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BIRGIT PÜVE
PHOTOGRAPHY

BIRGIT PÜVE


Currently based in Estonia.
Besides personal projects is available for assignments, location work and private commissions.
 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS


The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Der Spiegel, The Guardian, Monocle, L'Express, Le Monde, NBC News, Getty Images, GEO, Internazionale, Forbes Austria, Ryanair Magazine, Newsweek Polska, PDN Magazine, Smith Journal, The Fader, Figaro Japan, Stuttgarter Zeitung, Ogoniok, Malibu Magazine, Kunst.ee magazine etc.

AWARDS & HONORS

2018  Belarus in Focus 2017/International competition for journalists writing about Belarus in international media; for the story 'Alina in Lukaland' (about transgender issues in Belarus), winner together with author Katerina Barushka, Minsk, Belarus
2017  LensCulture's 30 Female Photographers to Watch, Paris, France

2017  Estonian Press Photo of the Year 2016, winner in Sports category (with the portrait series of young sumo wrestlers), Tallinn, Estonia
2016  Pentax Portrait Photo of the Year 2016, 3rd Prize, Tallinn, Estonia
2016  PDN's 30: New and Emerging Photographers to Watch, Nominee, New York, USA
2015  The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2015, Exhibitor, London, UK
2015  LensCulture Exposure Awards, Finalist, Paris, France
2014  The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2014, 3rd Prize, London, UK
2014  Estonian Press Photo of the Year, 1st Prize in Portraiture, Tallinn, Estonia
2013  Estonian Press Photo of the Year, 1st Prize in Portraiture, Tallinn, Estonia
2012  Spectrum Emerging Talent, The Sunday Times Magazine, London, UK
2011   PDN Photo Annual 2011, winner in category 'Personal', New York, USA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019  'Kynö', European Art Centre, Bialystok, Poland 
2018  'Kynö', Rathausgalerie, Greifswald, Germany
2017  'Sanctuary / Varjupaik', Tallinn City Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia

2017  'Kynö', Kihnu museum, Kihnu island, Estonia
2016  'Estonian Documents', 12 Star Gallery, Europe House, London, UK
2016  'Estonian Documents', 'By The Lake', Gallery Sztuka Wyboru, Gdansk, Poland
2015  'Estonian Documents', Interphoto Festival, European Art Centre, Bialystok, Poland
2015  'Estonian Documents', Deutsche Journalisten-Verband Berlin, Berlin, Germany
2015  'Double Matters', St, John's Church, Tartu, Estonia

2015  'By The Lake', Tushino Gallery, Moscow, Russia
2015  'Estonian Documents', The Estonian Embassy in Berlin, Berlin, Germany
2015  'Double Matters', The Photographic Museum, Tallinn, Estonia
2014  'Estonian Documents', 'By The Lake', Gallery der Stadt Fellbach, European Art and Culture Festival 2014, Fellbach, Germany
2014  'By The Lake', Krupp, Russia
2013  'By The Lake', Pskov State United Historical, Architectural and Fine Arts Museum, Pskov, Russia

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2017 
'Estonian Documents', CinEast Festival, Neumünster Abbey, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
2017  Beyond91 group exhibition, Gallery CLB Berlin, Berlin, Germany

2016  The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2015 exhibition, The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Staffordshire and Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, UK
2016  'topo ing rame' by WiE Kultur Galerie, BMW Stiftung Herbert Quandt, Berlin, Germany
2015  The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2015 exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK
2015  'By The Lake', Photo London, Somerset House, London, UK
2015  The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2014, Millennium Gallery, Sheffield, UK
2015  Amber Road Show, Photon Gallery, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Vienna, Austria
2014  The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2014, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK
2014  Amber Road Show, Flensburger Schifffahrtsmuseum,  Flensburg, Germany
2013  Amber Road Show, Fotoforum Gallery, Innsbruck, Austria
2013  'Where You End, I Begin', Photomonth '13, Tartu Art House, Estonia

2013  Amber Road Show, Castle of Wolkersdorf, Wolkersdorf im Weinviertel, Austria

2012  'By the Lake', 'Estonian Documents', Fair of Photographic Art of Estonia, Tallinn, Estonia

2012  'Cosmogony', Kuldiga Town Exhibition Hall, Kuldiga, Latvia 

2012  'By The Lake', Nighttime screening of THE FENCE photo exhibition in Photoville, Brooklyn, New York, USA 
2012  'Estonia In Pictures', Quebec Observatoire de la Capitale,
Quebec City, Canada                                            
2011  'Prichudie. Revisited', St. John's Church, Saint Petersburg, Russia
2011  'Prichudie. Revisited', Yugo-Zapadnaya Centre, Moscow, Russia
2010  'Prichudie. Revisited', State Art Gallery, Perm, Russia
2010  'EtnoFotorism', National Library of Estonia, Russian Theatre, Tallinn; Gallery of Theatre Vanemuine, Tartu, Estonia 
2010  'By The Lake', visual presentation of contemporary photography projects of Daylight/CDS Photo Awards, Gallery Golden Belt, Durham, NC, USA
2010  'Estonia In Pictures', Estonian Embassy in Ottawa, Canada
2009  'Underworlds', Goethe Institute, Riga, Latvia
2009  'Prichudie. Revisited', Northern Institute of Aland, Mariehamn, Aland, Finland
2009  'Estonia In Pictures', Estonian Embassy in Washington, Washington D.C, USA
2008  'Prichudie. Revisited', Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn, Estonia
2008  'Prichudie. Revisited', Festival WALESTONIA, Cardiff, Wales, UK
2008  'Man's World', Goethe Institute, Riga, Latvia
2008  'Prichudie. Revisited', Cultural House of Pskov, Pskov, Russia
2008  'European Landscapes', Les Rencontres d'Arles/ Arles Photography Festival, Arles, France
2008  'Prichudie. Revisited', Cultural House, Petroskoy, The Republic of Karelia
2007  'Prichudie. Revisited', Gallery ambulARToorium, Estonia


BOOKS

2013  'Elada mitmuses' ('Double Matters'), photobook of identical twins and triplets, hardcover, 128 pages, publisher Hea Lugu.
Selected among 25 Best Designed Books in 2013.

SELECTED FEATURES


2015  Project 'By the Lake' on 
LensCulture, March 9
2014  TIME Lightbox,
See This Year's Best Portrait Photographs, October 29
2013  Documentary 'Image Catchers', December 
2012  GUP Magazine, November 12
2012  Beyond Spectrum, The Sunday Times Magazine, August 6 

2012  FK Magazine, June 6, 2012, interview by Arnis Balcus

2011  GEO Magazine, June 2011, pp 108-111

2011  PDN Photo Annual, May 2011, pp 127  

2011  Camera Obscura, April 15, 2011  

2010  Joerg Colberg, Conscientious photography blog, November 16

WORKS IN COLLECTIONS


Galerie der Stadt Fellbach, Germany; Estonian Theatre and Music Museum, Estonia, and in private collections in Estonia, Finland, Germany, UK, USA

MEMBERSHIPS

Estonian Union of Photography Artists,
Estonian Association of Press Photographers


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