Tom Jacobi


  • -   SR Contemporary Art, Berlin, April- May 2019
-    Petra Gut Contemporary, Zurich, August - October 2018

-    Zingst Fotofestival, Zingst, May – September 2018

-    East Hotel, Hamburg, April – September 2018

-    Ostlicht Gallery for Photography, Vienna, March 2018 – May 2018

-    Rosier Gallery, Berkeley , October 2016 – January 2017

-    Zingst Fotofestival, Zingst, August – September 2016

-    Camera Work Contemporary, Berlin, January – April 2016

-    Monastery Arnsberg, March 2009

-    Studio 202, Brussels, October 2005

-    Lloyd Hotel, Amsterdam, October 2005

-    Telekom Headquarter, Bonn, June 2004

-    Spazio Strato, Milano, May 2004

-    Bertelsmann Capital Headquarter, Berlin, April 2004

-    Castle Heidelberg, July 2002

-    Museum for Art & Crafts, Hamburg, December 2002


-    "Beyond The Air We Breath", Art & Culture Center, Bangkok, June - September 2018

-    Werkhallen, Remagen, June - December 2017

-    "C40 Mayors Summit 2016", Mexico City, November 2016 – February 2017

-    "Photoscapes", Munich, November – December 2016

-    „Latest Finds“, CWC Gallery, Berlin, September – November 2016

Tom Jacobi, born 1956 in Bonn (Germany), started photographing when he was fifteen years old. After a short escapade into studying law, he joined the renowned photo agency Sven Simonin 1976, at the age of twenty. His main focus laid on taking portraits of leading German politicians, Willy Brandt, Ludwig Erhard, Helmut Schmidt, and Helmut Kohl being among them.

The following year was the starting point of his long career at Stern, for which Jacobi worked first as a photographer until 1986. In total, he created 29 covers for the magazine and won several awards for his influential work, amongst others from the Art Directors Club.

During the following 14 years, Tom Jacobi worked as a freelance photographer. He realized advertising and fashion campaigns and photographed for such magazines as New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Vogue, and Amica. In the year 2000, he returned to Sternas Art Director and member of the editorial board.

In the same year, his exhibition Where God Resides was presented internationally and the accompanying coffee table book quickly became a bestseller. In 2005 Jacobi founded the magazine View, for which he worked until 2008 as editor-in-chief. Since then Tom Jacobi has been pursuing his artistic career. He lives and works in Hamburg.

In 2014 he started working on his trilogy Awakening, which is composed of three parts: Grey Matter(s), Into the Light and The Light Within.

Represented by SR Contemporary Art from January 2019