Christian Vogt, born 1946. Since the late 1960s Christian Vogt has produced a photographic oeuvre impressive for its creative inventiveness and its unexpected twists. He is a master of the art of photographic haikus, and a virtuoso of associative story telling with pictures. To Vogt, photography is never a mere reproduction but always a speculation about the meaning of the story hidden behind the surface, a reflection on the subjectivity of the photographic eye, in the awareness that the actual picture only emerges through the perception of the beholder… Martin Gasser, «Today I've been you» 2009,
Recipient of Swiss National Scholarships; the first Grand Prix Triennale of Fribourg; Canada Council Grant; Art Director's Awards from Switzerland, Germany, New York und Los Angeles; the 'Clio' Award, New York, 1992; Kulturpreis der Stadt Basel 1991; etc. Lectures and Workshops at the ICP und Swiss Institute, New York; the Rencontres Internationales, Arles; The University of Coimbra, Porto; Yale University, New Haven, Brissago; Ryerson Institute, Toronto; St. Lukas Institute, Brussels; the Art Center, College of Design, Vevey; European Institute of Design, Milan; Lecture Tours in Australia, Scandanavia (Denmark, Norway), Southeast Asia, (Hong Kong, Indonesia); etc.
His work is represented in numerous private and public collections including: Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris; Swiss Foundation for Photography, Winterthur; Musée de l'Elysee, Lausanne; Modern Museet, Stockholm; Hoffmann Stiftung, Gegenwartsmuseum, Basel; Tel Aviv Museum, Tel Aviv; Polaroid Collection, Cambridge, USA; Preuss Museum, Horten, Norway; Getty Foundation (Sam Wagstaff Collection), Los Angeles; Hartkamp's Collection, Amsterdam; Ilford Collection, London; Polaroid International Collection, Amsterdam; Die Neue Sammlung, Munich; Museum Ludwig, (Fritz Gruber Sammlung), Cologne; Centro Studi e Archivo della Communicazione, University of Parma, Parma; Grupa Junij, Ljubljana, Yugoslavia; Albert Sammlung, Vienna; Sammlung Ludwig, Frankfurt; Communali di Rimini, Italy; Repubblica di San Marino, Italia; Fonds de Décoration, Genève; UBS, Germany; Department of Public Works, Basel, Switzerland; BIZ (Bank for International Settlements), Switzerland. etc.
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