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Lena Herzog

Organe der Stiftung, Lena Herzog

Lena Herzog was born and grew up in the Urals, on the Western border of Siberia. She studied languages and literature at the University of Saint Petersburg, Russia. She moved to the United States to complete her degree in Philosophy at Mills College, California, and worked on an honorarium at Stanford University. Since 1997 Lena Herzog started taking photographs and studying early and alternative printing techniques as well as doing documentary work. She is the author of six books of photography: “Strandbeest / The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen,” “Lost Souls,” “Tauromaquia,” “Flamenco,” and “Pilgrims” among them. Her portfolios appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Los Angeles Times, The Paris Review, Cabinet Magazine, The Believer Magazine, Vanity Fair and many others. Herzog is a regular contributing photographer to Harper’s Magazine. Her work has been internationally exhibited and collected by major museums and institutions. Lena and Werner Herzog have been partners since 1995. They married in 1999 and, for the past 20 years, they have been living in California and have extensively traveled on their projects around the world.

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