Schmoo Theune is an American photographer dedicated to the observation of cultures around the world. After earning a Masters of Science in Biotechnology, she discovered a fascination for documenting the details that differentiate human lives across countries, between cities, and within neighborhoods.
An avid community activist, she firmly believes in the power of visual storytelling for achieving greater understanding between people.
She is currently based in Berlin, Germany.
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An ongoing series about entrepreneurship in various cities around the world. In particular, how the entrepreneurial spirit manifests challenging environments, such as in cultures defined by traditional, ancient practices and those that resist change.
About 'Grey Area'
At 74, my father sustained a head injury that rendered him blind. This project aims to document the struggle of adapting to severe disability late in life, the issue of vulnerability, and to illuminate the path to accepting help in a deeply traditional Korean culture.
About 'Street Kids'
San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury neighborhood has strong roots in rebellion, art, and love. Its location and history have caused it to become one of the key stops for nomadic homeless youth. Creative, complex, but mistrustful, this project looks into their lifestyle.
Selected Exhibitions & Publications
2005 Gothic Beauty Magazine #17: House of Vamp feature
2006 Capitol Arts Network juried exhibition, Washington DC, honorable mention
2007 Exhibition and benefit, Lo Fi Social, Baltimore
2013 Lightroom Magazine #6: Featured photographer
2016 Momenta Workshops - Instagram feature