Jörg Brüggemann has travelled throughout Europe to photograph people exercising their rights to freedom of speech and freedom of peaceful assembly. In his large-format portraits that run through the entire exhibition space like flags, he lifts the individual out of the crowd, thus turning individuals into representatives and figures with which the viewer can identify. Brüggemann shows Europeans, regardless of whether they are demonstrating for or against the values Europe stands for.
Born in Herne, Germany, in 1979.
2001–08: Studied digital media and integrated design at the Hochschule für Künste Bremen under Peter Bialobrzeski.
2009: Joined OSTKREUZ; BFF Förderpreis (award); finalist, Magnum Expression Award; honorable mention, Center’s Project Competition.
2010: VG Bild-Kunst-Stipendium (grant).
2012: Metalheads: The Global Brotherhood (publication), gestalten edition, Berlin; Metalheads (solo show), gestalten Space, Berlin.
2013: PDN Photo Annual Award.
2014: VG Bild-Kunst-Stipendium (grant).
Since 2019: Lecturer at Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie, Berlin.
2020: Freundschaft (publication), with Tobias Kruse, Kerber, Bielefeld; Autobahn (publication), Hartmann Books, Stuttgart; wie lange noch (solo show), ZEPHYR, Mannheim.
2021: Autobahn (solo show), Friche La Belle de Mai, Marseilles.
Jörg Brüggemann lives in Berlin.