Juergen Teller (b.1964) grew up in Bubenreuth near Erlangen, Germany. Teller graduated in 1986 and moved to London, finding work in the music industry shooting record covers for musicians such as Simply Red, Sinéad O’Connor and Morrissey with the help of the photographer, Nick Knight. By the early 1990s, he was working for avant-garde fashion magazines such as i-D, The Face, Details and Arena. Teller has collaborated with many fashion designers over the years, including Helmut Lang, Marc Jacobs, Yves Saint Laurent, Vivienne Westwood, Celine and Louis Vuitton.

Teller was the recipient of the Citibank Photography Prize in association with the Photographer’s Gallery, London in 2003. In 2007, he represented the Ukraine as one of five artists in the 52nd Venice Biennale. Teller has exhibited internationally, including solo shows at the Photographer’s Gallery, London (1998), Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (2004), Foundation Cartier, Paris (2006), Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Germany (2009), Daelim Contemporary Art Museum, Seoul (2011), Dallas Contemporary, USA (2011), Institute of Contemporary Art, London (2013), Deste Foundation, Athens (2014), Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin (2015) and Bundeskunstalle, Bonn (2016) . Teller’s work is featured in numerous collections around the world, including the Centre Pompidou, Paris; International Center for Photography, New York; Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev; and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London. He has published forty-one artist books and exhibition catalogues since 1996. He currently holds a Professorship of Photography at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste Nürnberg. Teller lives and works in London. 

Considered one of the world’s most sought-after contemporary photographers, Teller has successfully straddled the interface of both art and commercial photography. Teller is represented by CLM, UK and Lehnmann Maupin, NY, Suzanne Tarasieve Paris, CFA Berlin, Christine Koenig Vienna, and Alison Jacques London.  

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2018 Enjoy Your Life!, Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland (forthcoming)
  • 2017 Go-Sees, Alison Jacques Gallery, London, United Kingdom (forthcoming)
  • 2017 Juergen Teller, Kunstpalais, Erlangen, Germany
  • Juergen Teller x Vivienne Westwood, Vivienne Westwood Showroom, New York, NY (forthcoming; Juergen Teller, Photo London, London, United Kingdom; Enjoy Your Life!, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany
  • Juergen Teller: Teller Ga Kaeru, Blum & Poe, Tokyo, Japan Juergen Teller, Kunstpalais, Erlangen, Germany
  • 2016 Enjoy Your Life!, Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, Germany; Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech Republic
  • 2016 Enjoy Your Life!, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany
  • 2015 The Clinic, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany
  • 2014 Macho, DESTE Foundation, Athens, Greece Bus Stops, The Strand, London, United Kingdom; I am fifty, Galerie Suzanna Tarasieve, Paris, France
  • 2013 Woo!, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, United Kingdom
  • 2012 Juergen Teller, Lehmann Maupin, New York, NY The Girl with the Broken Nose, Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy Irene im Wald, The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY Bilder und Texte, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, London, United Kingdom
  • 2011 Texte und Bilder, Brukenthal Museum, Sibiu, Romania; Moscow House of Photography, Moscow, Russia Men and Women, O23C Workshop, Berlin, Germany Man with Banana, Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, TX Touch Me, Daelim Museum, Seoul, South Korea Paradis, Johann König Gallery, Berlin, Germany
  • 2010 Calves and Thighs, Alcala 31, Madrid, Spain Touch Me, Le Consortium, Dijon, France Texte und Bilder, Christine Koenig Galerie, Vienna, Austria
  • 2009 Paradis, Lehmann Maupin, New York, NY Logisch, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nürnberg, Germany Teller, Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, Netherlands
  • 2008 Ukraine, Lehmann Maupin, New York, NY Nürnberg, Galerist, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2007 Awailable, Inverleith House, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • 2006 Do you know what I mean, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, France 

Selected Publications

  • 2017 'BORIS MIKHAILOV, Parliament,' Rodovid Press, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • 2016 'Mit dem Teller nach Bonn,' Steidl/Bundeskunsthalle, Göttingen, Germany
  • 2015 'The Clinic,' Snoeck, Cologne, Germany; 'Season Three (Louis Vuitton SS2015)' Steidl, Göttingen, Germany; 'Siegerflieger,' Steidl, Göttingen, Germany; 'The Flow,' Steidl, Göttingen, Germany
  • 2014 'Kolkata, The Juergen Teller Purple Book,' Purple Institute, Paris, France 'I Am Fifty,' Suzanne Tarasieve, Paris, France 'Araki Teller, Teller Araki' Match and Company & OstLicht: Galerie fur Fotografie, Vienna, Austria 'I just arrived in Paris,' Steidl, Göttingen, Germany
  • 2013 'Woo!,' Steidl and ICA 'Eating at Hotel Il Pellicano,' Violette Editions, London, United Kingdom
  • 2012 'Pictures and Text,' Steidl, Göttingen, Germany 'The Master III,' Steidl, Göttingen, Germany 'The Keys to the House,' Steidl, Göttingen, Germany 'Common Ground,' Marsillo Editoria, Venice, Italy; Teller, Jurgen, 'Le Louvre,' Paradis 5, Paradis, Paris, France; Teller, Jurgen,'What I am looking at, 'Paradis 6, Paradis, Paris, France 
  • 2011 Touch Me,' Les Presses du Réel, Dijon, France “The Keys to the House,' Steidl, Göttingen, Germany 'Hotel Il Pellicano, Italy: Slim Aarons, John Swope, Juergen Teller,'Rizzoli, New York, NY

Honors and Distinctions

  • 1993 Photography Prize at Festival de la Mode, Monaco
  • 1998 CDFA Award for Marc Jacobs Short Film, New York, NY
  • 2003 Citibank Photography Prize, London, United Kingdom


  1. 28 Aug 2014
    Juergen Teller creates an interview.

    Lily Cole by Juergen Teller

  2. 12:00 - 14:00 on 8 Dec 2004
    Juergen Teller presents a live stream.

    Juergen Teller

  3. 12 Feb 2003
    Juergen Teller features in a project.

    In Camera

  4. 10 Nov 2000
    Juergen Teller features in a project.