Urs Bigler

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URS BIGLER

Biography

As a child I spent many happy hours with my father in his commercial photography studio. We enjoyed each other’s company and the magical process of photography. With such a childhood, it is not surprising that I decided to become a photographer. I began my professional training in Bern at the age of 16 and continued my studies in London and Paris. By the age of 20 I had clients and my own production studio in Switzerland.

I see photography as a great way to study the way human beings interact with nature and architecture. How we exist as bodies in these spaces is a source of inspiration in my process. Working on a commercial or an artistic project, the fascination with this fundamentally human way of seeing informs my work. An architectural commission and a personal project, such as making portraits of people in the American South, both provide an opportunity for discovery.

Like all serious photographers, I am constantly seeking a unique image that will capture my particular way of seeing a unique moment in time. For this reason, I like to experiment rather than depending on the familiar and in this way each project provides a new opportunity for learning. Perhaps in the end I can say simply that making photographs is a source of great joy in my life and I feel very fortunate to be able to call myself a professional photographer.

Awards

2022

  • AOP Award / Nomination

2021

  • 200 best Ad Photographers Worldwide
    Lürzer’s Archive

2020

  • 200 best Ad Photographers Worldwide
    Lürzer’s Archive

2018

  • 200 best Ad Photographers Worldwide
    Lürzer’s Archive

2016

  • AOP Award / Nomination

2016

  • 200 best Ad Photographers Worldwide
    Lürzer’s Archive

2015

  • AOP Award / Nomination

2015

  • Swiss Photo Award in Architecture

2014

  • 200 best Digital Artists Worldwide
    Lürzer’s Archive

2014

  • 200 best Ad Photographers Worldwide
    Lürzer’s Archive

2013

  • Swiss Photo Award, best of 3 in Fashion

2012

  • 200 best Ad Photographers Worldwide
    Lürzer’s Archive

Exhibitions

2016

  • „AOP Exhibition“, Retina Scottish International Photography Festival, Edinburgh, UK

2015

  • „Swiss Photo Award“, Zürich, Switzerland

2014

  • „Cross Country Show“, Contemporary Swiss Photography,
  • Photo Festival, Kaunas, Lithuania

2013

  • „Photographies L‘ailleurs“, PIASA Rive Gauche, Paris, France
  • „Swiss Photo Award“, Zürich, Switzerland

2012

  • „Planetary Level“, Kulturnacht, Kreuzlingen, Switzerland
  • „The Crown“, Erarta Gallery, London, UK

2011

  • „Doublespeak“, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, USA
  • „The Crown“, Pobeda Gallery, Moscow, Russia
  • „The Crown“, Volta NY, New York, USA

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