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Jürgen Nefzger * 1968 in Fürth, Allemagne, lives in Paris

Jürgen Nefzger lives and works in France since 1991. He obtained his diplôma from the École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie in Arles, he then went on to lecture at the Ecole Supérieure d’Art de Clermont Métropole from 2008 to 2017. Nerfzger is now part of the tenured staff at the Ecole Supérieure d’Art de Aix-en-Provence. In honor of his works, Jürgen has received the Prix Niépce, the Villa Médicis Hors les Murs prize and the prize for the Photo de la Galerie Nation [...]

Jürgen Nefzger lives and works in France since 1991. He obtained his diplôma from the École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie in Arles, he then went on to lecture at the Ecole Supérieure d’Art de Clermont Métropole from 2008 to 2017. Nerfzger is now part of the tenured staff at the Ecole Supérieure d’Art de Aix-en-Provence. In honor of his works, Jürgen has received the Prix Niépce, the Villa Médicis Hors les Murs prize and the prize for the Photo de la Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume. His "Fluffy Clouds" won best photography book in Germany.

In a documentary, Jürgen Nefzger tackles subjects related to a questioning of the contemporary landscape. As a critical observer of a consumer society, he looks at landscapes marked by economic, industrial and leisure activities. Working in series, he has carried out various projects around urban areas, reflecting on environmental issues. The images construct narratives that allow an immersion in a universe always marked by human presence. Social and political issues emerge from these stories, inviting the viewer to an aesthetic experience that engages him as an individual responsible for the world in which he evolves.

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