• born in Vienna, Austria in 1983

  • since 2016: PhD Candidate at the FG Bildende Kunst of TU Berlin - Supervisor: Prof. Stefanie Bürkle

  • 2011: MA in Photography and Urban Cultures completed with Distinction at Goldsmiths, University of London

  • 2009: BA Development Studies, University of Vienna

  • 2012: Post-Graduate Course in Art, Architecture and Photography at Central St. Martin's, London

  • 2012: Post-Graduate Course in Curating Contemporary Arts Exhibitions at Chelsea College of the Arts, London

  • 2012: Certified Programme "Fotografie" at Donau-Universität Krems, Austria

  • 2012: Finding your Vision, Workshop, Magnum, London

johannes rigal

(urban) photography

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photography and the urban – a complicated relationship. how can you possibly document the craziness, hardship, happiness, vibrantness, and all the other things that any modern metropolis is by „just“ taking pictures? 

it is this impossible task that has made me a passionate urban photographer, always trying to find a way to portray the urban fabric, the urban dynamics and most importantly the individuals that shape these vibrant and somehow impossible yet contemporary places.

this website aims to illustrate my journey: urban photography projects that try to illustrate the urban. these projects with and within the city include: object photography, portraits, (urban) landscapes, architecture, art.