born on: 
09 Aug, 1970
2020 - 1st prize ND Awards with the Aerial views, Stahlwerk series
2017 - Gold Winner Graphis Photography Annual for the Adria Series
2016 - 1st Place Gold Star Award for 'Circle Irrigation' series at the ND Awards 2016 (Nature category)
2016 - Prix Pictet nomination for 'Aerial Views Adria' series
2015 - Sony World Photography Awrds, Professional Winner Travel
2015 - International Photography Awards, Winner Professional Fine Art, Abstract
2015 - Trierenberg Super Circuit, Goldmedal Kategorie "Seen from Above“
2014 - ND Awards, London 1st Place Gold Star in Category Architecture-Industrial
2014 - International Photography Awards, 3rd Place Architecture-Industrial
2013 - One Eyeland Awards, 1st Place Gold in Category Architecture-Aerial
2018 - Collective exhibition, "Beyond the air we breathe", Adressing Climate Change, Bangkok Art and Culture centre, Thaïland
2016 - Collective exhibition : Addressing Climate Change - During C40 Mayors Summit 2016, from 30/11/16 to 11/01/2017. (Chapultepec Park, Mexico City, Mexico)
2016 - "Lucie Foundation at C40 Mayors Summit“ (Mexico City, Mexico)
2016 - Getty Images Gallery: "6x6", Aerial Views Adria (London, UK)
2015 - 'Aerial Views Adria' at The Mesdag Collection (Den Haag, Netherlands)
2015 - 'Aerial Views Adria' for the Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition, Willy-Brandt-Haus (Berlin, Germany)
2015 - 'Aerial Views Coal Mine' at the Luisa Wang Gallery (Paris, France)
2015 - 'Aerial Views Adria' for the Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition at the Somerset House (London, UK)
2011 - Getty Gallery: "It Takes More Exhibition", Aerials Views Winter
2022 - 14 Bienal de la Habana, Cuba
opened up his studio to us. Watch the video of our visit to learn more about the artist's approach.

Since 2010, German photographer Bernhard Lang has dedicated himself to aerial photographs.

It all started on a Munich to Tokyo flight as he was flying over Siberia. Through the window, 10 000 metres up, Bernhard Lang contemplated the patterns in the landscape as seen from the air “These all looked like paintings to me.”

Today, Bernhard Lang travels the world in a helicopter or ultralight-plane in search of remarkable landscapes which visibly have been shaped by man. The artist strives to show us the world from a fairly unusual viewpoint. “ Seen from above things really do look different.” : The beach umbrellas along the Adriatic, the freight containers in Bremen’s sea port or the greenhouses in Spain form quite unexpected geometric shapes and become much more interesting when viewed from above. An artist seldom views things from such a high viewpoint. With these aerial views, Bernhard Lang is trying to render the impact of human activity even more visible. Although the artist has a very aesthetic angle on what he contemplates and photographs, he does also try to make us more conscious of man’s impact on nature, which is more apparent viewed from the sky.

Over the last five years, his work has been recompensed by different international awards. In particular he won first prize in the International Photography Awards in the ‘Abstract’ category for his series ‘Mar del Plastico' taken from above the greenhouse agriculture in Andalusia as well as the Sony World Photography Awards for his series ‘Adria’ taken along the Italian coastline.

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