Silvia Otte was born in Bremen, Germany in 1966.
She studied photography at the Bavarian State Academy for photography in Munich from 1987-1989. After earning her degree in 1989 she moved to New York City, where she lived and worked for 15 years as a freelance editorial portrait and travel photographer for numerous magazines, record companies and various other commercial clients, as well as working on her fine art.
She moved back to her native Germany in 2005, where she continues her pursuits in experimental photography, working on different fine art series like “Noise”, “Quality of Rest”, “Lying in your Absence” and the most current “Organica”.
Driven by her interests in psychology, she went back to university and received her BSc in Psychology in 2014 and is currently enrolled in the master program in Cognitive Affective Neuroscience at the University of Dresden.
She lives with her husband, her stepson and chocolate Labrador Bela in Dresden and Berlin.