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“Max Slobodda (b. 1987) is a long-term photography student, working and living in Dortmund, Germany.  Even though his roots are in the streetphotography, his main focus today is in portrait and editorial photography.”

clients / publications:
Der Freitag
Business Manager
Harvard Business Manager
Spiegel Wissen
Uni Spiegel
Die Zeit
Zeit Online
Zeit Germany
Focus Magazin
Arte Magazin
Mint Magazin
Tagesspiegel am Sonntag
11 Freunde
Enorm Magazin
Rheinwerk Verlag
PHASE Magazine

The Guardian
Courrier International
NRC Handelsblatt

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based in Germany, dortmund & cologne
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“Man expects a logical explanation for everything he sees in this world. If there’s not an immediate explanation, he is forced to grapple with perception, question his beliefs, and form his own conclusion about what he has perceived. It is extremely difficult for man to  accept the idea that there are still unanswered questions in this world. In this day and age, is it even possible to accept an unknown as truth? To view the previously unimaginable as fact?

In “Stranger Things” my goal is to let the incomprehensible remain that way. My aim is simply to let the viewer engage with the images without any guidelines or preconceived explanations, letting their imagination run wild. My hope is that they will form their own answers about these photos, or, ideally, engage with the work emotionally and let the unknown remain unknown.”









by Nikita Teryoshin & Max Slobodda

“Road to Galia” is a photo series about anti-coal activists at the “Hambacher Forst”, wich is a prime ecosystem between Cologne and Aachen, Germany. It has grown there over a thousand years and is supposed to have completely disappeared in a few years, to make way for the largest brown-coal pile building in Central Europe. For many years, people have been fighting against this profit-driven destruction of the area and the forest has been occupied by activists for five years, in order to prevent further uprooting.”


In 2018 i’ve visited Tbilisi, Georgia for the first time. Without understanding one word of the language, i’ve explored the first days the largest mountain of the city, which was close to my accommodation. Everyone who passed me there i greeted with “madloba” because I had heard this word more often and somehow assumed that it would mean hello. So I wandered around and photographed the fauna of the mountain, with the city in the background. And to everyone who passed me I said “madloba”.
Today i know that “madloba” means thanks.