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 Unseen Seen

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Reiner Riedler, Unseen Seen, Alien by Ridley Scott, 1979, 2012, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Alien by Ridley Scott, 1979, 2012
C-Print
25 x 25 in. | 44 x 44 in.
Ed. of 5 + 2AP

Reiner Riedler, Unseen Seen, Bambi by David Hand, 1942, 2012, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Bambi by David Hand, 1942, 2012
C-Print
25 x 25 in. | 44 x 44 in.
​Ed. of 5 + 2AP

Reiner Riedler, Unseen Seen, Batman and Robin (The New Batman Adventures) by Joel Schumacher, 1997, 2012, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Batman and Robin (The New Batman Adventures) by Joel Schumacher, 1997, 2012
C-Print
25 x 25 in. | 44 x 44 in.
​Ed. of 5 + 2AP

Reiner Riedler, Unseen Seen, Casablanca by Michael Curtiz, 1942, 2012, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Casablanca by Michael Curtiz, 1942, 2012
C-Print
25 x 25 in. | 44 x 44 in.
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Reiner Riedler, Unseen Seen, Citizen Kane by Orson Welles, 1941, 2012, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Citizen Kane by Orson Welles, 1941, 2012
C-Print
25 x 25 in. | 44 x 44 in.
​Ed. of 5 + 2AP

Reiner Riedler, Unseen Seen, Freaks by Tod Browning, 1932, 2012, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Freaks by Tod Browning, 1932, 2012
C-Print
25 x 25 in. | 44 x 44 in.
​Ed. of 5 + 2AP

Reiner Riedler, Unseen Seen, Ghosts by Christian Petzold, 2005, 2012, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Ghosts by Christian Petzold, 2005, 2012
C-Print
25 x 25 in. | 44 x 44 in.
​Ed. of 5 + 2AP

Reiner Riedler, Unseen Seen, Ginger e Fred by Frederico Fellini, 1985, 2012, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Ginger e Fred by Frederico Fellini, 1985, 2012
C-Print
25 x 25 in. | 44 x 44 in.
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Reiner Riedler, Unseen Seen, King Kong by Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack, 1933, 2012, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

King Kong by Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack, 1933, 2012
C-Print
25 x 25 in. | 44 x 44 in.
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Reiner Riedler, Unseen Seen, Les Enfants du Paradis by Marcel Carné, 1945, 2012, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Les Enfants du Paradis by Marcel Carné, 1945, 2012
C-Print
25 x 25 in. | 44 x 44 in.
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Reiner Riedler, Unseen Seen, The Godfather by Francis Ford Coppola, 1972, 2012, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

The Godfather by Francis Ford Coppola, 1972, 2012
C-Print
25 x 25 in. | 44 x 44 in.
​Ed. of 5 + 2AP

Reiner Riedler, Unseen Seen, Trois Couleurs: Bleu by Krzysztof Kieślowski, 1993, 2012, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Trois Couleurs: Bleu by Krzysztof Kieślowski, 1993, 2012
C-Print
25 x 25 in. | 44 x 44 in.
​Ed. of 5 + 2AP