Claudius Schulze (born 1984) is a German artist and researcher. He is known for his large format landscape photography of social and political topics.
Claudius Schulze initially studied mechanical engineering and then Political and Islamic studies in Hamburg. He holds a master degree in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from Sabanci University, Istanbul and graduated with distincton from the MA program “Photojournalism and Documentary photography” at the London College of Communication, University of the Arts London. While studying photography, he regularly contributed to various magazines e.g. Der Spiegel, Stern, and GEO.
He is currently pursueing a PhD on AI and artistic research at the University of the Arts London. Claudius Schulze is a regular university lecturer e.g. at Leuphana University Lüneburg, National Institute of Design, India, or University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hannover.
In his first monograph “Socotra” (2011), Schulze takes on the character of the conqueror to explore a remote island. The work criticizes the dealing with the colonial heritage in cultural and particularly literary history.
His second photo book “State of Nature” documents the extent of climate change and natural disaster protection measures in the European landscape.