Pit Buehler

Pit Buehler

Pit Buehler, born in 1972, living in Switzerland

There is a spark within everything. A living light in the eyes of a person, a memory that flares up, the glow of a passion that was never declared. A face always tells a story of what was, what might have been or what is waiting painfully beneath the surface.

Pit Buehler produces images that may delight or disturb but always move the beholder. He photographs people. People who are famous – or not. Who are strong or delicate, broken or dynamic. Pit has travelled across more than 90 countries to photograph faces of our time-and in doing so gives a face to our time.

After graduating from the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Central Switzerland with a degree in Finance and International Management, Pit Buehler was working for several years in the financial industry before he followed a personal invitation from Professor Helfried Strauß to be guest of the Master Class of Photography at the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig.

Today, he lives in Switzerland as a freelance photographer, specialised in Portrait-, People and Fashion Photography.

Now    Freelance Photographer

2010    Founding Black Ocean Agency

2009    Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig, Master Class of Photography, Extra-mural Student of Professor Helfried Strauss

2000    University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Central Switzerland, BBA in Finance and International Management

2013  Leica “I Shot it” Child Photo Competition 2013 – Mark of Excellence

2012  International Special Merit Price, Japan

2012  Photographer‘s Forum Magazine, California, USA Honorable Mention

2011  CGAP Photo Award, Washington, USA

2008  International Photography Awards, Honorable Mention

2008  FEP Epson Award, Finalist

2008  GDT European Nature Photography Award, Honorable Mention

2007  CGAP Photo Award, Washington

2007  Licher Fotopreis, Mensch und Natur

2014   Coming up; Einzelausstellung Leica Galerie, Schweiz (05.09. – 30.11.2014)

2014    Photo14, Zurich, Switzerland

2013    Exhibition in Widen, Zürich, Switzerland

2013    Photo 13, Zurich, Switzerland

2012    Exhibition for the Banking Association South Africa

2012    Photokina 2012/ International Special Merit Price, Köln, Germany

2012    [POTZ 1000] – «Die schnelle Ausstellung», Zug, Switzerland

2011    Dark Room Gallery, Vermont, USA

2011    Art Fair, Baarer Kunstmarkt, Baar, Switzerland

2008    Academy of Visual Arts, Rundgang, Leipzig, Germany

2007    Licher Wanderausstellung, Germany

2007    World Bank Washington, USA

  • Publication in “Best of Photography 2012″
  • Swiss Business, August 2011
  • An Innocent View – Portraits of less privileged children around the world
  • Publication in “Photography Vibes – Best of Edition 2008″
  • Various Publications in international Magazines, Newspapers etc

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