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BIRGIT PÜVE
Born in 1978. Currently based in Tallinn, Estonia.
Is available for assignments worldwide, location work and private commissions.

Selected Publications and Clients: 
The Sunday Times Magazine (UK), The Washington Post (USA),
The Guardian (UK), Der Spiegel (Germany), BBC (UK), L'Express (France), Newsweek Polska, GEO (Germany), The Fader (USA), Getty Images (USA), Ryanair Magazine (UK), PDN Magazine (USA), Professional Photographer (UK), Ink London, Figaro Japan, Stuttgarter Zeitung (Germany), Ogoniok (Russia), Conscientious (USA), Astufoto Agency (Spain), Camera Obscura (Italy), Nicotine Magazine (USA), FK Magazine (Latvia), Aamulehti (Finland), BQ Magazine (UK), Eesti Ekspress (EST), Kunst.ee (EST) etc.

Awards & Honors
2014   Shortlisted for The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2014, London, UK
2014  1st Prize in Portraits, Estonian Pictures of the Year 2014, Tallinn (with the series 'Double Matters')
2013  1st Prize in Portraits, Estonian Pictures of the Year 2013, Tallinn (with the series of staged portraits called Estonian Future Stars 2013)

2012  Spectrum Emerging Talent, The Sunday Times Magazine, London, UK (with an ongoing series 'Estonian Documents')

2011 
Winner in category 'Personal', PDN Photo Annual 2011, New York, USA, (with the series 'By The Lake')

Solo Exhibitions
2015 
'Estonian Documents', Berlin, Germany
2014 
'By The Lake', St. Petersburg, Russia
2014  'Estonian Documents', 'By The Lake', Gallery der Stadt Fellbach,
European Art and Culture Festival European Summer of Culture 2014, Fellbach, Germany
2014  'By The Lake', Pechory, Russia

2014  'By The Lake', Krupp, Russia

2013  'By The Lake', Pskov State United Historical, Architectural and Fine Arts Museum, Pskov, Russia

Selected Group Exhibitions
2014  Exhibition of 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

Monographs/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
2013  Documentary 'Image Catchers', December, 2013 

2012  GUP Magazine, November 12, 2012

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




                                       




 

         For assignments, print sales and other enquiries,

don't hesitate to get in touch:


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                                              Mobile: (EST) +372 56 49 97 97

   
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7/9/2014
I am so excited to be one of the shortlisted photographers for THE TAYLOR WESSING PORTRAIT PRIZE 2014! Participating in the award ceremony and the opening of the exhibition in London in November. BBC, The Independent, The Telegraph, Daily Mail, The Guardian among others also published the news.
7/6/2014
Some time ago I was commissioned by the New York based music magazine The Fader to portray producer Inga Copeland for the print issue. See the June/July 2014 issue of The Fader or here.
28/2/2014
For the second year in a row - I was selected as the 1st Prize winner in Estonian Pictures of the Year contest in Portraits category! My warmest thanks to all the twins whom I was happy to portray in the book project and to the publisher Hea Lugu.
7/2/2014
Good news! The photobook of twins and triplets was selected among the 25 Best Designed Books in 2013! Thanks to the designer Marje Eelma and all the lovely people who helped the book to come true!
Winning books will travel to Leipzig and Frankfurt in Germany, and Gothenburg, Sweden.
12/12/2013
My photobook of identical twins and triplets, 'Elada mitmuses', is out now! You can purchase it here (Estonia) and here (elsewhere).
27/11/2013
I am happy to let you know that my solo exhibition 'By The Lake' in Pskov State United Historical, Architectural and Fine Arts Museum, Russia, is open from November 27! Press release available here. And some more here.
28/9/2013
Series 'By the Lake' was chosen into the group exhibition of Estonian photographic art 1992-2013 in Tartu Art House. Curated by Anneli Porri, the exhibition offer a perspective on Estonian contemporary photographic art, focusing on space and the perception of environment. More information here.
28/4/2013
Spending upcoming weeks in New York, USA.
11/3/2013I am taking part in Amber Road Show, a group exhibition organized by FLUSS in the Castle of Wolkersdorf, Austria, in May 2013.
9/2/2013
I will be giving lectures at the Estonian Academy of Arts, Open Academy, until the end of May 2013.
12/11/2012
Selected works of ISSP 2012 are featured in today's GUP Magazine (NL). My exhibition images from the series 'Cosmogony' is included to the portfolio.
7/8/2012
I am selected as a Spectrum Emerging Talent, that is a new initiative of The Sunday Times Magazine's photo editors! My ongoing series 'Estonian Documents' is featured in The Sunday Times Magazine's Beyond Spectrum.
29/6/2012
There will be an expanded screening of THE FENCE photo exhibition today in Photoville in Brooklyn, New York. My series 'By The Lake' is included.
6/6 2012
Latvian Foto Kvartals published my portfolio and a short interview today in Porfolio section. Many thanks to Arnis Balcus!
24/5/2012
I am selected to ISSP in Kuldiga, Latvia, this year. All the selected participants are listed here.
27/12/2011
Photograph 'Irja' became part of the collection of Estonian Theatre and Music Museum.
28/11/2011
Ogoniok magazine, based in Moscow, published my series 'By The Lake' in today's issue, November 28th 2011.
19/9/2011
Nicotine Magazine (USA) features my series '21st Century Estonians' in September Issue.
10/05/2011
I am really happy to say, that I am one of the selected photographers in PDN Photo Annual 2011, USA. PDN Magazine will publish my image of twins representing the series 'By The Lake' in special edition of Photo Annual 2011 in June. All the winning entries of the contest are seen here.
30/04/2011
Magazine GEO published my series 'By The Lake' in May 2011.
15/04/2011
Camera Obscura blog/magazine published my portrait diptychs from the series 'By the Lake' with my written text about it. See here.
3/12/2010
For a while ago I photographed two writers Hedi Rosma and Viivi Luik for the book 'The Book I Am'. The book is out now and you can purchase it in the bookstores from December 9th, 2010.
17/11/2010
Jorg M. Colberg from Conscientious features my series 'By The Lake' on November 16th 2010 in section of 'European Contemporary Photography'.
15/09/2010
My photos about Russian Orthodox Old Believers closed community will be seen among others during the group exhibition in October 2010 in Perm, State Art Gallery, Russia. The opening is October 9th.


 

                                         

 

                                             

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