*1979 in Herne, Germany, lives and works in Berlin.
In 2008 Jörg Brüggemann finished his photography studies under the guidance of professor Peter Bialobrzeski at the University of the Arts in Bremen with his diploma project “Same Same But Different” about backpacking tourism in South Asia.
Since September 2008 he works as a freelance photographer in Berlin and since October 2009 he is member of the OSTKREUZ – Photographers’ Agency.
In March 2012 Jörg Brüggemann published his first monograph “Metalheads – The Global Brotherhood” with gestalten publiher and had a accompanying single exhibition at gestalten Space.
Since 2023 Head of School (together with Lia Darjes) and lecturer at the Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie in Berlin.
He recieved numerous awards and grants including the BFF promtion prize 2009, two VG BildKunst grants, an honorable mention at CENTER’s Project Competition 2009, as a finalist at the MAGNUM
Expression Award 2009 and a winner of PDN Photo Annual 2013.
As a member of OSTKREUZ – Photographers’ Agency he recieved the Konrad-Wolf-Preis 2013. His work has been published in national and international magazines and blog like ZEIT MAGAZIN, The Sunday Times Magazine, Le Monde 2, TIME LightBox, Rolling Stone and DAS MAGAZIN and has been exhibited in museums like C/O Berlin and Robert Capa Center Budapest.