1959 born in Riesa/Elbe

1978 high school diploma, Runge-Gymnasium Oranienburg

1984–1989 graphic design and photography studies at the FWG Berlin-Schöneweide with Manfred Paul

1989 degree, exhibition designer

since 1989 work as a graphic designer and photographer

since 2010 publication of his own photo catalogues

2014 admission into the Deutsche Fotografische Akademie

Lives and works as a graphic designer and photographer in Berlin



Exhibition (selection)

2021 «Eight Days A Week», Galerie Franzkowiak, Berlin

2019 «Von Ferne. Bilder zur DDR», Museum Villa Stuck, Munich

2018 «Runway», Galerie Franzkowiak, Berlin

2018 Triennale der Fotografie, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg

2017 «Lebensszenen II», Galerie Franzkowiak, Berlin

2017 «Scenes de vie», Fotohaus ParisBerlin, Arles

2016 «Vineta», Galerie im Tempelhof-Museum, Berlin

2016 «Bis Jetzt», Forum für Fotografie, Köln

2015 «City Shapes» (with Phillip Jones), Anzenberger Gallery, Vienna

2015 «A Decade of Publishing», Forum für Fotografie, Cologne

Published works

2021 «Eight Days A Week», Kerber

2016 «Vineta», Peperoni Books

2015 «Aphasia» and «Runway»

2014 «Replies»

2011 «Technik», «Mercedes», «Asphalt», «Desiderata»

2010 «Von Ferne», «Magico»

Andreas Trogisch

I have been working as a graphic designer and photographer since the late 80s, most of the time in designer groups such as Grappa Design or Blotto, which I was involved in founding. Despite the fact that I have always worked in all areas of graphic design, for the first 20 years there was a focus on poster design, which later shifted to book design. This has been very helpful to me in the last 10 when designing my own and other people’s photo books.

My understanding of design is derived from the fundamental knowledge that we have about visual perception and thus connects directly to the basic design course.In the vast majority of cases, graphic design is the combination of various visual components – fonts, images and geometric shapes.The regularities that can be observed in these designs are the same that also determine the internal structure of images. The same phenomena occur here as there: contrasts, groupings, foreground and background, associations, optical illusions.The fact that this is not always immediately visible is due to the additional dimension of legibility, which is often placed in front of the fundamental perceptual phenomena, a similar “disturbing” property as the representational recognizability of photographs.


© Andreas Trogisch