About Schmoo

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Schmoo Theune is a photographer and writer born in the USA. She began a career in medicine and biotechnology before discovering her purpose of documenting human stories through photography. Over the years she has committed her free time 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 The San Francisco Chronicle, Lightroom Magazine, Roads & Kingdoms, and AirBnB.com have featured her work. In 2016 she dedicated herself to pursuing documentary storytelling full-time and now lives in Berlin, Germany where she is cofounder of humanitarian storytelling studio Caryzma Media, and founding member of GWS, Berlin's creative collective for female photographers.

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

2015  Hoodline: "Getting to Know Haight Street Kids"

2016  The San Francisco Chronicle, History Days

2016  AirBnB Guidebooks: San Francisco

2016  Momenta Workshops - Instagram feature

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