Daniel von Rüdiger

Daniel von Rüdiger

City: Basel

Genres: Portraits, Events, Architecture, Street, Videography


Daniel von Rüdiger (Ph.D.) is a photographer, filmmaker, and musician. He studied Visual Communication, Communication Strategies and Iconic Research in Munich, Augsburg and Basel. He got his Ph.D. from the University of Art Linz for his investigation on the connection of rhythm in work, film and music. In his artistic research, he generates theoretic findings through artistic practice.

Daniel von Rüdiger uses photography as a tool for artistic expression as well as for documentation. He works as a social documentary photographer and filmmaker for nonprofit organizations in Nepal and Papua New Guinea. His photographs of the daily life of indigenous people have been exhibited amongst others in the Gropius Bau Berlin, Rietberg Museum Zurich and the Queensland Art Gallery in Brisbane. As a photo-artist, he is represented by the German-based gallery Pablo & Paul.  

Daniel von Rüdiger uses his DSLR not just to take photos but also for filming. For the Museum of Culture in Basel, he made the award-winning documentary Kanu belong Keram. As a musician, he is also in charge of the soundtracks of his films. He forms together with the guitarist Carl the duo 0101 ( www.0101.wtf) who produces film scores. 

Daniel von Rüdiger can look back on more than ten years of teaching in academia. The last years he was lecturer for photography at the Academy of Art and Design, Basel. Besides, he is getting booked as a keynote speaker to spread his knowledge on rhythm and his experiences about Papua New Guinea.

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