Oliver Tjaden, born 1972 was raised in Bremen. Today he is based in Düsseldorf and works as a freelens photographer. The focus of his works is on portrait and industrial photography as well as photo journalism. Currently he works for German and international magazines as well as for companies and advertising agencies. Over the years he has developed a special interest in maritime topics. Since 2000 Tjaden is member of the photo agency LAIF in Cologne.

Daily life in a german refugee camp – Focke Museum of Bremen 
Bosnia after the war – Cultural Center of Lukavac/Bosnia 
Bosnia after the war – DGB house Bremen
Palestine, youth between the frontlines – Bremer Bürgerschaft (city hall)
Bosnia after the war – Johns Hopkins University/Bologna
A ship developes – German Maritime Museum/Bremerhaven
Month of Photography in the Rhein-Neckar Triangle 2005
Cargonauts – German Maritime Museum/Bremerhaven
Cargonauts – 32. Protestant Church Congress, Bremen
Cargonauts – 2. Common Church Congress, Munich
Cargonauts – Peterskirche/Erfurter Kunstverein
Cargonauts – Maritime Museum Unterweser/Brake

Nominated for Hansel-Mieth-Preis 1998
Nominated for the World Press Masterclass 2003
Stipendium VG Bild - Kunst 2007

Book publications: 
“Flucht in die Zukunft – Bosnien nach dem Krieg” in cooperation with Matthias Rueb, Balkan correspondent of German newspaper FAZ, published by Benteli publishing house/Bern 2001 
 “Ein Schiff entsteht” in cooperation with Schichau Seebeck Shipyard GmbH and the Deutsches Schifffahrtsmuseum, published by Hauschild publishing house/Bremen 2002.
“Cargonauts – Migrant workers at sea” in cooperation with Christoph Rasch, the German Seaman´s Mission and the German Maritime Museum. Published by Hauschild publishing house/Bremen 2008.