Tanja Herko

Photographer in China
“The highest form of happiness is a life with some degree of madness.”
Erasmus from Rotterdam

Tanja Herko

Tanja Herko was born in Berlin 1980. She graduated in 2011 with a degree in “Translations for the languages Chinese and Turkish” at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University in Bonn.

She then worked in Germany as freelance photographer, translator and journalist for some of the local News Papers.

In 2018 she went back to Shanghai. There she independently made her first photo reportage, which was published in 2019 in the german travel magazine “Abenteuer und Reisen”. https://light-travelers.com/abenteuer-und-reisen/

A short time later she found a permanent job as an editor, photographer and translator at the well known News Agency “People`s Daily Online” in Beijing. http://german.people.com.cn/n3/2019/0718/c209048-9598227.html http://german.people.com.cn/n3/2019/1115/c209048-9632678.htmlhttp://german.people.com.cn/n3/2019/0808/c209048-9604468.html http://german.people.com.cn/n3/2019/0514/c414966-9577910.html http://german.people.com.cn/209146/415194/415747/index.html

During this time she was also hired by BBC StoryWorks for a two week photo reportage in Xi`an, Shaanxi Province. http://www.bbc.com/storyworks/travel/sights-of-shaanxi/shaanxi-is-where-the-past-and-present-meet

http://www.bbc.com/storyworks/travel/sights-of-shaanxi/discover-buzzing-shaanxi

From 2020 to 2022 she lived again in Shanghai. There she worked as a freelance writer, photographer, videographer and video editor.

She has been living in Germany again since February 2022.

©Tanja Herko; Please note the following: all images on this website are mine and are subject to copyright. Image theft is a criminal offense and can be very expensive.


Note: Especially in times like these, we must finally realize that prejudices against other cultures have a destructive effect on our society. We all have a responsibility to ensure that we can continue to live peacefully together on this planet in the future. Xenophobia and prejudice should not find a place in any society.