Yana Wernicke (*1990) is a German photographer currently based in a small town close to Frankfurt am Main. Her work often revolves around the photographic depiction of animals and humankind’s relationship to nature and other beings.

In collaboration with the photographer Jonas Feige, she worked on the project Zenker, which addresses the history of German colonialism in Cameroon. A book of the project was published by Edition Patrick Frey in 2021.

Her most recent work is a portrait of two young women who have established profound relationships with animals and an exploration of the ideas of species loneliness and interspecies relationships. The project was published as a photobook in the spring of 2023 by Loose Joints.

Prints of the work Companions are available through the Ensemble website.