Katharina Behling was born in a little village near Berlin, in East Germany. She studied photography at the Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig where she finished her studies with a Master of Arts degree in 1999 and in South Africa at the Rhodes University Grahamstown. Since then, she works as a freelance photographer. Besides her personal work, she realized fashion editorials, book covers, billboards, commercial campaigns. Together with her family she is living in Berlin and working on her first book.