From the series Fake Holidays / Horizon 01, Tropical Islands, Germany 2007. © Reiner Riedler
Born in Gmunden, Austria in 1968 and living in Vienna. He first encountered photography at the age of 12. Two years later he had his own B/W darkroom. He moved to Vienna to study ethnology. Then he decided to study photography at the College for Photography. In 1993, he began working for the Anzenberger Agency.
In recent years, he has travelled mainly to countries in Eastern Europe.
His photo essays on social topics reflect his critical attitude concerning photography itself. He regards the "ethics of seeing" as an indispensable element of serious photography. His photographs have been published internationally in magazines like Stern, Le Monde 2, Spiegel, Focus, New York Times, Ojodepez, National Geographic Germany, and ADAC Reisemagazin.
From the series Fake Holidays / Wild River, Florida 2005. © Reiner Riedler
He participated in photofestivals like Visa pour l´Image, Rencontres de la Photographie Voies Off Arles, Fotosommer Stuttgart, and Freo Foto Freemantle, Australia. His photographs have also been exhibited internationally and two books have been published on Albania, Life at the Periphery“ (2001) and Ukraine: Fotografien (2003). His upcoming project, Fake Holidays, is a cynical statement on holiday culture in industrial countries.
He has been represented by the Regina Maria Anzenberger Agency since 1993, and a 16-page printed portfolio of his work about the Ukraine was published by the agency in 2000.
Have a careful look at Reiner Riedler's website!
From the series Eastern Europe / Picnic, Carpathian Mountains, Ukraine 2000 © Reiner Riedler