German born photographer Stefanie Schneider currently lives and works between Berlin and Los Angeles. She received her MFA in Communication Design at the Folkwang Schule Essen, Germany.

Schneider works with the largely uncontrollable chemical mutations of expired Polaroid film stock to achieve beautiful, dream like paintings. Her situations take place in the American West, especially Twentynine Palms, California. Situated on the verge of an elusive super-reality, her photographic sequences provide the ambiance for loosely woven story lines and alluring female characters. Her images refuse to succumb to reality, they keep alive the confusions of dream, fact, and fiction.

Schneider's work has been internationally exhibited in galleries and private collections. Her work can be found at the Museum for Photography, Braunschweig; Museum für Kommunikation, Berlin; the Institut für Neue Medien, Frankfurt and Museum fur Moderne Kunst Passau, Les Rencontres d’Arles. Schneider’s works are also represented in the public collections of DZ Bank, Frankfurt; Schmidt Bank, Regensburg, Germany; Sammlung Sander, Berlin; Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nürnberg, Germany and Impossible Polaroid Collection, Vienna, Austria.