Birgit Neiser

Education and photographic studies

  • Born 1956 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany
  • M.A. in Economics, University of Freiburg, Germany
  • Maine Media Workshops (Maine, USA), International Centre for Photography (NYC, USA).
  • Studied with photographers Michael Cardacino (USA), John Paul Caponigro (USA), Magnum photographer Jay Maisel (USA) and photographer Carol Dragon (USA)

Professional memberships:

  • ASMP (American Society for Media Photographers, USA) since 1998.
  • AIPP (Australian Institute of Professional Photography) since 2009.
  • NIKON PRO

Recent exhibitions and Awards

2015

  • “Zivilisation”. Solo show at the embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Bern, Switzerland.
  • Finalist in Head On Photography Prize 2015, Sydney, Australia.
  • 2015: Artists of Mosman, group show, Mosman Art Gallery, NSW, Australia.

2014

  • 2014: “Photo Compendium Australia” launch and print sale, group show, Spot81, ,Chippendale, Sydney, Australia.
  • 2014: “Kultur und Wissenschaft – Schlüssel zur Zukunft. 60 Jahre diplomatische Beziehungen zwischen Deutschland und Myanmar”, group exhibition, Lichthof Auswärtiges Amt/Foreign Office, Berlin.

2013

  • 2013/2014: ”Golden Land – 100 Years Burma/Myanmar. Photographs by Christine Scherman and Birgit Neiser”, National Museum Yangon, Myanmar and Archeological Museum Bagan, Myanmar, January -April 2014
  • 2013/2014: “Goldenes Land – 100 Jahre Burma/Myanmar. Fotografien von Christine Scherman und Birgit Neiser” (Golden Land – 100 years Burma/Myanmar. Photographs by Christine Scherman and Birgit Neiser) Staatliches Museum für Völkerkunde, München (State Museum of Ethnology, Munich), Germany.

2012

  • 2012: “Surface Tensions”, co-exhibition with painter Jules Forth, http://www.julesforth.com/ at Meyer Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
  • 2012: “Große Kunstausstellung 2012″, group exhibition at AK68, Wasserburg, Germany,
  • 2012: group exhibition of the finalists of the Renaissance Photography Prize. The Mall Gallery, London, UK

2011

  • 2011: group exhibition, Kunstausstellung Tegernsee, Germany
  • 2011: Santa Fé Workshops, contest summer 2012: honourable mention, published in their book “SUMMER” .
  • 2011: group exhibition, Congress Centre, Wiesbaden, Germany
  • 2011: group exhibition of the finalists of the Renaissance Photography Prize. The Mall Gallery, London, UK.

2010

  • 2010: solo exhibition “INDUSTRIA” at the Mary Meyer Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
  • 2010: “SYSTEMS” at the “Studio Galerie”, co-exhibition with sculptor Christian Hess, Gmund, Germany.
  • 2010: Canon AIPP/APPA Professional Photography Awards: silver award
  • 2010: Shortlisted for the Head On portrait competition, Sydney, Australia.
  • 2010: Group Exhibition “Endless perspectives”, Obscura Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.

2009

  • 2009: Finalist in the Mosman photography competition, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney, Australia
  • 2009: Finalist in the City of Sydney, Art & About photo competition, Sydney, Australia.
  • 2009: Solo exhibition “CAUGHT”: Photographs of life at the Sydney Fish Market, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
  • 2009: Sommerausstellung der Kunsthalle Cornelia Hamman (group exhibition of artists of the gallery Cornelia Hammans) Warngau, Germany.
  • 2009: Winner in the Fresh M.I.L.K. ( Moments of Intimacy Laughter and Kinship) photography competition. Winners are published in the book Fresh M.I.L.K: Friends, Families, Lovers and Laughter (PQ Blackwell, Auckland, New Zealand, 2009).

Works in permanent collections

  • Museum Five Continents, Munich, Germany
  • National Museum Yangon, Myanmar

Publications and featured photographs/articles

  • 2017: Photographs in the article “Jade” by Christoph Hein, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 03.02.2017
  • 2014: Represented in: “Photo Compendium Australia”, ISBN 978-0-9873536-0-3
  • 2014: see photos and article in: “Myanmar. Von Pagoden, Longyis und Nat-Geistern”, Dorothée Schäfer, München 2014, ISBN 978-3422072671
  • 2013: Golden Land. Burma/Myanmar – 100 years. Photographs by Christine Scherman and Birgit Neiser, ISBN 978-3-927270-70-1
  • 2013: “Goldenes Land. 100 Jahre Burma/Myanmar: Fotografien von Christine Scherman und Birgit Neiser”. 123 pages, €24.80.   ISBN-13: 978-3927270695.
  • 2011: Represented in: “Australian Photography and Gallery Compendium”,
    ISBN 978-0-646-55504-1
  • 2009: Represented in: “Fresh M.I.L.K: Friends, Families, Lovers and Laughter”, PQ Blackwell, Auckland, New Zealand, ISBN 978-0810988910
  • 1998: Publication of “Leonhardi” (ISBN 3892512639), a photojournalistic book on the tradition of pilgrimage in Bavaria, Germany

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