Stephan Hederich

Born March 1965 in Leverkusen, Germany

Immigrated in 2001 to Nova Scotia, Canada

Professional Qualifications and Artistic Achievements

2015 – present

Memory Stones, photographs of Cuban street art and monuments.


Cuba. ‘A journey without agenda’. 4 weeks/one camera and one lens. A photo book from this is in publication (Blurb: December 2013)


participation in the group show “One, two, and maybe one or two more”: local photography by myself  and two other photographers from away” with 10 portraits of family farmers from Tatamagouche in 2009

Production Grant from Arts Nova Scotia to complete the series of ‘The Vanishing Breed’ in 2010.

Presentation Grant from Arts Nova Scotia to present the work in 2011.

Participant in the workshop hosted by the Scotia Bank Contact Photo Festival and prestigious photo agency Magnum, Toronto in 2010

Since 2007

Photographic and text portraits of artisans at work in traditional trades, such as gold-leafing, flute-making, maple syrup production, NS fishery and family farming


Thailand: a photographic documentation of the Canadian youth delegation to the 3rd ‘Gross National Happiness Conference’ in Nong Khai and Bangkok, GPI Youth/Halifax, NS 

Since 2000

Founded and still operating “Green Dragon Organic Farm and B&B” in Tatamagouche, NS, Canada


Photographic documentation of a touring multi-cultural theatre  group‚ ’Instant Acts’ by Interkunst e.V. Berlin, Germany



a photographic diary of a journey

USA, Arizona/ Germany, NRW und Brandenburg:

a photographic documentary of the social impacts of surface mining in Garzweiler and Cottbus/Germany and Northern Arizona /USA (Navajo reservation). This documentary was conducted in cooperation with ‘INFOE Cologne’  (Institute for Ecology and Applied Anthropology) funded by ‘Ökofond NRW’ (Ecofund Foundation)

1991 – 2000

Worked as a freelance photographer for several large German companies in the fields of architecture, industry, and culture

1989 -1991

Studied photography at the College for Photography, Fashion and Design ‘Lette-Verein’ in Berlin/Germany

Graduated with a diploma in photography as well as a ‘Gesellenbrief der Handwerkskammer Berlin’ (a national certificate of apprenticeship issued by the Chamber of Crafts for the successful accomplishment of their professional qualification)


‘Civilian Service’ in Cologne, Order of St. John