Elisabeth Scheder-Bieschin was born in Hamburg, Germany, where she studied Visual Communication at the University of Fine Arts. This led to a career in commercial photography and editorial assignments for many European publications.

She has lived in London since 1997, and began experimenting with early forms of photography in 2013. In 2021 she completed an MA in the History of Photography at Birkbeck College, London.

Scheder-Bieschin’s striking images were first shown at Paul Smith in London; then in New York, San Francisco and Hamburg. Her work has also been included in exhibitions at London’s National Portrait Gallery and Royal Academy of Arts.

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  • Art magazine
  • Die Brigitte magazine
  • Crafts magazine
  • Deutsches Historisches Museum
  • Eye magazine
  • Exberliner magazine
  • Frankfurter Allegemeine Zeitung
  • The Guardian
  • The Independent
  • Leo Baeck Institute, London
  • Red magazine
  • Sight and Sound magazine
  • Süddeutsche Zeitung
  • Die Tageszeitung
  • Tate magazine
  • Die Zeit

Press and exhibitions

  • Elisabeth Scheder-Bieschin: Cyanotypes, Paul Smith, London and Hamburg, 2022-23.
  • 209 Women, Portcullis House, Westminster, London, 2019.
  • Elisabeth Scheder-Bieschin: Cyanotypes, Paul Smith, New York and San Francisco, 2017-18.
  • Art on A4, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2017.
  • Elisabeth Scheder-Bieschin: Cyanotypes, Paul Smith, London, 2015.
  • Elisabeth Scheder-Bieschin: Cyanotypes, 43 Inverness Street, London, 2015.
  • John Kobal Photographic Portrait Award, 1997. National Portrait Gallery, London. [Ellen Auerbach portrait]


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Paul Smith, Notting Hill, London. 2023

Paul Smith, Albermarle Street, London. 2018

Installation view, 43 Inverness Street, London, 2015

Exhibition installation view, 43 Inverness Street, London. 2015

Artist’s Studio, Chelsea, London. Photo courtesy Studio Mackereth / Catherine Gratwicke Photography