Profilbild von Arina Dähnick BFF Professional

Arina Dähnick

Arina Dähnick

Grunewaldstr. 27

10823 Berlin


Curriculum vitae Arina Dähnick
– As a photographer in fine arts and architecture, I live and work in Berlin. Growing up in a creative family, I came into contact with art and photography at an early age. I had my first professional photo exhibition at the age of 17. After my experiences in the Argentur ‚Transglobe‘ in Hamburg 1986 I decided that I did not want to live from art. It should only be a longer break…

– The presentation of my resumed work as a photographer in 2014 on the Leica Camera Blog was followed by numerous exhibitions and publications in newspapers and magazines, e.g. Book of the Month LFI International May 2020 and portfolio presentation ‚The Plan Journal‘ August 2020. With my work series Perfect Life, Contemporary Architecture Barcelona and The MIES-Project I have a total of 14 solo exhibitions from 2015 to 2020, e.g. in Berlin – Atelier André Kirchner; Salzburg – Leica Gallery; Chicago – Leica Gallery; Chicago – Bauhaus 100 Goethe Institute; Chicago – Farnsworth House; Chicago – for the Architectural Biennale in the S.R.Crown Hall; Brno/Czech Republic – Villa Tugendhat. There a film was made about my work, and the Wttw Chicago station also presented me.

– In November 2019 I received the silver medal in the ‚German Photo Book Award‘ in the ‚conceptual – artistic‘ section for my book ‚Architectural Portraits. The MIES Project` published by Edition Cantz, DCV

– My pictorial themes have to do with urbanity, reflection and spatial experience, the contrasts of inside and outside. With the camera I want to capture the essence of architecture. With colors and lines, sharpness and blur, I create an emotional and sensual experience of space. Interlocking image levels initiate a multi-layered play with reality and perception between external reality and imagination. Michelangelo Sabatino, the dean of IIT Architecture Chicago, who wrote the essay in the book ‚The MIES Project‘, has called my way of seeing and photographing architecture ‚architectural portraits‘ – in this I find myself …


„Arina Dähnick brings a new eye to the familiar Mies work juxtaposing the architecture with reflectionsin the glass and the play of light. When you look at her work you realize that she posses a high degree of technical ability, and in addition she enriches the experience of the viewer by the her emotional feeling expressed in her photographs.” – Dirk Lohan, Chicago 2018

„Arina is an inspired photographer who brings new meaning to the buildings she captures with her Leica rangefinder camera. Her `The MIES Project`(Edition Cantz) is a must have catalog.“ – Michelangelo Sabatino, PhD Architecture+Art+Design+Landscape+Preservation, Chicago 2018

„Arina Dähnick possesses a passion for observing the world in a unique and inspiring way through her interpretive photography. Her skill at capturing perspectives that others might pass by unnoticed has created a collection of work that goes beyond simple architectural photography. Arina has perfected the capture of reflection and transparency simultaneously, offering the viewer a new visual interpretation of her subject. I see the world of architecture differently through her eye (and lens)“ – Robert Theel, FAIA Chief Architect – Great Lakes Region (GSA), Chicago 2019

„Arina’s photographs inspire contemplation and evoke a sense of calm. They far exceed documentary expectations by capturing moments and views not typically recorded. The way she blends architecture and nature in one quiet shot, either through reflection or shadow, gives her work an unparalleled spiritual quality.“ – Sarah Welcome, Content & Curatorial Assistant at Farnsworth House, a National Trust for Historic Preservation Historic Site, 2020

„Arinas creativity, unique perspective and experience makes here work and especially the photography element super inspiring. The amazing conversations with Arina and her work brought my personal image capture capabilities to the next level (and I got a great advise for my next top-quality digital camera, … !). Arina is recognized as an international icon, very famous regarding the MIES Projekt and modern, urban architectural Photography. I personal admire here clear, clean, classy, and structured approach and will attempt to enhance my personal photography skills with the learnings I got from her. During here time here in our Headquarter, Ariana provided very important feedback to our product management team about what a photographer like here expects from a quality perspective and future products. We’ll continue to push for maximum excellence and innovation and are looking forward continuing our joint journey of excellence. Pleasure working with you and please continue to inspire us with your fantastic work! All the best.“ – Jan Wölfle – CEO Hahnemühle Group, 2020

„Arina is a big mind that I have met while collaborating in The Mies Project in the Barcelona Pavilion. She has discovered deeper insights and details in the work of Mies van der Rohe worldwide and cristalised them through her art as a photographer. Her quality is complemented by her amability, continuous smile, joyfulness and mastery of storytelling.“ – Ivan Blasi Coordinator at European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award, Barcelona 2021


Deutscher Fotobuchpreis 19 I 20 in der Kategorie Konzeptionell-Künstlerisch in Silber für Architectural Portraits. The MIES Project

Newsboard verbergen

Right now – 2021 – we are working on the exhibitions of `The MIES Project´ at the Barcelona Pavillon and the CaixaForum in Barcelona and at the Guardini Gallery in Berlin

The exhibition at House Tugendhat will be repeated in 2021

Feel invited to see my recently conducted interview with Hahnemühle Imaging about my next projects Living with MIES and Exploring ZAHA Hadid


Architecture Art Project Industrial Interior
Impressum des Profils

Arina Dähnick

Grunewaldstrasse 27; 10823 Berlin

Tel: +49 17634917165


USt-Id-Nr. / Steuernummer: 18/399/00013