Petra Wittmar was born in 1955 in Medebach. She studied photography at the
Universität Essen GHS/Folkwang from 1977 to 1983. Since then she has been
working as a freelance photographer on projects dealing with European architecture
from the early 20th century and on the topics of urban and suburban spaces. She
lives in Essen and since 1986 she has been working together with Ulrich Deimel.