Biography

Since 1989, the work of Austrian photographer Reiner Riedler has centered on human beings and their environment.  The main focus of his documentary work is to challenge our value systems.  As a traveller, he visits the periphery of our habitats, always searching for the fragile beauty of human existence, with all its desires and abysses.  His recent conceptual works deal with themes of transience, crises and death.

His work has been exhibited internationally at leading institutions such as the Centre George Pompidou (Paris), the Leopold Museum and Vienna Künstlerhaus (Vienna), Sirius Art Center (Cork, Ireland), The Deutsche Kinemathek (Berlin), and the International Festival of Photography (Lodz, Poland).  His photographs have been published in National Geographic, Stern, The New York Times, British Journal of Photography, Newsweek Japan, WIRED, Monopol, Fortune, Le Monde, and Der Spiegel, among many others.  Reiner Riedler lives and works in Vienna, Austria.

SELECT AWARDS
2014   Sony World Photography Awards "Arts and Culture" Shortlist
2013   Nominated for Prix Pictet
2008   Finalist of Photolucida Critical Mass
2007   Grand Prix of Kaunas
2006   Humanitarian Photo Award
2006   Nominated for International Colour Award
1999   Nominated for World Press Masterclass

Fake Holidays

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Reiner Riedler, Fake Holidays, Couple in wedding attire pose at Window of the World Theme Park, Shenzhen, China, 2008, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Window of the World Theme Park, Shenzhen, China, 2008
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Reiner Riedler, Fake Holidays, Indoor dock with painted blue sky, Tropical Islands, Berlin, Germany, 2007, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Horizon #1, Tropical Islands, Berlin, Germany, 2007
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Reiner Riedler, Fake Holidays, inner tubes at Wild River, Florida, 2005, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Wild River, Florida, 2005
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Reiner Riedler, Fake Holidays, Person in Astronaut suit, Topkapi Place Hotel, Antalya, Turkey, 2006, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Astronaut, Topkapi Place Hotel, Antalya, Turkey, 2006
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Reiner Riedler, Fake Holidays, Titanic Resort Hotel, Antalya, Turkey, 2006, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Titanic Resort Hotel, Antalya, Turkey, 2006
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Reiner Riedler, Fake Holidays, Man in Superman costume above Red Square, Antalya, Turkey, 2006, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Superman above Red Square, Antalya, Turkey, 2006
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Reiner Riedler, Fake Holidays, Ice Cave, Indoor Ski Center, Dubai, 2006, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Ice Cave, Indoor Ski Center, Dubai, 2006
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Reiner Riedler, Fake Holidays, Saluting at the Minsk World Military Theme Park, Shenzhen, China, 2008, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Minsk World Military Theme Park, Shenzhen, China, 2008
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Reiner Riedler, Fake Holidays, Salute with guns at Minsk World Military Theme Park, Shenzhen, China, 2008, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Minsk World Military Theme Park, Shenzhen, China, 2008
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Reiner Riedler, Fake Holidays, Baby in crib, Centerparcs, Bispingen, Germany, 2007, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Cage, Centerparcs, Bispingen, Germany, 2007
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Reiner Riedler, Fake Holidays, Capitol, Window of the World, Shenzhen, China, 2008, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Capitol, Window of the World, Shenzhen, China, 2008
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Reiner Riedler, Fake Holidays, Wintery Beach, Florida, 2005, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Wintery Beach, Florida, 2005
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Reiner Riedler, Fake Holidays, Group of men talking at Ski Dubai Indoor, Dubai, 2006, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

The Talk, Ski Dubai Indoor, Dubai, 2006
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Reiner Riedler, Fake Holidays, Polynesian Dancers, Vichy Aqua Park, Vilnius, Lithuania, 2008, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Polynesian Dancers, Vichy Aqua Park, Vilnius, Lithuania, 2008
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Reiner Riedler, Fake Holidays, Alpincenter Bottrop Indoor Ski Centre, Bottrop, Germany, 2004, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Alpincenter Bottrop Indoor Ski Centre, Bottrop, Germany, 2004
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Reiner Riedler, Fake Holidays, Insect Screen, Titanic Resort, Antalya, Turkey, 2006, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Insect Screen, Titanic Resort, Antalya, Turkey, 2006
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