Tom Hegen is a German photographer whose focus is on aerial photography projects documenting the traces we leave on the earth’s surface. He provides an overview of places where we extract, refine and consume resources. Ultimately, he delivers insights into the complex relationship between human and their environment. Often choosing to document abstract perspectives, he reads landscapes based on their significance within the global human impact on planet earth.
He has held solo exhibitions and group shows worldwide, including Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, Belgium, South Korea and China. His work received some of the most prestigious creative awards amongst the Red Dot Design Award, the International Photography Award, the Leica Oscar Barnack Award or the German Design Award. In 2018 he published his first illustrated book HABITAT, and in 2020 his second book AIRPORTS was published by Hatje Cantz.