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Juergen Teller : biography

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Juergen Teller (born January 28, 1964) is a German artist and fine-art and fashion photographer.

Life and career

Teller studied at the Bayerische Staatslehranstalt für Photographie in Munich, Germany (1984–1986). In order to avoid military national service he learned English and, at the age of 22, moved to London in 1986. European Graduate School, Leuk-Stadt.

Teller’s work, in books, magazines or exhibitions, is marked by his refusal to separate the commercial fashion pictures and his mostly autobiographical un-commissioned images. Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York. He employs a raw, overexposed style and he uses a Contax G2 camera with an onboard flash.Horyn, Cathy, "When is a Fashion ad not a Fashion ad," The New York Times, April 10, 2008. He prefers to work in color, European Graduate School, Leuk-Stadt. and regularly includes himself in his photographs. His fashion photographs have been featured in The Face,Paul Jobling, "", p.36, Berg Publishers, 1999 Vogue (US, France, England, Italy), Another Magazine, Index, W Magazine, Self Service, Details, Purple, i-D and 032c, among others.

Teller first gained wider recognition in 1996 with his front cover of Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazine featuring a nude Kristen McMenamy with the word ‘Versace’ drawn in a heart across her chest. Steidl Publishing. In 1997, Marc Jacobs began to collaborate with Teller's then-partner Venetia Scott to style his collections.Amy Larocca (August 17, 2008), New York Magazine. Since 1998, Teller has shot campaigns for Marc Jacobs. For the brand's 2005 campaign, he photographed himself with Cindy Sherman. Other collaborations for Marc Jacobs campaigns involved, among others, Winona Ryder, Sofia Coppola, Charlotte Rampling, Michael Stipe, Rufus Wainwright, Harmony Korine, and Roni Horn. Steidl Publishing.

Teller has also had long collaborations with other designers and fashion houses over the years including Helmut Lang, Yves Saint Laurent (since 2005), European Graduate School, Leuk-Stadt. Vivienne Westwood.Larocca, Amy, New York Magazine, August 17, 2008. He has recently collaborated with Céline.http://www.designscene.net/2010/08/celine-fall-winter-by-juergen-teller.html He frequently works with the musician Björk., "Bjork with Juergen Teller." 2001. Teller has also photographed many artists, including William Eggleston and Roni Horn.http://www.wmagazine.com/artdesign/2009/11/roni_horn

Teller has also directed several short films including Can I Own Myself in 1998 in which he also appears. European Graduate School, Leuk-Stadt.

Teller is married to UK contemporary art dealer Sadie Coles.Kathy Brewis, "," The Times, May 11, 2008.


In 2003 Teller was awarded the Citibank Prize.


Teller first participated in group shows at art photography museums such as The Photographers' Gallery in London (1999) and the Fotomuseum Winterthur (2000). Shortly after he published his Märchenstüberl series, Galerie Johann König, Berlin. his work has been exhibited worldwide in solo exhibitions at the ; Munchner Fotomuseum in Munich; Museum Folkwang in Essen; Galleria d'Arte Moderna in Bologna; Frans Hals Museumhttp://www.franshalsmuseum.nl/ Frans Hals Museum in The Netherlands; Inverleith House in Edinburgh and the Kunsthalle Mannheim.http://www.kunsthalle-mannheim.eu/ Kunsthalle Mannheim Teller's work is included in the group exhibitions, Weird Beauty: Fashion Photography Now at ICP in New York, "Weird Beauty: Fashion Photography Now." 2009 Model As Muse at the Metropolitan Museum of Art,. Metropolitan Museum of Art. 2009. Click Double Click at the in Munich; Street & Studio at the Tate Modernhttp://www.tate.org.uk/modern/exhibitions/streetandstudio/ Tate Modern in London; A Poem About an Inland Sea in the Ukrainian Pavilionhttp://pinchukfund.org/en/media/press-releases/2007/292.html Ukrainian Pavilion at the 52nd International Venice Biennale; and Fashioning Fiction at the Museum of Modern Art.http://preview.moma.org/visit/calendar/exhibitions/128 Museum of Modern Art

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