Born in Berlin, Germany, Jürgen Vogt is a Canadian photographer living in Vancouver, British Columbia. Vogt was raised in Toronto and lived for several years in Montreal, after he and his family emigrated from Berlin. Jürgen's personal work is of an ever evolving style, rooted in documentary and reportage genres. His images explore a fascination with history, the environment, architecture and politics. In 1981 he travelled to Warsaw, Poland to photograph the Solidarity Union demonstrations during an intense period of their activity. In 1986 Vogt completed extensive work for the book, "The Expo Celebration" and again in 1988, for "Share The Flame", where he covered the Winter Olympic opening ceremonies in Calgary. Vogt has made annual trips to Havana, Cuba since 2004, to document the city, its people, and the unique qualities that make Havana such an interesting mosaic. In April of 2011, an exhibition of Vogt's portraits of Cubans and Canadians, titled “The Portrait Project” opened at UNEAC, (The National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba).
His Photographs have been published worldwide in newspapers and magazines including but not limited to TIME, MacLean's, Business Week, The Vancouver Province, the North Shore News and Toronto Star. Jürgen has also photographed for advertising campaigns, annual reports and trade publications, with a client list including Air Canada, Canadian Airlines, MacMillan Bloedel, Crown Forest, Weldwood Forest Products, Suntour Travel, Sunquest Travel, Canada 3000, Florida Tourism and BC Tourism.
Jürgen's images have been shown in galleries and museums, and are included in a growing number of gallery and private collections in Canada, Cuba and the USA. In addition, a selection of his photographs are housed in the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography in Ottawa.
Since 1990 Jürgen has been working on a B&W Portrait Project photographing Canadians and Cubans in all disciplines of the arts. All the portraits have been made with a 4x5 field camera 400 ISO sheet film, no lighting or makeup. He processes his own film and then scan the negatives to make digital prints.
Website & Contact info: www.jurgenvogt.com All of Jürgen’s images are available for purchase as either signed Limited Edition Prints or unsigned regular prints.
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