Claudia Wiens is a German photographer, author and artist, now based in Sevilla. She spent 10 years in Egypt and seven in Turkey; the main focus of her work remains in the MENA region. Her expertise and knowledge, from over 25 years of working in the region and her fluency in Egyptian Arabic, has allowed her to develop a style of rare intimacy and insight of Middle Eastern culture that has grown into a signature of her work. She contributes regularly to international publications and works for NGOs. She is the author of three photography books. Her latest, Schuhgroesse 37, tells the story about women’s football in Palestine, Egypt, Turkey and Berlin and was supported from several institutions and grants and was shown in more than 10 solo exhibitions around the world.