Donata Wenders studied Film and Theatre in Berlin and Stuttgart and was working for various film productions as a camera assistant and shooting films as a cinematographer for several years. Than she decided to concentrate on the photographic image and has been working as a photographer since 1995. Over the years she expanded her photography from the movie set to a body of her own approach. In 2006, Prestel published her book „Islands of Silence“, presenting a wide selection of her work. Donata Wenders has also published several books together with her husband Wim Wenders: „PINA–The Film and the Dancers“, „Don’t Come Knocking“, „The Buena Vista Social Club“, „The Heart is a Sleeping Beauty“, „Beyond the Clouds/ My Time with Antonioni“. Her photographs have been published internationally in The New York Times, Vogue, Deutsch, Marie Claire, The Rolling Stone, Kult, Esquire, Pen, Premiere, Shots Magazine, Casa Brutus, Faves and Egoïste among others and illustrated CD covers for Bono, Jon Hassell, Sam Phillips, BAP, ZweiRaumWohnung and Die Toten Hosen. Since 2007, Donata Wenders also regularly runs photography workshops. She lives and works together with her husband in Berlin.