Born in 1968 in Fürth, Germany, Jürgen Nefzger has lived and worked in France since 1991.
Graduated in 1994 from the National School of Photography in Arles, he taught at the School of Art of Clermont Métropole between 2008 and 2017. Since March 2017, he is a professor of photography at the Ecole Supérieure d’Art from Aix-en-Provence.
Jürgen Nefzger won the Niépce Prize for all his work. He is also laureate of the Villa Medicis Hors les Murs and the Photo Prize of the National Gallery of the Jeu de Paume. The publication “Fluffy Clouds” received the photographic book prize in Germany.
His work is represented by the gallery Françoise Paviot, Paris, since 2001.
In a vein documentary, Jürgen Nefzger tackles topics related to an interrogation on 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 by thinking about environmental issues. The images construct narrations that allow 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 one as an individual responsible for the world in which one evolves.
Jürgen is a friend of Bel Œil, with whom it is good to have exchanges about our respective worlds, and the world that moves around us …
2 artworks by Jürgen are part of the collection Bel Œil:
- Panta Rhei, Aletsch Glacier, Switzerland, 2006
link: Jurgen Nefzger