Nominations and Awards: 

 

2020 Critical Mass (Photolucida) Top 50 Photographer, USA

 

2020 Silver & Bronze Winner, Honorable Mention Prix de la Photographie Paris (Px3), France

 

2020 Winner (single) Portrait of Humanity BJP/ 1854, UK

 

2020 Shortlist Wellcome Photography Prize, UK

 

2020 Finalist All About Photo Awards - The Mind’s Eye, USA

 

2020 Honorable Mention Moscow International Photo Awards: Editorial-Photo Essay, Russia

 

2020 Semi-finalist Head On Portrait Award, Australia

 

2020 Nominee Fine Art Photography Awards: People (Amateur), USA 

 

2020 Finalist Portraits - Hellerau Photography Award, Germany

 

2019 "Remarkable Artwork" (storyboard) Siena International Photo Awards, Italy

 

2019 Shortlist Out from the Mist/Photographic Representations of Mental Health, Australia

 

2019 Nominee Felix Schoeller Photo Award: (Best Work by an Emerging Photographer Category), Germany  

 

2019 Finalist Hahnemühle’s International Student Photo Competition, Germany  

 

2019 Bronze Moscow International Photo Awards: Editorial-Photo Essay, Russia

 

2019 Finalist Portraits - Hellerau Photography Award, Germany

 

2018 Silver Winner (Portfolio-Personal), Tokyo International Foto Awards, Japan

 

2018 Finalist VGH-Fotopreis, Hannover, Germany

 

2018 Finalist: Student Award of the Festival of Ethical Photography (World Report Award), Italy 

 

2018 Honorable Mentions: IPA International Photography Award (Deeper Perspective) & Tokyo International Foto Award (Essay)

 

2018 Honorable Mention: Monovisions Photography Awards, USA 

 

2018 Finalist Portraits - Hellerau Photography Award, Germany

 

 

Group-Exhibitions & Talks: 

 

2021 Barcelona, Spain (upcoming)

 

2020 Indian Photo Festival, Hyderabad, India (upcoming)

 

2020 Capa Contemporary Photography Center, Budapest, Hungary

 

2020 Technisches Museum Dresden, Germany

 

2019/20 Museumsquartier Osnabrück, Germany

 

2019 ABC Building Brisbane, Australia

 

2019 Pumpenhaus Dresden, Germany

 

2019 Talk at World Press Photo Exhibition 2018, Oldenburg, Germany

  

2019 GAF Galerie für Fotografie, Hanover, Germany

 

2018 Festspielhaus Hellerau/Dresden, Germany

 

2014 Kunsthalle Bremen, Germany

 

 

Articles/Features:

 

The Simple Press, In Conversation With: Mirja Maria Thiel, 2020

 

British Journal of Photography, Anouncing the Winners of Portrait of Humanity 2020

 

faz/net/aktuell/wissen: Wellcome Photography Prize: Unsichtbares Leid in starken Bildern von Sonja Kastilan

 

@guardian feature from shortlist @wellcomephotoprize 2020

 

Lensculture Portrait Awards 2020 Competition Gallery

 

@guardian feature from shortlist @portrait_of_humanity 2020

 

Lenscratch Fine Art Photography Daily: The 2020 Self-Quarantining Exhibition 

 

feature shoot - weekly newsletter/reader submissions spotlight and @featureshoot (February 2020)

 

©donttakepictures: Photo of the Day, 13th January 2020  

 

Lenscratch Fine Art Photography Daily: The Your Favorite Photograph of 2019 Exhibition

 

Fine Art Printer e-magazine 01/2020: Special: Finalists Hahnemühle Student Photo Competition 

 

Lenscratch Fine Art Photography Daily: The 2019 Family Exhibition

 

PH Museum, February/April 2019 (Educational program)

 

Published:

 

Portrait of Humanity, Vol 2. London: Hoxton Mini Press, 2020

 

AAP Magazine "Special Edition All About Photo Awards 2020"

 

Portraits Catalogue - Hellerau Photography Award 2020 

 

Portraits Catalogue - Hellerau Photography Award 2019

 

PhotoNews, Portfolio, 02/2019

 

Portraits Catalogue - Hellerau Photography Award 2018

 

Weserkurier Bremen, photo-reportages, 2017/18