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"Art does not reproduce the visible, it makes visible."  Paul Klee

Born in Munich, Germany .

Stage with Lucien Clergue in Arles.
Photographic training in Düsseldorf, Germany .
Since 1975 freelance photographer focussing on architectural and industrial photography.

A major goal of my work is to reveal the ethical dimension of production processes.

Since 1980 regular involvement in photographic projects in Brazil. A main goal of my work lies in portrait photography as well as in intercultural and essayistic projects in the field of contemporary art.

My work has been displayed in numerous exhibitions locally and abroad.

My present home-base is Lisbon Portugal.

Since 1985 member of BFF, (Bund Freischaffender Foto-Designer)

I have worked for advertising agencies, Audi., BASF, BMW, Daimler Chrysler, Henkel, P&C, RWE ,
and many others companies.

In 1996 I received the Top Job Award for Technical Photography by Photokina.

One woman show (selection):

Museo do Arte Moderna, Sao Paulo/Brasilien, 1982
IHK, Sao Paulo/Brasilien, 1999
studio Tomas Riehle, Köln, 2003
gallery Karin Sutter, Basel/Schweiz, 2006 
gallery Ars Vivendi, Krefeld, 2006
TU München, Senatssaal, 2006
gallery arte versum, Düsseldorf, 2007 
invitation to the Photosymposium in Xining, 
China. Trip through Tibetan Highland China, 
topic culture / nature 2006
trip along  Jangtsekiang, China. 
topic culture / nature 2007
trips in Portugal and Spain, 
topic culture / nature 2008/09
Haus der Kunst, CH Solothurn  ( with Bernhard Lüthi ) 2010 
trip to Japan, topic culture / nature 2010
Espacio Cultural, João Pessoa, Brasil 2011
gallery Siepmann Düsseldorf 2013

Group shows (selection):

Nikon Galerie, Zürich, 1980
Museum für Fotografie, Braunschweig, 1991
Photokina, Köln, 2000
Kunstverein Hildesheim, Hildesheim, 2004
Castelluccio di Pienza/Italien, 2005
Zollverein School of Management & Design, Essen, 2006
Zeche Zollverein, Essen, 2007
Kunsthalle, Düsseldorf, 2007
John Mawurndjul, Sprengel Museum Hannover 2006
International Photography Xining China 2006
National Library Beijing 2007
24/7, gallery Arteversum, Düsseldorf 2007
BFF benefit auction Köln 2009
Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf 2012
Kunstkomplex Wuppertal 2012
SAM Seattle Art Museum 2012 

Publication and Essay:

conversations I-VI, Düsseldorf, 2000 – 2006, Egon Zehnder
Altäre der Welt, museum kunst palast, Düsseldorf, 2001
«rarrk» - John Mawurndjul: Zeitreise in Nordaustralien,
Museum Tinguely, Basel/Schweiz, und Sprengel Museum,
Hannover, 2005/06
Das Dritte Auge, Messe Essen, 2008
Faszinierende Dokumente, artists in action, 
Museum Kunstpalast Düsseldorf 2011
Maria Gabriela Llansol, Finita, Pagine d' Arte 2012


Photokina award for technology, Köln, 1996