About Schmoo

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Schmoo Theune is a freelance documentary photographer from the USA. She studied biotechnology before discovering her purpose of documenting human stories. Over the years she has committed herself to becoming a community storyteller, partnering with local and national non-profit organisations and supporting their missions of cultural preservation and education. Since 2004, various galleries, websites, and publications such as BBC NewsThe San Francisco Chronicle, and Roads & Kingdoms have featured her work. In 2016 she dedicated herself to pursuing documentary storytelling full-time and now lives in Berlin, Germany where she drives humanitarian storytelling studio Caryzma Media, and is a founding member of GWS, Berlin's creative collective for female photographers.


Selected Exhibitions & Publications

2006  Capitol Arts Network juried exhibition, Washington DC, honorable mention

2007  Exhibition and benefit, Lo Fi Social, Baltimore

2013  Lightroom Magazine #6: Featured photographer

2015  Hoodline: "Getting to Know Haight Street Kids"

2016  The San Francisco Chronicle, History Days

2016  AirBnB Guidebooks: San Francisco

2016  Borrowlenses feature: "Street Photography for the Shy"

2016  Chai Khana, "Upstarts & Startups: Visions of Georgia's Future"

2017  Resource Travel: "High Priestess in Bali"

2017  Roads & Kingdoms: "The High Priestess Will See You Now"

2017   Group exhibition "Shadows," Prachtwerk, Berlin

2018   BBC News: "The 150-Year Old Story of Sri Lankan Tea-Making"

2018   48H Neukölln, Berlin 

2019   C7 Galerie, Mannheim