DEAR photography

Jürgen Nefzger

Jürgen Nefzger



Jürgen Nefzger was born in Fürth, Germany in 1968.

Moving  to France in 1990 he graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie d’Arles (French National School of Photography in Arles). From the beginning of the 1990s, Jürgen Nefzger has captured changes in the landscape. He uses urban planning, suburban and rural areas, as well as environmental issues to create a gateway to a contemporary vision of landscape as a mirror of an era, a way of life, or even consumer attitudes.

Using his favoured view camera, he tackles various themes, which are representative of our era, with precision and humour, a feeling for anecdotes and a critical eye. Since 2008 Nefzger is a regular Professor for photography at the Fine Art School of Clermont-Ferrand. (Ecole Supérieur d’Art de Clermont Metropole)



Arles , Espace Van Gogh, France, 2013
Chapelle de l’Hopital General , Clermont-Ferrand, 2013

Goeun Museum, Busan, South Korea, 2012
Cité de l’image, Clervaux, Luxembourg, 2011
L’imagerie , Lannion, France, 2011

Musée d’Art Roger Quilliot, Clermont-Ferrand, France, 2010
Galerie municipale du Château d’Eau, Toulouse, France, 2009
Fotomuseum Munich, Germany, 2009

Galerie Françoise Paviot, mois de la photo, Paris, France, 2008
Galerie Esther Woerdehoff, Prix Nièpce, France, 2008
La Filature, Mulhouse, France, 2008

Hôtel de Fontfreyde, Clermont-Ferrand, France, 2008

Jeu de Paume, Paris, France, 2007
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Dunkerque, France, 2007
LAAC, Musée d’art contemporain, Dunkerque, France, 2007
Savignano Immagini Festival, Italy, 2007
Image/imatge, Orthez, France, 2007
Galerie Poller, Frankfurt, Germany, 2007
Galeries Fnac, France, 2007
Artothèque Pessac, France, 2007
Rencontres Photographiques de Lorient, France, 2007

3015 espace d’art contemporain, Paris, France, 2006
Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie, Paris, France, 2006
Paysage(s) à lire, Centre photographique de Lectoure, France, 2006

L’été photographique de Lectoure, France, 2003
Galerie Françoise Paviot, Paris, France, 2003
Photokina, Cologne, Germany, 2002
Centre atlantique de la Photographie, Brest, France, 2002

Centre photographique d’Ile-de-France, CPIF,  Pontault-Combault, France, 1998
Centre national Jean Moulin, Bordeaux, France, 1995

Awards / Grants

Prix Nièpce, 2008

Prix Photo du Jeu de Paume, Prix du Public, 2006
Prix Fondation Neufliez&Vie, 2006

Sophie Smoliar Scholarship Award, États-Unis-Allemagne, 2002
La Bourse du Talent,, 1998 


Fond National d´Art Contemporain, France. (2001 &2006)
Fond Régional d´Art Contemporain d´Ile-de-France. France (1999 & 2005)
Fond Régional d´Art Contemporain d´Alsace, France
Fonds régional d’Art contemporain Haute- Normandie Musée Carnavalet, Paris  Artothèques of Angers, Hennebont  Pessac Fotomuseum Munich


Fluffy Clouds,( french/english/german), Editions Hatje Cantz, 2009 

Holzwege, (french only), Diaphane éditions, 2009 

Dunkerque (french/english/german), Archistorm, France, 2007

Hexagone 1, Le paysage fabriqué, (french /english) , Fûdo éditions, France,  2006

Hexagone 2, Le paysage consommé, (french /english), Fûdo éditions, France, 2006

La Forteresse,  Bordeaux, éditions William Blake & Co, 1995