Christopher Thomas Selected Works

(Germany , 1961)
Biography
Christopher Thomas
Christopher Thomas, born in Munich in 1961, graduated from the Bayerische Staatslehranstalt für Photographie (Bavarian State Teaching Institute for Photography), and now works internationally as a renowned advertising photographer. His photojournalism for Geo, Stern, Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin, Merian, and magazines has received many international prizes. He became known as an artist with his extensive cycle Münchner Elegien (Munich Elegies), which was shown at the Fotomuseum München in 2005 and published that year by Schirmer/Mosel. New York Sleeps is another series of Polaroid photographs produced shortly thereafter. These works have been exhibited at the Bernheimer Fine Art Photography in Munich as well as at the Steven Kasher Gallery in New York, Fifty One Fine Art Photography in Antwerp, and the Wapping Project, London. The associated publication, New York Sleeps: Photographs by Christopher Thomas, was published in 2009 by Prestel (3rd printing in 2011) and shortly thereafter received the Deutscher Fotobuchpreis. The photographs in Christopher Thomas’s Passion were taken in Oberammergau in 2010, during the rehearsals for the passion play there. In 2011 his Passion cycle received the highest award (silver) in the photography category from the Art Director Club Deutschland. An extensive selection from this cycle was on show in the grand church hall of the Bayerisches Nationalmuseum from October 2011 through April 2012. The publication Christopher Thomas: Passion; Photographien der Passionsspiele Oberammergau 2010 is available from Prestel. In February 2012, his latest works have also been published in a book by Prestel: Christopher Thomas: Venice in Solitude. Christopher Thomas lives in Munich.

Exhibitions:

2014
Paris City of Light, Steven Kasher Gallery, New York
Paris City of Light, Bernheimer Fine Art Photography, Munich
City portraits: Munich, New York, Venice, Paris, Bernheimer Fine Art, Lucerne
150 Years Bernheimer (group exhibition), Bernheimer Fine Old Masters and Bernheimer Fine Art Photography, Munich
Passion, Museum Kirche zum Heiligen Kreuz, Zitta

2013
seelenblicke, KunstKulturKirche, Frankfurt
New York Sleeps, Photolux Festival, Lucca
90 cans, CU-1 Gallery, Miami
Leitzachtal 2012, Tannerhof, Bayrischzell
City Portraits, Elipsis Gallery, Istanbul
Burnt Women, Bernheimer Fine Art Photography
Passion Inri, Sankt Rochus Church, Düsseldorf

2012
Venice, in Solitude, Hamiltons Gallery, London
Venice, in Solitude, Bernheimer Fine Art Photography, Munich
Venice, in Solitude, Fifty One Fine Art Photography, Antwerp
Passion, Galerie Photo 12, Paris
New York Sleeps, Helsinki Photography Biennial
New York Sleeps, Museum im Kleihues-Bau, Stuttgart-Kornwestheim
Venice in Solitude, Steven Kasher Gallery, New York
Passion, Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, Munich
New York Sleeps, The Wapping Project Bankside, London

2011
New York Sleeps, Fifty One Fine Art Photography, Antwerpen
Munich . New York . Photographs

2010
Bernheimer Fine Art Photography, Schloss Fuschl, Fuschl, Austria
New York Sleeps . Photographs by Christopher Thomas,
Bernheimer Fine Art Photography, Munich

2009
Christopher Thomas . New York Sleeps, Steven Kasher Gallery, New York
Munich inspires, Exhibition for the 850th city anniversary,
Literaturhaus München, Munich

2008
Places beyond Turbulence . Photographs by Olaf Otto Becker and
Christopher Thomas, Credit Suisse AG, Munich

2007
Munich Elegies . Photographs by Christopher Thomas, Fotomuseum München
Christopher Thomas . Munich Elegies. Photographs from 1999–2005

2006
Schirmer/Mosel Showroom, Munich

Publications:

2014 Paris, City of Lights, Prestel Publishing
2012 Venice in Solitude, Prestel Publishing
2010 Passion, Prestel Publishing
2009 New York Sleeps, Prestel Publishing
2005 Münchner Elegien, Schirmer Mosel Publishing

Museums and collections:

German Parliament (Deutscher Bundestag)
SOR Collection
Credit Suisse
Elton John Collection
Francois Pinault Collection
Nicola Erni Collection
Bayerisches Nationalmuseum (Bavarian National Museum)
Fotomuseum München ( Museum for photography Munich)
Agnelli Collection

Press
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