Sven John studied German Literature, Journalism and Onomastics at the University of Leipzig before starting his studies in photography in the class of Prof. Timm Rautert at the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig in 1998, where he finished his Meisterschueler in 2006. In the past years, Sven Johne has been shown in numerous national and international exhibitions, e.g. De Appel Foundation, Witte de With, Kalmar Konstmuseum, MUDAM Luxemburgo. Camera Austria (s) and Lipsius Kunsthalle Dresden. He has also been awarded several scholarships and stipends, e.g. DAAD, Alfred Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Stiftung, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, ISCO New York and the incentive prize of the Guenther-Peill-Foundation. In addition, he has also published six monographs since 2005, the last being “Where the sky is darkest, the stars are brightest,’ published by Camera Austria in 2013.