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Reiner Riedler Biography
Reiner Riedler was born in Austria in 1968. He went to Vienna in 1989, with the original intention of studying ethnology. He then attended a college for photography in Vienna and decided to dedicate himself solely to photography.
He first worked for periodicals and magazines. His pictures were published in magazines such as National Geographic, Stern, The New York Times, Newsweek, Fortune, Le Monde 2, etc.
Several projects which took him mainly to Eastern Europe and Russia were subsequently published in book form. The following books appeared:
“Albanien, Leben an der Peripherie” (Albania, Life on the Periphery), 2001, “Ukraine. Fotografien” (Ukraine. Photographs), 2003 “Gestürmte Festung Europa” (The Stormed Fortress of Europe), 2007
As a documentary photographer he deals with important topics of the present day. His view always centers on the human being in his or her environment.
Reiner Riedler’s work has been shown in numerous countries at photo festivals, galleries and museums.
His most recent project (begun in 2004) is dedicated to the topic of simulation:
“Fake Holidays” has by now been shown in many places including Kunsthalle Schirn in Frankfurt, at the European Month of Photography exhibitions in Paris and Bratislava, and at Visa pour l’image in Perpignan. 2009 this project will be published as a book.
Reiner Riedler is married and has a son. He lives with his family in Vienna/ Austria.
Fake Holidays, Gallery AVLA NLB, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Reiner Riedler – Photographien, Fotoforum West, Innsbruck
Fake Holidays, Photobiennale Prague
Fake Holidays, Lodz Photofestival / Polen 2008
Fake Holidays, Fotofestival Lodz, Poland
Fake Holidays, Heart Galerie, Paris, Mois de la Photo
Fake Holidays, Images 08, Vevey, CH
Fake Holidays, Backlight Festival, Tampere, FL
Fake Holidays, House of Photography, Novo Mesto, Slovenia
Wonderland, Galerie Momentum, Vienna
Fake Holidays Festival of Light, Kaunas / Lithuania
The Possibility of an Island, Sirius Art Cen