibition of the artist Klaus Lenzen “The special in the everyday”. “I am very pleased that after a two-year break due to corona, we can now again show exhibitions in the Higher Regional Court for our visitors and interested citizens,” said the President of the Higher Regional Court, Dr. Werner Richter.


The Ratinger photographer Klaus Lenzen (born 1953) has been working intensively on photography since 2011. Shapes and colors in urban space are his favorite subject. Frontal perspective, no disturbing backgrounds and the focus solely on the subject characterize his works. He moves to everyday scenes such as construction sites and parking lots, but also in rural areas in search of abstract representations of wrapped straw bales. He describes them as “everyday works of art”, which sometimes only become apparent at second glance. According to the motto “The good is so close”, all exhibited photos were taken in the region, mainly in Düsseldorf, Duisburg and Ratingen.


Numerous of his pictures have been awarded national and international photo prizes.


for example: Sony World Photography Awards, Open Category Winner 2018 und 2021, Prix de la Photographie Paris 2019 Winner Fine Art; SIENA International Photo Awards Category Winner 2019, Minimalist Photographer of the Year Teheran 2019, IPA Fine Art Photographer of the Year New York 2018.


His work has been exhibited at Somerset House London, Aperture Gallery New York and Willy-Brandt-Haus Berlin.


The exhibition can be viewed until September 2nd from Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Higher Regional Court building, Cecilienallee 3, 40474 Düsseldorf. Admission is free.


Christina Klein Reesink

press officer

Aussstellung /Exhibition

As a semi-finalist of Australia’s leading international annual photography event, Head On Photo Festival,  my photo "I am dreaming of"  is shown in a sreening exhibition at Paddington Reservour Gardens in Sydney

Vernissage of the Sony World Photography Awards 2021 at the Willy-Brandt-Haus Berlin on 28.10.2021

120 images are shown in the exhibition, including my winning image "blue window" and my shortlist photos "heavy metal" and "coking plant"

29.10.2021 - 12.01.2022


My picture "the blue window" will be shown at he "Willy-Brandt-Haus" in Berlin

19.07. -11.08.2019 Silk Road Gallery Tehran

Minimalist Photography Awards Exhibition

17.07. - 10.08.2019 Klompching Gallery Brooklyn

Online showcase as Finalist at the FRESH Annual Summer Exhibition 2019

17.05. -19.05.2019

my picture "Berlin subway" will be shown at the "STREET SANS FRONTIERS" Exhibition in Paris

25.04.- 2.05.2019

This exhibition in New York also shows a "pole vault" photo of me



LensCulture is proud to present Beyond Boundaries, an expansive exhibition of its recent discoveries in contemporary photography. Curated in part by leading editors, curators, thought-leaders and artists, Beyond Boundaries is an inclusive group show that doubles as both a celebration and survey of global image making today. With 102 participating photographers hailing from over 27 countries, this exhibition becomes a visual reflection of the beating hearts and curious minds of LensCulture's vibrant community.
Alexander Sobol / Alexandre de Mortemart / Alison Romanczuk / Alla Sokolova / Amy Friend / Anne-Marie Weber / AnneCharlotte Guinot / Antigone Kourakou / Antonio Pulgarin / Ash Shinya Kawaoto / Balder Olrik / Beth Caron / Brett Leigh Dicks / Camila Berrio / Camillo Pasquarelli / Carol Allen-Storey / Cassio Vasconcellos / Cate Wnek / Damion Berger / Daniel Chatard / Danielle Dean / Dario Calmese / David Pace / David Wadelton / Diana Thorneycroft / Dick Sweeney / Dustin Thierry / Edgar Martins / Emrah Karakoç / Evelyn Bencicova / Feiyi Wen / Fernando Morales Roca / Florian Ruiz / Garrett Grove / Gillmar Villamil / Ingvild Kristine Melby / Jacob Burge / Jacopo Brunello / Jan Ung / Javier Arcenillas / Jayesh Joshi / Jerry Takigawa / Joan Sorolla / Joshua Sariñana / Julia Fullerton-Batten / Juul Kraijer / Karine Roué / Katerina Stratos / Klaus Lenzen / Lebohang Kganye / Luciano Díaz Godoy / Magda Kuca / Marc Ohrem-Leclef / Mariagrazia Beruffi / Marina Black / Matjaz Krivic / Maxine Helfman / Michelle Rogers Pritzl / Mikhail Grebenshchikov / Mitch Dobrowner / Myriam Boulos / Oli Kellett / Oluwasegun Oladele-Ajose / Peggy Washburn / Peter Franck / Rachel Liu / Rebecca Najdowski / Rene Habermacher / Rick Olivier / Roberio Braga / Rodd Owen / Sara Jurado / Seunggu Kim / Sonya Whitefield / Sophie Gabrielle / Stanislava Novgorodtseva / Szymon Barylski / Tabitha Barnard / Tania Franco Klein / Tania Ruda / Tobin Jones / Tonay Roy Sagar / Vanessa Filley / Vikesh Kapoor / Vladimir Zivojinovic / Walter Plotnick / Yorgos Yatromanolakis / Zhou Chengzhou


