Victoria Tomaschko was born in Rostock in 1978. After training as a carpenter, she studied visual communication with an emphasis on photography at the Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft in Berlin. In 2013 she completed her MA in Art in Context at the UDK. Her final project, mothers consisted of a series of portraits of female inmates and their children. Victoria Tomaschko’s work predominantly tackles societal and social issues, seeking to use aesthetic perspectives to engage differently with these issues.