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

The Lifesaving Machines

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Reiner Riedler, Livesaving Machines, Historical Breathing Machine, 2012, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Historical Breathing Machine, 2012
Archival Pigment Print
50 x 40 in.
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Reiner Riedler, Livesaving Machines, "Klinik I" Historical Medical Machines, 2012, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

"Klinik I" Historical Medical Machines, 2012
Archival Pigment Print
50 x 40 in.
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Reiner Riedler, Livesaving Machines, Artis, Dialysis Machine, 2012, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Artis, Dialysis Machine, 2012
Archival Pigment Print
50 x 40 in.
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Reiner Riedler, Livesaving Machines, Historical Anesthesia Machine, 2012, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Historical Anesthesia Machine, 2012
Archival Pigment Print
50 x 40 in.
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Reiner Riedler, Livesaving Machines, Viennese Total Heart, 2012, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Viennese Total Heart, 2012
Archival Pigment Print
50 x 40 in.
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Reiner Riedler, Livesaving Machines, Used Pacemakers, 2012, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Used Pacemakers, 2012
Archival Pigment Print
40 x 50 in.
​Ed. of 5 + 2AP

Reiner Riedler, Livesaving Machines, Glass Model of the Heart, 2012, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Glass Model of the Heart, 2012
Archival Pigment Print
50 x 40 in.
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Reiner Riedler, Livesaving Machines, Emergency Breathing Set, 2012, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Emergency Breathing Set, 2012
Archival Pigment Print
50 x 40 in.
​Ed. of 5 + 2AP

Reiner Riedler, Livesaving Machines, Hand Prosthesis, 2012, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Hand Prosthesis, 2012
Archival Pigment Print
50 x 40 in.
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Reiner Riedler, Livesaving Machines, Infusion Pumps, 2012, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Infusion Pumps, 2012
Archival Pigment Print
50 x 40 in.
​Ed. of 5 + 2AP

Reiner Riedler, Livesaving Machines, Oxygenator, 2012, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Oxygenator, 2012
Archival Pigment Print
50 x 40 in.
​Ed. of 5 + 2AP