Bernd Walz - 

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Bernd Walz


Bernd Walz studied biology at the University of Heidelberg and has an appointment as a professor
for animal physiology at the University of Potsdam since 1995. Photography became his passion,
the creative and artistic counterweight to his life as a scientist. Photography allows him to slow down
his life. This aspect is the major reason that many of his images are very reduced, quiet and
minimalistic compositions. Landscape, macro- and aesthetic microphotography are his favoured
photographic areas.
Bernd Walz is a member of the DVF (Deutscher Verband für Fotografie) and the Society of German
Nature Photographers (Gesellschaft Deutscher Tierfotografen - GDT).


Bernd Walz im Interview "Aspekte seiner Fotografie"




One Person Exhibitions:

Januar 2008: "Micro- und Macrophotography", Bahnhofspassagen Potsdam

Mai - November 2010: „Slow Down, Calm Down“ - Minimalistic black and white images. Bahnhofspassagen Potsdam

January – March 2012: "Crystalline World - Fine Art Microphotography", Treffpunkt Freizeit, Potsdam

February – May 2013: "Faszination Mikrokosmos“ – Fine Art Microphotography, Red Cross Bood Donor Center Neubrandenburg

and participation in several group exhibitions



Auszeichnungen / Preise

Honorable mention “European Photographer of the Year 2007”

1st place: Category `Landscape´ of the contest "GDT-Nature Photographer of the Year 2009"

7th place annual judging "fotoforum Award 2011" and 1st place Photoclub judging 2011

1st place: Category “Free subject” of the fotoforum Award 4/2012

1st place: Category “Long exposure” of the FotoHits contest 08/2012


text/foto: bernd walz




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