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MFA Photography 2006 Alumni Brigitte Lustenberger Interviewed by Visual Thoughts

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MFA Photography 2006 Alumni Brigitte Lustenberger has recently been interviewed by Visual Thoughts in a Q&A. You can read the full Q&A here.

“Q&A:  Brigitte Lustenberger on flowers, Baroque style and Alfred Hitchcock by June Chua

Brigitte Lustenberger’s photographs linger in the delicate moments that hover between life and death—framed glimpses memorialized in a photo. The Swiss photographer’s works have a shadow quality, calling into mind the sensibilities of Old Dutch masters. She plays with the gaze: perceptions of what you are seeing and how the viewer—as a voyeur perhaps—may overlay their own story about the image.

This year, Lustenberger’s multimedia installation “This Sense of Wonder” (featuring dead insects and decaying flowers) captured the 7,000-euro Merck Prize. The Merck Prize was awarded at the 10th Darmstadt Days of Photography.

The Swiss artist, represented by Christophe Guye Gallery, has exhibited internationally including solo shows at the Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne, Le Maillon in Strasbourg and the Walter Keller Scalo Galleries in Zurich and New York.

Her numerous accolades include the Golden Light Award and the Prix de Photoforum PasquArt as well as being bestowed the highly-regarded Swiss Landis & Gyr Residency in 2013.

Lustenberger studied Social, Perceptual and Photo History at the University of Zurich, her hometown, and eventually found her way to art photography, picking up an MFA in Fine Art Photography at Parsons The New School of Design in New York.

She spoke to June Chua from her studio in Bern about her fascination with film noir, flowers and portraits.” 

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