Born (1989) into an artistic family in the Black Forest, Germany, Alma Haser is now based in London and the East coast. Specialising in carefully constructed portraiture influenced by her creativity and background in fine art, Alma creates striking work that catches the eye and captivates the mind.

Expanding the dimensions of traditional portrait photography, Alma takes her photographs further, using inventive paper-folding techniques to create layers of intrigue around her subjects, manipulating their portraits into futuristic flattened-paper sculptures. Her paper-craft skills have also led her to move into creating delicate models of small animals.

Shortlisted for the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize at the National Portrait Gallery in 2012 for her piece 'The Ventriloquist', a portrait of two childhood friends, Alma has gone on to win third place at the 2012 Foto8 Summer Show and then the Magenta Foundation's Bright Spark Award in 2013 for her 'Cosmic Surgery; series. Her work has been exhibited worldwide.




2017     Cosmic Surgery, Paper, CODA Museum, Apeldoorn, Netherlands, June/October 

2017     Selfie to Self-Expression, Saatchi Gallery, London, March-May

2017     AIPAD, De Soto Gallery/The Photographers Gallery, New York, Pier 39, March/April

2016     PULSE Miami Beach, De Soto Gallery, Miami, December

2016    Cosmic Surgery, De Soto Gallery, L.A., November

2016    Cosmic Surgery 3D Portraits, UNSEEN, Amsterdam, September 

2016    Cosmic Surgery, The Photographers' Gallery, Print Sales and Book shop, July

2016    Cosmic Surgery, Retina Festival, Edinburgh, July

2015    Cosmic Surgery, Fort Worth Contemporary Arts Gallery, Texas, October

2015    Cosmic Surgery, QSS Gallery, Belfast Photo Festival, Ireland, June

2015    Dear Sylvia, Australia Centre of Photography, Paddington, Australia, February

2014    Affordable Art Fair NYC, Eye Buy Art Gallery, New York, September

2014    Clerkenwell Design Week with Strange Beast, Breese Little Gallery, London, May

2014    A Year in Development, Four Corners Galler, London, April

2014    Flash Forward Festival, Fairmont Battery Wharf, Boston, May

2014    uP, The Foundation [taf], Athens, Greece, March

2014    Cosmic Surgery, Queensland Centre for Photography, Australia, January

2013    Magenta Foundation, Photofusion, London, October

2013    Magenta Foundation Awards, Neubacher Shor Contemporary, Toronto, October

2012  Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize, M Shed, Bristol, July

2012  MAKE/SHIFT, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth, July

2012  Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery, London, Novemeber

2012  f/22, PhotoIreland Festival, Dublin, Ireland, July

2012  Foto8 Summer Show, Foto8 Gallery, London, July 

2012  The London Art Fair, Business Design Centre, London, January

2011    Shut Up And Shoot, Black Box Gallery, Portland, Oregon, USA, July

2011    Guernsey Photography Festival, as part of Tim Andrews Portrait Project, June

2011    FotoMadrid, Madrid, Spain, May

2010    Head over Heals, New Brewery Arts, Cirencester, March



2016    Winner, PDN Photo Annual 2016, 'Eureka Effect'

2015    Honourable Mention, IPA Awards, 'Eureka Effect'

2015    Selected for Portrait Salon, 'Blue,' London

2015    First Prize, 'The Eureka Effect' PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris

2015    'Cosmic Surgery' Book Nominated for LUMA Dummy Book Awards Arles, France 

2014    Nominated as the 'One to Watch' 2014 by D&AD

2013    Selected for the International Photography Annual 2, Manifest

2013    Magenta Foundation 'Bright Spark' Award Winner

2013    Selected for the Art of Photography Show

2012    Nominated for the Terry O'Neil TAG Award

2012    Forth Prize Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Award

2012    Third Prize People Choice, Foto8 Summer Show

2011    Finalist for the One Life, Artists Wanted

2011    Selected for the Brighton Photo Fringe Open '11 Text Project



                                                                                     2016    Self-Published 'Cosmic Surgery' (edition of 600)

                                                                                     2015    Self-Published Dummy Edition of 'Cosmic Surgery' (pop-up photo book, edition of 10)