Bertram Kober was born in 1961 in Leipzig. He studied photography at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst from 1981-1987. After obtaining his diploma under Evelyn Richter he completed a further degree there and then switched to Communication Design in Essen for two semesters in 1990 under Prof. Angela Neuke. He lives and works in Berlin and Leipzig.
After reunification Bertram Kober founded Punctum photo agency. He is still a member. With the new freedom to travel he made photographic study trips abroad to Spain, the UK and USA. Italy greatly inspired him and gave birth to his projects “Carrara” and “Sacri Monti”.
In 2005 he began teaching at Fotoschule am Schiffbauer Damm. In 2007 he cofounded the IAPh Board of Trustees, responsible for the Neue Schule für Fotografie, where he currently teaches.
In class, Bertram Kober draws on his years of experience as a working photographer and artist in order to teach essential technique, art history, and image theory. In the second and third years he focuses on getting students to develop their personal style whilst providing a realistic view of the current market. Through lectures, discussions and practical exercises, he aims to create an open atmosphere where students can develop and work towards their goals.
2013 Europäischer Architekturfotografie-Preis, Recognition Award
2011 Universes in Universe, Best Photograph, 54th International Art Exhibition, 54. Venice Biennale
2003 Berufung in die Deutsche Fotografische Akademie
1997 Kodak Fotokalender-Preis
Single Exhibitions (selected)
2018 Goldbach (Roșia Montană), Galerie Irrgang, Berlin
2015 For Transmission, Galerie Irrgang, Berlin
2013 Sacri Monti, Städtische Museen, Zittau
2012 Carrara and more, J+A Gallery, Dubai
2011 Carrara, Kreis für Kunst und Kultur, St. Ulrich, Italien
2010 Sacri Monti, Haus am Dom, Frankfurt am Main
Group Exhibitions (selected)
2013 architekturbild. Europäischer Architekturfotografie-Preis, Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt am Main
2011 Magie des Objekts. Photographie aus drei Jahrhunderten, Leopold Museum, Wien
2011 Leipzig. Fotografie seit 1839, Museum der bildenden Künste, Leipzig
2014 Transmission, Kerber Verlag Bielefeld
2009 Sacri Monti, Kerber Verlag Bielefeld
2008 Hochsitz, Plöttner Verlag Leipzig
2007 Carrara, Kerber Verlag Bielefeld
2002 Legitime Aspekte des Alltags, Verlag Faber & Faber Leipzig
2001 Freiheit macht Arbeit, Edition Erata Leipzig
1996 Kulpoche, Verlag Faber & Faber Leipzig