Juergen Teller  (German, 1964) 

Juergen Teller (German, b.1964) is a prominent fashion photographer, known for his unique portraits of fashion models’ intermingling celebrity lifestyle with the everyday, in examinations of social constructions of beauty. Born in Erlangen, Teller studied at the Fotodesign Academy of Munich, focusing on portraiture, before moving to London in 1986. There he began photographing prominent musicians, including Elton John and Kurt Cobain, before transitioning to fashion photography at the end of the decade. Teller’s work is distinctive for its candid feel; he often photographs models in isolated surroundings with a washed-out, overexposed light, and often with unguarded expressions, seemingly unposed. Teller holds the relationship between photographer and model as essential to his ability to take direct, honest photographs. He also photographs everyday men and women using techniques similar to that of his portraits of models, in investigations of what society deems beautiful. Teller has photographed for Marc Jacobs, Yves St. Laurent, Hugo Boss, and Louis Vuitton, and has exhibited his work at the Tate Modern in London, the Kunsthalle Mannheim, and at the Haus der Kunst in Munich, among other venues. He currently lives and works in London.

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Juergen Teller, Stephanie on Puppy, Connecticut


Juergen Teller
Stephanie on Puppy, Connecticut

Annin Arts
Juergen Teller, Erin


Juergen Teller

Galerie Fluegel-Roncak
Juergen Teller, The Keys to the House No. 18, Suffolk 2010


Juergen Teller
The Keys to the House No. 18, Suffolk 2010

Lehmann Maupin
Juergen Teller, The Girl with the Broken Nose, Cuba 2010


Juergen Teller
The Girl with the Broken Nose, Cuba 2010

Lehmann Maupin
Juergen Teller, Cerith, Suffolk


Juergen Teller
Cerith, Suffolk

Lehmann Maupin
Juergen Teller, Pettitoe, Suffolk 2011


Juergen Teller
Pettitoe, Suffolk 2011
Lehmann Maupin
Juergen Teller, David Hockney smoking, Bridlington


Juergen Teller
David Hockney smoking, Bridlington

Lehmann Maupin
Juergen Teller, Kate Moss


Juergen Teller
Kate Moss

Danziger Gallery
Juergen Teller, Kate Moss, Gloucestershire, 2010, No. 4


Juergen Teller
Kate Moss, Gloucestershire, 2010, No. 4

Lehmann Maupin
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Juergen Teller, Skateboards réalisée pour Marc Jacobs (set of 4)


Juergen Teller
Skateboards réalisée pour Marc Jacobs (set of 4), 2000


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Juergen Teller, Kate Moss for Vogue


Juergen Teller
Kate Moss for Vogue, 1994
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Juergen Teller, Kate Moss, Paris, for British Vogue, August


Juergen Teller
Kate Moss, Paris, for British Vogue, August, 1994
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1964   Born in Erlangen, Germany
1984 - 1986   Bayerische Staatslehranstalt für Photographie, Munich, Germany
1986   Moved to London
1993   Awarded the Photography Prize at Festival de la Mode, Monaco
1998   Began working for Marc Jacobs, with whom he has worked on advertising campaigns for the past 14 years
2003   Recipient, the Citibank Prize
2007   Participated in the 52nd Venice Biennale
  Lives and works in London, England
2014   Bus Stops, Annin Arts / TfL Public Exhibition, The Strand, Central London
2012   Juergen Teller, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Duro Olowu: Material, Salon 94 Gallery, New York, NY
Beyond Words, Photography in the New Yorker, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing
Riotous Baroque: A Juxtaposition of Baroque and Contemporary Art, Kunsthalle Zurich
Night in Twilight, Belvedere Museum, Vienna,
2011   Texte und Bilder, Brukenthal Museum, Romania (solo)
Man with Banana, Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, TX (solo)
Touch Me, Daelim Museum, South Korea (solo)
Nothing in the World but Youth, Turner Contemporary Gallery, Margate, Kent, UK
The Last Grand Tour, Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens
2010   Calves and Thighs, Alcala 31, Madrid (solo)
Not in Fashion: Fashion and Photography in the 90s, MMK, Frankfurt, Germany (solo)
2009   Model As Muse, Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Weird Beauty: Fashion Photography Now, ICP, New York, NY
2008   Juergen Teller - Ukraine, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York City, NY
Street & Studio, Tate Modern, London
Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, The Netherlands (solo)
2007   Being Beauteous, White Space Gallery, London
A Poem About an Inland Sea, 52nd Venice Biennale, Ukranian Pavilion
2006   Juergen Teller, Foundation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris
2005   Juergen Teller - Louis XV, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin
2004   The Master, Modern Art, London (solo)
2003   Daddy You’re So Cute, Lehmann Maupin, New York (solo)
Don’t suffer too much, Milton Keynes, London (solo)
Zwei Schäuferle mit Klob und eine Kinderportion Scnitzel mit Pommes Frites, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin (solo)
The Citibank Photography Prize in association with The Photographers’ Gallery, London
2002   Märchenstüberl, Folkswang, Essen; Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Bologna; Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem (solo)
Copy, Roth Horowitz, New York
2001   Märchenstüberl, Modern Art, London; Stadtmuseum, Munich (solo)
New Work: Group Show, Lehmann Maupin, New York
Century City: Art and Culture in the Modern Metropolis, Tate Modern, London
2000   Lehmann Maupin New York, NY (solo)
Living in the Real World, Museum Dhondtdhaenens Belgium
Empresa fotografica/Photographic Enterprise, Programa Centro de Arte/Art Center, México D.F.
Remake Berlin, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland
Mayday Communities/Communication, Photographers Gallery, London
90x60x90, Museo Jacobo Borges, Caracas
1999   Go-Sees, Pitti Imagine Discovery Gallery Florence, Italy
Mayday Communities/Communication, Photographers Gallery London, England
1998   Der Verborgene Brecht Ein Berliner Stadtrundgang, Cubitt Gallery London, England
The Photographers Gallery London, England
1997   Der Verborgene Brecht Ein Berliner Stadtrundgang, Scalo Gallery Zurich, Switzerland
1996   Jam - Exhibition of Street Cultures, Barbican New York Academy of Art
Biennale di Firenze Florence, Italy
Festival de la Mode Biarritz, France
1995   Positive View, Saatchi Gallery London, England
1993   Festival de la Mode Monaco
1992   Parco Tokyo, Japan
Festival de la Mode, Barcelona
1990   Festival de la Mode, Deauville
Ten photographers for the next ten years, Tempo Magazine, Hamburg
British Council at RCA
2001    Tracht, Juergen Teller, Lehmann Maupin
1999    Juergen Teller, Taschen, October