Every photographer exhibited at Beyond Boundaries has been recognized through LensCulture's annual program of awards. As jury members, the following industry leaders were integral to this process of talent discovery:

Alona Pardo, Barbican Art Gallery
Anne Farrar, National Geographic Traveler
Bruno Ceschel, Self Publish, Be Happy
Catherine Edelman, Edelman Gallery
Corey Keller, SFMOMA
Cristina de Middel, Magnum Photographer
Daphne Palmer, Fraenkel Gallery
Deborah Klochko, Museum of Photographic Arts
Francesca Morosini, GQ Italia & WIRED
Francis Hodgson, Prix Pictet
Hannah Watson, Trolley Books
Ihiro Hayami, T3 Tokyo International Photo Festival
Jennifer Murray, Filter Photo
Jim Casper, LensCulture
Joanna Milter, The New Yorker
Karen McQuaid, The Photographers’ Gallery
Laura Moya, Photolucida
Lucy Conticello, Le Monde's M Magazine
Manila Camarini, D La Repubblica
MaryAnne Golon, The Washington Post
Michael Famighetti, Aperture Magazine
Molly Roberts, National Geographic Magazine
Mutsuko Ota, IMA Magazine
Richard Renaldi, Photographer
Shoair Mavlian, Photoworks
Stephen Mayes, Tim Hetherington Trust
Todd Hido, Artist
Xavier Soule, Agence VU & Galerie VU

28.10.- 02.12.2018  Exhibition "BEYOND THE LENS" Siena

20.10. - 28.10.2018  Exhibition  "The Indenpendent Photographer - Best of the Year 2017/2018" at the CLB-Galerie in Berlin

My photo "blue mountain" was shown in the gallery CLB in Berlin as part of the exhibition "The Independent Photographer - Talents of the Year 2017/18". The picture was the winner of the Landscape award in April 2018
https://independent-photo.com/themes/april-2018/. It shows a look into a coal mining area in the western part of Germany.


Exhibition SONY WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS 2018 from 13.07. - 09.09.2018 in the Willy-Brandt-Haus in Berlin


International Photo Expo - Paris 18.-20.Mai 2018

This international exhibition, curated by Martin Vegas, will be attended by 80 authors from 5 continents who showcase the best of contemporary street and documentary photography. Street Sans Frontières aims to give a wider view of what happens in the streets around us and explores the relationship between humans and their enviroment.

My Picture "Every breath you take" will be shown at this exhibtion



London Somerset House

20.04. - 06.05.2018


my pictures "Every breath you take" and

"wrapped" were shown



Ausstellung meines Bildes "gable wall XIII" in der KLOMPCHING GALERY, New York im Rahmen der LENSCUTURE WINTER PRINT SHOW vom 13. - 23.12.2017


Exhibition of my picture "gabe wall XIII" at the  LENSCUTURE WINTER PRINT SHOW, in the KLOMPCHING GALLERY, NEW YORK City  from December 13 - 23. 2017

Ausstellung meines Bildes "downstairs" in der  "Beyond the Lens Exhibition" in Siena vom 29.10. - 31.12.2017 im Rahmen der Präsentation der ausgezeichneten Fotos des  "Siena International Photo Awards 2017"



Exhibition of my picture "downstairs" from October the 29th to December the 31th  2017 in Siena (Italy) at the photo exhibition "Beyond the Lens". There art  showcase the award-winning photographs and the best pictures of the 2017 Siena International Photo Awards.